NAACP Comes Out In Support of Today’s Civil Rights Movement

The NAACP announced Saturday that they now endorse marriage equality. The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People passed a resolution supporting gay marriage at a meeting of its board of directors in Miami, saying it opposed any policy or legislative initiative that “seeks to codify discrimination or hatred into the law or to [Read More…]

American Humanist Association Ads Go Up in New Orleans

In anticipation of their upcoming conference in New Orleans, the American Humanist Association has put up this ad on local streetcars through June 28th: In addition, the New Orleans Secular Humanist Association is putting up the following billboard near the Superdome from June 4th-10th: Speakers at the conference (June 7th-10th) include Gloria Steinem, NPR’s Science [Read More…]

Prominent Israeli Rabbi: Doctors Shouldn’t Treat Gentiles on the Sabbath

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is very concerned about doctors following proper procedures when dealing with patients. Unfortunately, instead of the Hippocratic Oath, Rabbi Yosef has decided to go with Exodus, which dates from the same approximate period but is much less compassionate and has not been updated ever since. In fact, Yosef doesn’t want Jewish doctors [Read More…]

It’s Almost Time to Start Naming Names

There seems to be something that everyone is talking about, but no one is actually saying it out loud.  It seems that are a number of “male speakers behaving badly towards women at conferences” and yet they keep getting invited back because they’re big names and conference organizers can’t afford not to invite them.  But [Read More…]

New Jersey is God-Fearing, Not So Much Devil-Fearing

You know what they say about New Jersey. No, not that thing. The other thing: Only the strong survive. If this is so, basic science literacy is just barely surviving, though starving, abused, and neglected. Though I make my home in Maine and have spent years in Virginia and DC, I am a native New [Read More…]