After Boy Scouts Remove Lesbian Den Mother, a Board Member Resigns

Recently, Boy Scout den mother Jennifer Tyrrell was told she could not be her group’s leader anymore because she was a lesbian. If only more people involved with the Boy Scouts of America would do what David Sims, a local BSA board member, did in response on Friday: Resign because of the BSA’s discriminatory ways. [Read More…]

Maybe if the Kid Tells People They’re Going to Hell, They’ll Listen…

It’s bad enough when you’re a Christian preacher who makes crazy statements on a college campus. It’s even worse when you make your kid do your dirty work for you, like one preacher did at The Ohio State University yesteday: Remind me again how this isn’t a form of child abuse? (Thanks to @ANDREW_R_W00D for [Read More…]

Sam Harris Responds to Critics of His ‘Muslim Profiling’ Piece

Sam Harris has responded to some of the criticisms directed his way for his piece on profiling Muslims in the airport: 1. When I speak of profiling “Muslims, or anyone who looks like he or she could conceivably be Muslim,” I am not narrowly focused on people with dark skin. In fact, I included myself [Read More…]

Advertising Agency Rules That ‘Jesus Heals Cancer’ Billboard is False Advertising

Remember how the Equippers church in New Zealand put up a billboard saying “Jesus Heals Cancer”? The billboard included tally marks indicating how many people had been “cured” by Jesus… After complaints, they replaced it with a sign reading, “Jesus heals every sickness and every disease — Matthew 4:23” — which was another lie… Now, [Read More…]

Rep. Pete Stark Recognizes National Day of Reason on House Floor

Thanks, Rep. Pete Stark, for supporting the National Day of Reason in the House of Representatives! Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Thursday, May 3, 2012 as the 2012 National Day of Reason. The National Day of Reason celebrates the application of reason and the positive impact it has had on humanity. It is [Read More…]