Video: Dan Savage Debates Brian Brown

This has been in the works for a while and it has finally been released. Mark Oppenheimer of the New York Times moderated an informal debate between gay rights activist (and all around awesome person) Dan Savage and the National Organization for Marriage’s Brian Brown: The video is below. It’s about an hour long. I’m [Read More…]

Man Orders Gay Son To Marry Woman to Collect His Inheritance

When I was younger, I really liked the T.V. show The Monkees.  Yes, it was 1995, so I was a bit behind the times, but that show is awesome and transcends time and space. Anyway there was one silly episode called “Monkees Mind Their Manor.”  Davy Jones gets called back to England to inherit some mansion but [Read More…]

Obama and Romney Get Warm and Fuzzy over Faith

Here’s something you probably didn’t know: The Washington National Cathedral has its own magazine. And here’s something you probably did know: Both of the presidential candidates really, really like faith. Cathedral Age has just published a dual Q&A (PDF) with President Obama and Mitt Romney, asking each the same set of questions about their faith [Read More…]

Are Atheists Being Stingy When It Comes to Charity?

A new study released by The Chronicle of Philanthropy seems to suggest that the most religious states (especially in the South) are also the most charitable: Donors in Southern states, for instance, give roughly 5.2 percent of their discretionary income to charity — both to religious and to secular groups — compared with donors in [Read More…]

Here Come the Secular Women

This is the cover of the latest issue of The Humanist: Molly Stone illustrated the cover (with design input from Lisa Zangerl) and she describes the process of creating it here. As always, select articles from the issue are available online and on this site. [Read more…]