‘Hug An Atheist’: A Documentary Film That Needs Your Help

Sylvia Broeckx, a Belgian filmmaker living in England, wants to make a documentary about what it’s like to be an atheist in America: Unlike my US friends, I can openly talk about [atheism] without the fear of persecution or the fear of losing my job, my friends or my family. It’s a cause I find [Read More…]

Lisa Miller Is Wrong: Atheists Are Not Petty or Closed-Minded

Atheists are in a lose-lose situation when it comes to complaining about what seem to be minor violations — but violations, nonetheless — of church/state separation. If we complain about it, we’re deemed to be haters who want every mention of religion out of the public square. (e.g. A cross in a city’s logo.) If [Read More…]

Catholic Pastor: Maybe the Devil Made James Holmes Kill Those People

I don’t know why James Holmes killed all those people in Aurora, Colorado, but I can cross at least one thing off the list: He was possessed by demons. That’s what Father Dwight Longnecker suggests, in yet another example of why you shouldn’t automatically pay respect to someone just because he has a religious title [Read More…]

Forget the Muppets; Chick-fil-A May Be Partnering with the Berenstain Bears

***Update***: This was posted on their Facebook page: Our publisher, HarperCollins, is marketing several of their Berenstain Bears titles through a kids’ meal promotion at Chick-fil-A scheduled for August. This program was in development for over a year. We were unaware of any controversy involving Chick-fil-A until July 25. The Berenstain family does not at [Read More…]

Replacing the Bible in Hotel Rooms With ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’?

If you’re staying at the Damson Dene Hotel in the Lake District of England, and you open the bedside table, you won’t be finding the Bible there.  What will you see? Yes, the lady-porn that has been sweeping the nation is going to be in every hotel room! Here’s what hotel-owner Jonathan Denby has to [Read More…]