Jesus’ Letter to Joseph

Who knew Jesus wrote a letter to Joseph?! You were a pretty good stepdad to me over the years so I think it is time I told you the truth — the truth about my father. As you know, you’re not my father. But what you don’t know, and what none of my followers know, [Read More…]

The ‘Julea Ward Is a Christian Bigot’ Act Passes in Michigan

Remember Julea Ward? She was the graduate student in counseling at Eastern Michigan University who refused to treat a suicidal gay student because her Christianity prevented her from “helping him feel better about himself.” Thankfully, a judge dismissed her case in 2010, saying that EMU was right to kick her out of their grad school [Read More…]

Sean Faircloth’s Speech at Rock Beyond Belief

Sean Faircloth, author of Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All — and What We Can Do About It spoke at Rock Beyond Belief in March and video of his talk is now online. In it, Faircloth addresses the multimillion dollar “Spirituality Fitness Test” imposed by the U.S. Military: As always, [Read More…]

Vaginas Must Be Republican Kryptonite

Lisa Brown (D-West Bloomfield), a member of the Michigan House, spoke out against a handful of anti–abortion bills being considered by House Republicans on Wednesday. One of the points she wanted to make was that she has religious beliefs about abortion, too, but she doesn’t pass legislation in favor of those beliefs. Republicans/Christians ought to [Read More…]

The Rise of Ateeism

Remember when Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke about his religious beliefs and threw atheism under the bus? At one point, he said: …It’s odd that the word “atheist” even exists! I don’t play golf. Is there a word for non-golf-players? Do non-golf-players gather and strategize? Turns out some clever soul created a sub-Reddit for nongolfers… and [Read More…]