Atheism Is Spreading to High Schools

I think this is the most telling part about the Secular Student Alliance’s recent press release to the media: The Secular Student Alliance, a national nonprofit devoted to supporting nonreligious students, announced early success in its expanded efforts to foster groups for secular high school students. In the past month alone, five new high school [Read More…]

Maybe You Shouldn’t Always Tell Your Kids the Truth

My favorite comedian Louis CK explains why you shouldn’t always tell the truth about science and the world to your seven-year-old daughter (NSFW language): She handled it pretty well, I think [Read more…]

What Can This Ex-Mormon Do?

Reader Laura and her husband have not attended a Mormon church for years now. After doing quite a bit of research, they finally got around to sending an official “letter of resignation” to the church on behalf of themselves and their son. Dear Sir or Madam, This letter is to inform you that as of [Read More…]

Illinois Passes Civil Unions Bill

I’m happy to say my Governor, Pat Quinn, signed civil unions into law in Illinois yesterday. (He’s a Democrat, in case you couldn’t guess.) It’s not marriage equality yet, but it’s a step in the right direction. The law, which goes into effect on June 1, will provide same sex couples many legal protections now [Read More…]

Guarding Your Marriage Against Infidelity

I love reading Christian magazines like Charisma because it always teaches me something. In the January, 2011 issue, I learned from Bob and Audrey Meisner how to Guard My Marriage Against Infidelity: It’s like God said: “Thou Shalt Not Have Platonic Friends Because You Know You Secretly Want to Fuck Them.” (Are Christians incapable of [Read More…]