Ask Richard: Paying for Religious Activities That He Doesn’t Believe In

Richard, We have a very close family friend that is like a second mother to our children. She is a devout Lutheran (Missouri Synod) and so are her children. They likely suspect I’m atheist, but we don’t ever talk about it. The only thing they know is that I don’t allow our children to attend [Read More...]

Suspended Iowa Bus Driver Back at Work Today

The point of atheist bus ads is not to make anyone angry. It’s to provoke discussions about a subject many people find uncomfortable and let closeted atheists know that they are not alone. Last week, Iowa bus driver Angela Shiel refused to do her job because there was an atheist ad on her vehicle and [Read More...]

Q&A with the Supreme Pastafarian

Bobby Henderson, the founder of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, is hosting a nice question-and-answer session over at Reddit. He’s answering everything so get your questions in there! [Read more...]

Australian Athletes Against Homophobia

I can’t imagine any American professional sports team doing this. So kudos to the Australian Wallabies rugby team for supporting a campaign to fight discrimination against the GLBT community. (Thanks to Scott for the link!) [Read more...]

Model’s Caning Postponed

Hey, Ron Gold here. An Islamic model in Malaysia–yes, they do exist–has been sentenced to be caned for her henious crime of drinking beer in public. She was set to receive the beating only a matter of hours ago, when suddenly, it was delayed for Ramadan related reasons. However, this was not a welcome decision: The [Read More...]