Picture of the Day

The event took place during the Saraswathi Gora Centenary International Conference in India. “This is the first time I performed ‘magic’ on the dais but I do not have stage fear,” [10-year-old Sankalp Gora] declares. “I am an atheist and I want people around me to know the reality, to educate themselves on things which [Read More…]

California Bans Gay Conversion for Minors

This is shocking to me only because it’s the first state to do it, but California has correctly banned the kind of religion-based therapy intended to turn gay kids straight: Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed Senate Bill 1172, which prohibits children under age 18 from undergoing “sexual orientation change efforts.” The [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Atheist Has to Listen to Roommate’s Christian Rock

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I recently moved in with three other girls into a small, one bedroom apartment (we’ve all left home a year early to pursue a very specialized career). Along with the normal problems that accompany living in tight quarters I’ve run into a problem [Read More…]

Drawing Muhammad on Campus Leads to Complaints

Last Thursday night, the Campus, Atheists, Skeptics and Humanists at the University of Minnesota drew chalk images of Muhammad on campus to “celebrate” Everybody Draw Muhammad Day. These weren’t mean images. Many were stick figures. Some simply alluded to Muhammad indirectly: Still, it didn’t stop the Muslim Student Association on campus from getting upset about [Read More…]

Muslim Radicals Torch Buddhist Temples Because of a Facebook Photo

It’s a day after International Blasphemy Rights Day, and over the weekend, we learned just how dangerous it can be in certain parts of the world when you criticize the Muslim faith — even accidentally. Here was the scene in Bangladesh: Thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims… set fires in at least 10 Buddhist temples and 40 [Read More…]