Cozying Up to the National Organization for Marriage

When a newspaper reporter compliments you by saying you are, indeed, “sane,” it’s not saying very much. That’s how Washington Post reporter Monica Hesse described Brian Brown, the Executive Director of the National Organization for Marriage. That’s the group (in)famous for the “Gathering Storm” video and for using the acronym 2M4M to promote their anti-gay [Read More...]

The Bible for Better and for Worse

The Ship of Fools, a Christian website from the UK, is trying to figure out which verses in the Bible are the worst. The results were discussed last night by a panel of theologians at the Greenbelt Festival in Cheltenham. In 1 Timothy ii, 12, St Paul is quoted thus: “I do not permit a [Read More...]

A Wrap-Up of Camp Quest Texas

A couple weeks ago, I mentioned that there would be a one-day Camp Quest held in Texas. It was a rousing success! (Kudos go to camp director Amie Parsons!) And it got some positive media coverage: If that was the reception after a one-day camp, I can’t wait to see what happens when it expands [Read More...]

Should Atheists Offer Services to a Conservative Christian Group

Reader Brielle is facing a dilemma: I run the Abusive Hosts Blocking List — its a spam fighting service that provides lists of questionable/dangerous/spammy IP addresses. Today, we had a contact from a Christian group, specifically a faith-based ad network that targets Christian families and values. They wanted to use the AHBL data on their [Read More...]

I Want To Be Your Indian Friend!

I just found out I cost only $19.95. That might explain why my phone has been ringing all day. I think it’s funny, dammit. (via Sepia Mutiny) [Read more...]