Woman Dies After Catholic Hospital Denies Abortion

Last month, Davita Halappanavar died after University Hospital Galway (in Ireland) denied her an abortion.

The hospital denied the termination despite the fact that the fetus was dying because the country’s anti-abortion Catholic beliefs extend to cases like this. [Read more…]

Christianist Bobby Jindal’s Weak Prescription for GOP Success

Louisiana’s governor Bobby Jindal has been in the mix of probable GOP presidential contenders for what seems like ages now. A lot of that talk was muted after his bizarre and creepy response to the president’s first address to a joint session of Congress. You remember. The walk. The voice. The eyes. Anyway, he passed 2012 by without so much as a blip on most people’s radar. [Read more…]

Pat Robertson Excuses The Weak-Willed CIA Director

I don’t mean to shock anyone, but Pat Robertson, televangelist and 700 Club host, is being a bit misogynistic.

Here’s the background:

On November 9th, CIA director David Petraeus resigned from his position after his extra-marital affair with biographer Paula Broadwell surfaced.  There’s obviously much more to the story, but for our intents and purposes here, suffice it to say that the relationship has been going on for about a year.  Here’s a full timeline of events if you’re interested. [Read more…]

New Book Tells Personal Journeys to Atheism for 25 Young People, Including Me

In the summer of 2009, I had an idea that I couldn’t get out of my head. I was a campus organizer for the Center for Inquiry On Campus at the time, and we were about to host dozens of secular college leaders from around the world for our annual summer leadership conference.

The students who came to the conference each held within them a personal story about how they had gotten there: perhaps their flight from dogma came through a moment of clarity late at night while reading a website analyzing the Bible; maybe they had experienced religiously-inspired misogyny or discrimination in their youth and chose to forge a new path; perhaps they had lived through years of their prayers going unanswered and had concluded that God does not exist. [Read more…]

How Militant Atheists Are Targeting Children

Jesus & Mo are none-too-pleased about the American Humanist Association’s latest billboard campaign: [Read more…]