How Brave Do You Have to Be to Blog as a Non-Religious Arab?

Kacem El Ghazzali is an Arab blogger who was forced to leave Morocco and move to Switzerland to avoid persecution because of his views. He’s a Deist, but he might as well be an atheist considering what he’s up against. It was a life or death situation for him and staying silent wasn’t an option. [Read More…]

How Do I Get To Take His Class?

San Diego State University’s The Daily Aztec has a nice profile of Professor Roy Whitaker, who teaches classes like “Hip Hop and Religion” and “Atheism, Humanism and Secularism.” After giving a lecture talk in 2008, Whitaker began to develop the idea behind his hip-hop course, slowly integrating the issues into a world religions course. At [Read More…]

This Is So Funny, You’ll GYBO

Focus on the Family put together back-to-school packets for kids and parents (PDF). Notwithstanding the references to prayer, they’re actually pretty commendable — If they focused on things like this instead of stopping gay couples from experiencing the same kind of joy, maybe everyone wouldn’t despise them as much. Anyway, they give parents a brief [Read More…]

Skip Bayless Wasn’t Censored and Tim Tebow’s Pose Wasn’t Blasphemy

ESPN loves shows featuring talking heads. They’ll invite columnists with personalities to talk about any sports-related topic and the worst sin they can commit is being boring. On Friday, one of their regulars, Skip Bayless, was eager to talk about this picture from GQ featuring a Jesus-like Tim Tebow: Bayless tweeted this in advance of [Read More…]

Joe. My. God. Blogger Receives Death Threats for FRC Tweets

Gay blogger Joe Jervis of Joe. My. God. says he received hate mail and even death threats after tweeting factual information about the Family Research Council’s history of hate activism. Shortly after the shooting at FRC last week — and probably around the same time FRC president Tony Perkins was blaming the Southern Poverty Law [Read More…]