African Americans for Humanism Reboots with a Huge Ad Campaign

Hats off to Debbie Goddard at the Center For Inquiry for rebooting African Americans for Humanism — just in time for Black History Month — with a new, welcoming website and an introductory video that just makes you want to hear more from the people speaking: The press release (PDF) explains the need for the [Read More…]

The Folks at Liberty Counsel Are Either Completely Oblivious or Awful Spin Doctors

By now, you’ve probably seen this hilarious attempt to preach abstinence… by way of a bear: That video, intended to promote the Day of Purity, was all over the blogosphere a couple of weeks ago. Everyone was mocking it. Even the Tosh.0 bloggers got in on the action: Taking stuffed animals on a date is [Read More…]

JT Eberhard Fires Up Activists in Alabama

I posted last week about an event hosted by the Southeastern Collegiate Atheist Alliance (SECAA) and Alabama Atheists & Agnostics (AAA), but the video of JT Eberhard‘s talk hadn’t gone up yet. Now, it’s up and you should watch it. If nothing else, listen to the first four minutes. JT makes some great points about [Read More…]

Former Survivor Contestant Rupert Speaks Out in Favor of Marriage Equality During Gubernatorial Bid

I feel like such a fair-weather Survivor fan for saying this, but I had no idea popular contestant Rupert Boneham was running to become the Governor of Indiana (as a Libertarian): He recently released this video promising to fight against House Joint Resolution No. 6, which would limit marriage to that between a man and [Read More…]

Death Row Inmate Argues That Prosecution Favored Mormon Jurors, ‘Blood Atonement’

A Utah man convicted of two counts of murder and sentenced to death has appealed his conviction, arguing in part that potential jurors were discriminated against on the basis of their religion.   After Von Lester Taylor pled guilty to murdering a mother and her daughter, a jury sentenced him to death.  Taylor now claims [Read More…]