Sam Harris on Internet Trolls

We all handle Internet trolls differently. I usually don’t engage with people trying to get a rise out of me — in the comments below, on Twitter, whatever — unless I think the topic needs addressing. I usually don’t post about them on this site because there are more pressing/interesting issues to write about when [Read More…]

To Anyone Who Thinks We’re Intolerant of the Anti-Gay Side…

The Religious Right loves to say that liberals are intolerant of their bigotry: “Unfortunately, their response is typical of intolerant homosexual activists,” [Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver] continued. “They will go to any lengths to silence the majority of Americans who believe that children do best when raised in a natural family with one mom and [Read More…]

Virginia Tech Now Offers Funding for Religious Groups

Most colleges have a policy when it comes to funding student groups: You have to be a registered student organization in order to get any money. Once you’re officially registered (whatever that requires), you have access to grants, free meeting space, the ability to advertise, etc. Virginia Tech had a different policy for religious groups, [Read More…]

Illinois Family Institute Issues Ridiculous Back-To-School Warnings for Parents

Before you go back to school, the Illinois Family Institute wants to remind Christian parents everywhere how they can go after those damn teachers who challenge students’ thinking. No joke. Laurie Higgins‘ piece is entitled “Challenge teachers, not books” (PDF). Because, as we all know, teachers who discuss banned books are the real problems with [Read More…]

Cue the Tragedy Alarm

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