Spotlight is Now Streaming on Netflix

For those who haven’t seen it yet, Spotlight, the film about Boston Globe reporters who uncovered the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, is now streaming on Netflix.


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Podcast Ep. 115: Dr. Jerry Coyne, Author of Faith vs. Fact

At the recent American Humanist Association conference in Chicago, we spoke with Dr. Jerry Coyne, author, most recently, of Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible.


Dr. Coyne is a now-retired Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. He has written over 115 refereed scientific papers; 130 additional articles, book reviews, and columns; and a scholarly book about his field (Speciation, co-authored with H. Allen Orr).

He may be most familiar to listeners for his book Why Evolution is True (which spawned his blog of the same name).

At the recent American Humanist Association conference in Chicago, we spoke with Dr. Coyne about why science and religion are incompatible, the problems with the “Regressive Left” on college campuses, and what he discusses with his atheist/scientist friends.

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Christopher Hitchens is “Dead and Gone,” Sings Band in Song Honoring His Legacy

A band called The Iron Boot Scrapers sang a tribute to the late Christopher Hitchens at the recent Brighton (UK) Fringe festival. Because it’s never too late to honor those you respect.


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Pope Francis Says Gay People Deserve an Apology, but His Actions Show Otherwise

On a day when pride parades are taking place across the country, Pope Francis, who famously said of anti-LGBT prejudice, “Who am I to judge?,” now states that the Catholic Church owes an apology to gay people.

But while the media may be making a big deal about it, this is hardly a generous move.


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Ultra-Orthodox Jew Who Stabbed Six at 2015 Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Sentenced to Life in Prison

An ultra-Orthodox Jew who stabbed six people at last summer’s gay pride parade in Jerusalem finally got the punishment he deserved.

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