Alabama Gubernatorial Candidate Attacked for Supporting Science

Bradley Byrne is a former Democrat, current Republican, running to become Governor of Alabama. His background includes degrees from Duke and the University of Alabama — he even served as Chancellor of Alabama’s community colleges — so you would think he has a decent head on his shoulders. He’s currently the subject of a rather [Read More...]

Eboo Patel and “You People?”

by Jesse Galef – I have quite a lot to say on the subject of drawing Muhammad.  At my day job as Communications Director for the Secular Student Alliance I’m watching the recent developments closely, and on a personal level I feel passionately about the issues of free speech, respect, and taboos. But I won’t [Read More...]

It’s Just a Muhammad Drawing. Relax.

Lars Vilks is a Swedish artist who was at the center of controversy in 2007 because he drew the Islamic prophet Muhammad with a dog’s body. Yeah… I’m not impressed by it even as a work of art. But it still managed to piss off Muslims. Vilks said a couple months ago that he “had [Read More...]

Candidates for Mayor of Toronto All Make Appeals to God

Who knew Toronto, Ontario was located in the Bible Belt? The four candidates running for mayor are all paying homage to a god and promising church groups a larger role in the government: Four of Toronto’s mayoral candidates have vowed to give faith-based groups a bigger role in city affairs, with Rocco Rossi proclaiming: “God [Read More...]

Mojave Cross Stolen

The Mojave cross at the center of the recent Salazar v. Buono Supreme Court decision has been stolen: The National Park Service confirmed that the seven-foot high symbol had been ripped down sometime on Sunday or Monday by thieves who cut through bolts attaching it to Sunrise Rock in the Mojave National Preserve. Park Service [Read More...]