Jessica Ahlquist Answers Your Questions (and Other Updates)

Jessica Ahlquist, who now has the best YouTube screenname ever, answered a number of questions in a video for Reddit: In case you’re wondering, there has been some follow-up about the threats being made against her: The school district’s operating officer, Ray Votto Jr., told The Providence Journal… that a student faced internal discipline, typically [Read More…]

Polish Pop Star Fined $1,450 for Blasphemy

In 2009, Dorota Rabczewska (better known as the singer Doda) said some *really* unpopular things about the Bible: [Doda] said in a 2009 interview that she doubted the Bible “because it’s hard to believe in something that was written by someone drunk on wine and smoking some herbs.” Sounds harmless, but it offended “Catholic sensitivities” [Read More…]

An Ex-Mormon Husband and Wife Explain Why They Left the LDS Church

Over at Mormon Stories, there’s a compelling story of a husband and wife who left the Mormon church after many years: In this episode we interview John and Brooke McLay. John served for 14 years as an employee of the LDS Church Education System (CES). In this capacity he served as: a seminary teacher and [Read More…]

American Legion Poll Confuses Issue of Military Religious Data

Recently, I posted a White House Petition (on the intolerably slow whitehouse.gov site) to remove the requirement for service members to choose a religious preference. Military personnel could always state a preference on their records if they felt strongly about the issue, but it wouldn’t be a requirement to state a preference. As part of [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Teen Suicide’s Atheism Concealed by His Parents

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, My high school has recently been shocked by the suicide of one of my fellow students. Though I did not know him extremely well, I knew that he was an atheist like myself. This has not only made me wish I had known [Read More…]


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