Small Victories for a Military Atheist

Occasionally, I get emails that are both thrilling and depressing all at once. This certainly qualifies. It comes from Cadet Captain “Bob,” who is part of an Army JROTC program at his high school. He recently took part in an extra-curricular quiz bowl activity (similar to Jeopardy!) that resulted in his team making it to [Read More...]

Why Did Mark Sanford Have an Affair? Gay Marriage

Oh satire, how I enjoy you: South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford released another statement today, this time blaming her husband’s affair on the declining moral values in America. “Of course I’m not saying that Mark is gay,” Sanford said, “but he may as well be. The moral decay in this country has claimed another [Read More...]

An Atheist License Plate Story with a Happy Ending

After reading Jason‘s story, this one makes me feel a little more optimistic. Doug moved to Louisiana earlier this year and registered his car in his new home state. The Department of Motor Vehicles website explains how anyone can get a personalized license plate — you can even type in what you want and they’ll [Read More...]

The Book Proposal

For a few weeks now, I’ve been working fairly intensely on a book idea. I haven’t talked about it on this site yet, but if it works out, you’ll hear more soon enough. The other day, I finally sent it off to an editor interested in looking at it. It’ll take some time before I [Read More...]

A Potential Candidate for South Carolina Governor Takes On Mark Sanford

Herb Silverman, the founder/president of the Secular Coalition for America, has a unique take on the Mark Sanford situation since he himself ran for governor of the state about 20 years ago. Specifically, Herb takes on the infamous apology to everyone: One of Governor Sanford’s press conference apologies was “to people of faith across South [Read More...]