Who Knew Schlotzsky’s Deli Was a Christian Franchise?

Kevin Stanford walked into a Schlotzsky’s Deli in San Angelo, TX recently and he was disturbed to hear what was being played on the store’s stereo system: Christian music. And lots of it. He wrote to the restaurant’s website and explained why this bothered him: … This was not instrumental music that I happened to [Read More...]

Camp Quest Co-Founder Helen Kagin Dies at 76

Helen Kagin, the co-founder of Camp Quest (along with her husband Edwin), died yesterday from complications following cancer surgery at the age of 76. She had been unconscious for days and her family decided to take her off life support, as she had requested in her Living Will. She was one of the sweetest women [Read More...]

Melissa Hussain Deserves to Keep Her Teaching Job

Because of my own situation last summer involving a religious nut going after my public school teaching job, a lot of people have sent me the story of Melissa Hussain, the North Carolina 8th grade teacher whose job is in jeopardy because of how she handled her über-religious students. She’s currently suspended with pay. And [Read More...]

The Voice Ain’t Coming

I would hope people come to their senses well before they hit the second panel…: (via nakedpastor) [Read more...]

What Atheists Can Learn from the LGBT Community

Greta Christina has an excellent piece on what the atheist movement can learn from the gay movement. There’s another lesson that I think atheists can learn from the LGBT movement; one that the LGBT movement took a little while to learn. And that’s to let firebrands be firebrands, and to let diplomats be diplomats. We [Read More...]