How Will This Be Tested…?

Melbourne Catholic Church is now going to be “testing” priests to make sure they don’t have The Gay: Under the guidelines, potential priests who “appear” to be gay must be banned. … Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby spokeswoman Hayley Conway said the church was sending a ‘‘dangerous and offensive’’ message about sexuality. … ‘‘If [Read More...]

Speaking Tour Reviews: Day 1

Last night, I gave a talk for the Secular Alliance of Indiana University (Bloomington). The reviews are in! David Ernst had very kind things to say: So, I went. And I liked it. So much of what you hear from atheists is harsh, negative, religion-bashing, often mocking, scornful, and generally hateful. I’ve been seeking a [Read More...]

Relationship “Experts” Rip on Atheists

It’s hard enough meeting someone who understands and appreciates your atheism. Now, we have the relationship “experts” working against us? Steve Harvey appeared on The Tyra Banks Show the other day to promote his new book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment. He [Read More...]

JREF’s YouTube Account Suspended

You’ve heard this already, I presume, but the James Randi Educational Foundation YouTube account was suspended yesterday. Usually, these types of situations get resolved in a day’s time… but just in case: To complain to YouTube, follow this link. Scroll to the very bottom and click on “new issue.” Select “suspended account” from the options [Read More...]

Why is Religion an Excuse for Criminal Behavior?

I’m not feeling very sympathetic toward any religion at the moment. Here’s an awful story for you: Members of One Mind Ministries… denied a 16-month-old boy food and water because he did not say “Amen” at mealtimes. After he died, they prayed over his body for days, expecting a resurrection, then packed it into a [Read More...]