The 2011 Pigasus Awards

Every year on April 1st, the James Randi Educational Foundation announces the recipients of the Pigasus Awards. They go to psychics, pseudo-scientists, faith healers, and the like — and the people who enable them. Among the “winners” this year: NASA Engineer Richard B. Hoover, who recently announced for the third time in 14 years that [Read More…]

A Pastor Who Changed His Mind About Homosexuality

Murray Richmond, a Presbyterian minister, hospital chaplain, and current legislative aide in the Alaska State Senate, has a fantastic article up at Salon. The title: “I preached against homosexuality, but I was wrong.” But over the next five years, homosexuality not only became an issue — it became The Issue. Sides were drawn, and those [Read More…]

Guess Whose Birthday It Is?

Our own Jesse Galef is turning 25 today! Wish him well This whole post was really just an excuse to post a picture of Jesse. [Read more…]

‘In God We Trust’ Signs Making Their Way Through Missouri…

Dee Wampler is one of those Christian lawyers who thinks separation of church and state is a myth. And, like many Christians who love their revisionist history, he seems to have a lot of influence. Wampler is currently on a mission to have the phrase “IN GOD WE TRUST” posted in every City Hall in [Read More…]

British Columbia to Get Atheist Bus Ads

In British Columbia, Canada, the cities of Kamloops and Kelowna are getting their first atheist bus ads next week: They’ll be up on April 11th and stay there for a month. The ads, which are 2.5 feet high and 11.5 feet wide, cost $514 to run for four weeks and are being paid for by [Read More…]