Portland Humanist Film Festival Accepting Submissions

I’m pleasantly surprised at how many atheist film festivals are out there. Here’s one more to attend if you’re in the area: The Portland Humanist Film Festival 2012 will take place October 26th-28th and they’re looking for submissions! [Read more…]

A Different Type of Scholarship Fund

Black Skeptics is announcing the creation of the “First in the Family” scholarship fund beginning this school year: $200-$500 scholarships will be awarded in June 2013 to up to ten South Los Angeles high school students of color in the Los Angeles Unified School District who will be the first in their immediate family to [Read More…]

Fortune Teller Wins First Amendment Case in Louisiana

A Louisiana fortune-teller and Tarot card reader has just successfully defended her First Amendment rights — but not the rights you’re (probably) thinking of. The city of Alexandria, LA enacted an ordinance in 2011 that made it “unlawful for any person to engage in the business or practice of palmistry, card reading, astrology, fortune-telling, phrenology, [Read More…]

How Liberals and Conservatives Write About Religion

Crispian Jago just gave away all the trade secrets on how religion writers — depending on whether they’re liberal or conservative — edit their articles. They just go to Microsoft Word’s AutoCorrect feature. This is what shows up for conservatives: I think he forgot the Automatic CAPS LOCK box. You can see the liberal version [Read More…]

Is Chick-fil-A Anti-Gay? ‘Guilty As Charged’ Says Its President

If you’re a supporter of marriage equality, eat less chikin. Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A sparked controversy the last couple of years for donating millions to anti-gay organizations and SPLC-classified hate groups. But while the numbers don’t lie, Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy did: “We have a whole spectrum of team members that work with us who are part [Read More…]