The Phelpses

Michael Phelps: The greatest Olympian of all time, holder of several world records, on his way to 8 gold medals in swimming in Beijing. Fred Phelps: Notorious fundamentalist Christian, ardent anti-gay advocate, on his way to Westboro Baptist Church’s next protest. Someone had to put them together. No? You can do better. What subtitle should [Read More...]

We’re Not Against Christians; We’re Against Ignorance

Since 2005, the University of California has had to deal with a lawsuit filed by a number of Christian high schools and students. The Christians claimed that the university was “developing and implementing an admissions process that allegedly violates the Free Speech Clause, the Free Exercise Clause, the Establishment Clause, and the Equal Protection Clause.” [Read More...]

Focus on the Family Pulls “Rain on Obama’s Parade” Video

A couple weeks ago, James Dobson‘s Focus on the Family posted a video on its website urging viewers to pray for rain — Specifically on the night Barack Obama will give his acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination for President. The video features Stuart Shepard, director of digital media at Focus Action: The video was [Read More...]

The Humanist Wedding

Reader Bjorn recently got married! (He’s the dapper fellow on the right in the pic below.) He and his wife Jeannette had a Humanist wedding ceremony in all of its aspects, and he has now helpfully written about his experience, which I suspect may be helpful to a number of you who want to do [Read More...]

Why We Need to Teach Evolution

Olivia Judson has a simple but effective op-ed in The New York Times about why evolution must be taught in Biology classes (and not Intelligent Design/Creationism): In these arguments [of evolution versus ID/Creationism], evolution is treated as an abstract subject that deals with the age of the earth or how fish first flopped onto land. [Read More...]