God’s President

Hey everyone, this is Ron Gold reporting: During his eight years as president, there was always speculation that George W. Bush believed his decisions were guided by God.  Since leaving office, these suspicions have only intensified.  For example, take this nugget: [There] are new accounts emerging from France describing how former president Jacques Chirac was [Read More...]

Is Focus on the Family Inching to the Left?

Kelly Rosati, a representative from James Dobson‘s Focus on the Family, recently met with the Obama administration to talk about adoption programs and children in foster care. Rosati actually had positive things to say about them after the meeting! But Josh Montez of CitizenLink can’t help but bring this conversation back to the fundamentalist right [Read More...]

They Need to Come Out of the Closet

Pop quiz: What is this author talking about? In some black communities it’s akin to donning a white sheet and a Confederate flag. In others, it’s ostensibly tolerated yet whispered about, branded culturally incorrect and bad form, if not outright sacrilege. Not that it’s much of a surprise on this site… but Sikivu Hutchinson is [Read More...]

The Secular Principles Pinky Swear

Conservative Christian teens have the Silver Ring Thing. What do non-religious people have? How about a Secular Principles Pinky Swear? It was started by a group of young humanist activists from Georgia: I strive to live my life according to progressive, secular values, not dogma or superstition. Therefore, because the conservative religious community promotes pledges [Read More...]

Rational Thinking and Facts!? Oh No!

The Onion mockup addresses a real situation: When people talk about their faith, the downsides include hearing a lot of bad logic, listening to superstitious nonsense, and having fundamentalists say they want an even more Christian society: At least The Onion gives space to people who share a fundamentalist mindset: Goddamn it, nothing’s working! It’s [Read More...]