Campus Crusade for Christ Now Targets Preschoolers

The question is whether you think this is real or satire: After the success of an ambitious pilot program, Campus Crusade for Christ International is shifting all future evangelism efforts away from college students and to pre-school children. “Within five years we’ll be out of college ministry entirely,” says CCCI president Steve Douglass. “Campus pre-school [Read More...]

Is This Atheist Sign Going to Help?

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is putting a display of its own alongside religious symbols in the state Capitol building in Olympia, Washington: The foundation’s co-president, Dan Barker, said it was important for atheists to offer their viewpoint alongside the overtly religious Nativity scene and Christmas-style holiday tree. “Our members want equal time,” Barker said. [Read More...]

American Atheists Sues the State of Kentucky

***Update***: Here’s a PDF of the lawsuit. … By now, you’ve heard this absurd story. Kentucky’s first line of defense against terrorism is God. Specifically, Homeland Security is ordered to publicize God’s benevolent protection in its reports, and it must post a plaque at the entrance to the state Emergency Operations Center with an 88-word [Read More...]

An Atheist in Christian Clothing: What Should He Do?

I heard a fascinating story from one reader recently. He has been working at a Christian university for several years, but during his time there, he became an atheist. This is a problem for several reasons. For one, he signed a “faith statement” when he accepted the job. If his bosses found out about his [Read More...]

Eye for an Eye?

(There’s a NSFW image at the bottom of this post, just fyi.) You may have already heard this disturbing story: An Iranian man (Majid Movahedi) blinded a woman (Ameneh Bahrami) with acid in 2004 after she refused a marriage proposal from him. “I decided to splash acid on her face so her husband would leave [Read More...]