An Excerpt from Senator Tom Harkin’s Reason Rally Speech

Catholic Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) is scheduled to appear in a videotaped message that will play during the Reason Rally. Since Harkin has promoted alternative medicine in the past, his “reason” credentials are in question, but it’s still a net plus that we have a high-ranking government official speaking at the event. With a week [Read More…]

Prayer Will Not Be Reinstated for City Council in Ontario

Well, that was quick. Last week, I mentioned that the Perth County Council (In Ontario, Canada) had removed saying the Lord’s Prayer from their agenda, replacing it with a “Moment of Reflection.” That upset Councillor Walter McKenzie who wanted the prayer reinstated. He said people were opposed to their removing it, so why try to [Read More…]

Why Do Churches Even Bother Putting Up Signs…?

Reader Donna spotted this church sign outside United Pentecostal Church in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia: The person without faith has a greater handicap than the person without feet. Besides the fact that it’s just offensive to disabled people, how do you respond to something that idiotic? I didn’t know. So I asked Twitter. The responses were [Read More…]

A Better Apology for the Slavery Billboard

You can argue that the PA Nonbelievers/American Atheists billboard that featured a Bible verse about slavery wasn’t offensive if you took a second to read the fine print and understand the (anti-slavery) meaning behind it: But it’s also true that the intended message wasn’t conveyed properly. Most locals just didn’t get it. And even some [Read More…]

Bruce Gleason Featured in OC Weekly Newspaper

Take a look at the subject of the OC Weekly‘s cover story: Bruce Gleason of the Backyard Skeptics! Bruce Gleason, a 57-year-old Villa Park resident, has become something of a legend in the community of godless Orange Countians who read his quotes in news reports, devour his writing on his website and watch his public-access, [Read More…]