Georgia Town Debates Saying No to “So Help Me God”

A couple days ago, I heard about how city council members in Marietta, Georgia were debating whether or not to remove the phrase “so help me God” from the oath new police officers take. It’s a good move, of course, but it wasn’t a welcome one for city officials: Councilman Van Pearlberg floated changing the [Read More...]

The Christian Right Knows Why Will Phillips Doesn’t Stand for the Pledge

I now know why 10-year-old Will Phillips isn’t standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. I have Matt Barber of the Christian Right group Liberty Counsel to thank for explaining why Will’s explanation — that we don’t have “justice for all” when it comes to the LGBT community — doesn’t make any sense: [Barber] believes the [Read More...]

A Watered-Down Christianity in Sweden

Sweden isn’t a very religious country — while a majority of people may belong to the Church of Sweden, that says little about how many people have actual “faith.” It works that way in a number of European countries. Reader Patrik lives in Sweden and he emailed me about what life is like for an [Read More...]

Camp Quest Texas, 2010

It’s never too early to get excited about Camp Quest! Amie Parsons, the director of CQ Texas, recently announced next year’s dates at the Texas Freethought Convention. Gotta love those presents at the end of the video (Thanks to Joe for the link!) [Read more...]

Ask Richard: A Christian Psychology Student is Dissatisfied with Her Christian College

Note: When a letter writer signs with their first name instead of a pseudonym, I randomly change their first name to add another layer of privacy. Hi Richard, I am currently getting my Master’s in Counseling. I am a Christian, but have never gone to a Christian school until now. The degree is broad enough [Read More...]