Retired Methodist Bishops Urge Church To Reconsider Stance on Homosexuality

A number of retired United Methodist bishops are urging the United Methodist Church to change its anti-gay stance and accept gay people as they are. To that end, they’ve signed a petition (PDF) that’s worth reading. Yes, it talks a lot about “God’s grace,” but even though I don’t support their religious views, it’s good [Read More...]

Billy Ray Cyrus Scared of Atheist Sign

Somewhere on the list of topics I rarely discuss on this site much is Hannah Montana. But that’s about to change now that singer Billy Ray Cyrus has told GQ about how his relationship to daughter Miley Cyrus has strained and how his life is falling apart. He should’ve seen it all coming: “Somewhere along [Read More...]

Talk to an Atheist Now!

Here’s a nice service for anyone who has sincere questions about atheism or how to get through the day without a god — a site called With one click… you can get started. Just give us some basic information, before you know it, you’ll be connected with an atheist that can answer any questions [Read More...]

Should This City’s Equal Rights Manifesto Be Amended?

Robert is a commissioner on a certain Minnesota city council’s “Human Rights and Diversity” committee. He wrote to me about a city “manifesto” that he feels needs a bit of tweaking: [The manifesto] upholds “the rights of every individual… to freedom, dignity, and security regardless of religious affiliation…” I am attempting to amend this manifesto [Read More...]

The Manhattan Declaration App Shouldn’t Be Rejected

I know I’m late to the party here. There’s been plenty written already about how Apple rejected an iPhone/iPad app called The Manhattan Declaration — the declaration calls on conservative Christians to be strongly anti-choice, against equal rights & marriage for gay people, and supportive of things like “conscience clauses” so that Christian pharmacists can [Read More...]