Are Anti-Gay Christians Responsible for the Suicide Trend?

For a moment, I almost agreed with Laurie Higgins. I know. It freaked me out, too. She was writing about the recent, awful trend of young gay men committing suicide and mentioned Tyler Clementi, the teenager who jumped off the George Washington Bridge to his death after his roommate secretly broadcast Tyler hooking up with [Read More...]

These Prisoners Are Allowed One Book: The Bible

When you have to spend a few months or a few years in prison, one way to pass the time is to surround yourself with literature. (Activist Leslie Zukor learned about how atheist books were rarely found in prisons and began a freethought books to prisoners drive. It was incredible how many prisoners requested books [Read More...]

The Cost of Security for Lars Vilks

Lars Vilks, one of many artists threatened over a Muhammad drawing, finished his lecture at Uppsala University in Sweden yesterday. Total cost for 130 police officers and additional guards? Nearly 800,000 SEK (or $120,125.60 US dollars). According to reader Richard: The basic law is something like this: if someone is threatened for expressing themselves (in [Read More...]

This Needs a New Caption…

The other day, this was the “Dennis the Menace” comic strip published across the country: I’m pretty sure you all can come up with a more amusing caption for that image… Prove me right! (via The Comics Curmudgeon — thanks to Colin for the link!) [Read more...]

Ask Richard: New Dad Misses the Belief that God Will Protect his Daughter

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Good day Richard, my name is Ken and I have never been a strong believer in a Deity. As a kid my mom did teach us to believe in God, but over my 36 years on earth, I have seen and been a part of [Read More...]