Church of England Will Allow Gay Men to be Bishops… On One Crazy Condition

In a desperate attempt to prolong its moment in the spotlight, the tired old Church of England has once again found a way to get what should be a positive step oh so very wrong.

It’s been a busy couple of months for the church. First, we had the unsuccessful vote to allow women bishops, followed by worse-than-expected census figures, and, finally, its bizarre exemption from upcoming gay marriage legislation.┬áThis time, there’s confusion all around as the church has moved to allow openly gay priests in civil partnerships to become bishops. [Read more…]

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema Sworn Into Congress without a Bible

In case you were wondering, newly-elected Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), the sole religiously “unaffiliated” member of Congress (but, whatever you do, don’t call her an atheist), was recently sworn in by Speaker of the House John Boehner:

So what is that she’s swearing on? Is it a Bible? [Read more…]

The Ultimate Service Project for Humanists

Conor Robinson is the director of the Pathfinders Project, a “yearlong international service trip with clean water, education, sustainability, and advocacy projects in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.” He’s looking for four people who may be interested in joining him on this secular mission: Pathfinders Project has three primary aims To provide humanitarian service and [Read More…]

Chicago Will Host Skepticamp 2013 in March

Skepticamp is a mini-gathering where locals give short talks on the subject of their choosing (somehow related to skepticism). It’s a great way to meet other like-minded people, hear a lot of short-and-interesting talks, and break that public-speaking fear you’ve always had :)

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Lying Reverend: I Will No Longer Respond to My Critics

You’ll all be thrilled to learn that The Christian Post‘s Rev. Austin Miles has finally come clean about making a change to an article he wrote, denying making that change, blaming atheists for drawing attention to it, and then accusing those atheists of hacking into his writing account.

Kind of. (Emphasis his.) [Read more…]