Catholic School Board Handles Concerns of Homophobia by Calling it ‘Objectively Disordered’

Even when religious people try to do the right thing, their enemy is often their own faith. In Ontario, Canada, the government is instituting anti-bullying legislation in schools — including Catholic ones. The Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board answered this call by creating a “20-page equity blueprint… to help teachers tackle [Read More…]

Help Us Win $2,500; It Just Takes a Click

Dan Cohen is a finalist in Zinio’s “You Can Find Me On Zinio” sweepstakes. Long story short: Go here, click on VOTE NOW, click on Dan Cohen’s name, and the repeat every day until April 16th. If Dan wins, his company has promised to donate the $2,500 prize to Foundation Beyond Belief! You can vote [Read More…]

Oh No, They Got Me!

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The Goddess of Brazen Hussies

David Ellis Dickerson is a frequent contributor to “This American Life” and his stories tend to revolve around his time as a fundamentalist Christian. I posted about one of them in particular last year. Now, he’s written a book called The Exy Book: Modern Myths of a Scandalous Goddess — about Xenia, a “skeptical trickster [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Seven-Year-Old Faces Religious Badgering at School

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hi Richard, My son is in second grade and is coming under pressure from his friends. They are badgering him saying he is going to go to hell because he doesn’t believe in God. I know this won’t be the last time someone tries to [Read More…]