Christians Must Have Very a Different Definition of ‘Valentine’…

Second grader Dexter Thielhelm wanted to hand out homemade Valentines earlier this week, but the evil administrators at his school confiscated them before he had a chance to hand them out! … at least, that’s the story that’s making the rounds. A couple things to point out: 1) This is part of the valentine he [Read More…]

Can Atheists Raise $1,000,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society?

You all remember the debacle when Todd Stiefel (along with the Foundation Beyond Belief) wanted to help raise up to $500,000 for the American Cancer Society? In short, the ACS said they wanted nothing to do with atheist-tainted money. Alright, fine. If the ACS doesn’t want the money, there’s no shortage of important causes and [Read More…]

Virginia’s House Gearing Up to ‘Probe’ Women Who Want Abortions

The Virginia House passed a bill 63-36 requiring that women who wish to have an abortion must submit to a “transvaginal ultrasound.” This would be a mandatory procedure and women would not have the right/freedom to refuse. The ultrasound legislation would constitute an unprecedented government mandate to insert vaginal ultrasonic probes into women as part [Read More…]

Support for Evolution Education Comes from a Surprising Source

Even though the Indiana Creationism Bill has been effectively killed (for now), there’s still a anti-evolution bill pending in New Hampshire. Thankfully, someone testified against it in front of the House Education Committee yesterday: “It would be a blow to our educational system, which is already in a bad state,” he said. “If evolution was [Read More…]

Let Reason Reign: A Recap of ReasonFest 2012

This past weekend I attended ReasonFest, a regional convention held on the University of Kansas, with over 500 attendees.  When I arrived at the KCI airport Friday afternoon, I immediately regretted forgetting my jacket in Houston, as the temp was in the twenties and dropping rapidly.  After an afternoon of restful fireside reading, there was [Read More…]