Christian Right Leader: Legalizing Gay Marriage Will Result in Another Civil War

What will happen if gay marriage becomes legal throughout America?

Correct answer: More gay couples will get married… and that’s about it.

What will happen if gay marriage becomes legal throughout America, and you’re the dean of a fundamentalist Christian law school?

Correct answer: The institution of marriage will be destroyed, families will cease to exist, churches will die a slow miserable death, a revolution will occur, a Civil War will begin, and the United States will implode.

At least that’s the gist of what Mathew Staver, dean of Liberty University’s School of Law, told Moody Radio’s Janet Parshall: [Read more…]

The 2012 Atheist Billboard of the Year Is…

The votes have been tallied up and here are your picks for the top five atheist billboards from 2012! Keep in mind that votes were given to the best, most controversial, and most talked about billboards — not just the ones that garnered the most media attention or were the most hotly debated.

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Foundation Beyond Belief Announces Q1 2013 Slate of Charities

The Foundation Beyond Belief has just announced its five beneficiaries for the new quarter — each charity will likely receive several thousands of dollars, courtesy of atheist donors:

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Is 2013 An Unlucky Year?

No.

Just because the year ends in a 13 doesn’t make it any more or less of an an unlucky year.

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Shades of Black Atheism #1: Lauren Anderson Youngblood

Lauren Anderson Youngblood is the Communications Manager for the Secular Coalition for America. I’ve started this series with her for very specific reasons:

  1. She is one of only a handful of black atheists in a paid position within a national atheist organization.
  2. Her story and background are not what you’d expect to hear from a black atheist.
  3. Her education, experience, family and employment would make her an ideal speaker at a convention and yet she’s never been asked to speak.

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