Afghan Husbands Can Legally Starve Their Wives

A few months ago, there was a proposed law in Afghanistan for the Shia minority that would have forced Afghani women to have sex with their husbands. Not only did the law pass, it’s worse than we thought. Last week, though, Human Rights Watch discovered that a revised version of the Shiite Personal Status Law [Read More...]

College Atheists in Utah!

Colleges are back in session across the country and many atheist groups are having their first meetings. It’s particularly nice to see groups growing in states you wouldn’t expect to see them at all. Like the Utah State University Secular Humanists, Atheists, and Free Thinkers (SHAFT). (How can you not love that acronym?) They just [Read More...]

Iowan Refuses to Drive Bus with Atheist Ad On It

My school district is huge. So huge that, when the year begins, we hold a district-wide meeting at a local megachurch, because it’s really the only place where we can comfortably fit everybody. I understand why we do it and, to their credit, the church has always gone out of their way to keep their [Read More...]

Does Free Speech Include Reciting Hate-Filled Bible Passages?

If you stood out on a street corner and started saying that gay people should be killed or made racially-charged remarks about slavery, it would be considered hate speech and you could be arrested. In the UK, however, Miguel Hayworth and father John Hayworth are facing arrest for doing just that… but they say they [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Considering an Ultimatum to Her Intolerant Family

Dear Richard, I’m in a polyamorous relationship. I’ve been married to my husband for almost four years, and for the past three, we’ve had a live-in boyfriend. At this point in our relationship, we consider all three of us to be equals – the marriage between me and my husband is no more or less [Read More...]