Weapons-Grade Bigotry from My Alma Mater

When I attended Purdue University, I did my best to avoid The Exponent, the student newspaper. The reporting seemed (more than) a little lacking, the articles were frequently riddled with spelling and grammar errors, and I always tended to be more interested in U.S. politics and world affairs than the latest updates on the ice [Read More…]

Christian Bus Ad Advises Child with Druggie Parents to Pray, Not Call for Help

This bus ad, sponsored by Bus Stop Bible Studies, was seen in Toronto last week: Dear Jesus, My mom and dad do drugs at home and it scares me. Will you help them stop? Thank you for hearing my prayer. “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank [Read More…]

Atheist Billboards Go Up in Wichita, Kansas

The Wichita Coalition of Reason just put up the following billboard in two locations thanks to $4,108 in funding from the United Coalition of Reason: Reaching out to the like-minded isn’t the only goal of the coalition: “We hope people will realize that we’re already a regular part of the community,” said Sean Gillespie, coordinator [Read More…]

They’re Always Grasping at Invisible Straws…

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Campus Atheist Group Gets Denied Recognition at Catholic University

Justin Vacula, the guy who has been blocked from putting up the most inoffensive atheist bus ad in the world, has been trying to get a Secular Student Alliance group started at Marywood University (in Pennsylvania). Marywood is a private Catholic university. But that shouldn’t really matter here. Many religious schools (like DePaul University, which [Read More…]