An Ex-Mormon Husband and Wife Explain Why They Left the LDS Church

Over at Mormon Stories, there’s a compelling story of a husband and wife who left the Mormon church after many years: In this episode we interview John and Brooke McLay. John served for 14 years as an employee of the LDS Church Education System (CES). In this capacity he served as: a seminary teacher and [Read More…]

American Legion Poll Confuses Issue of Military Religious Data

Recently, I posted a White House Petition (on the intolerably slow whitehouse.gov site) to remove the requirement for service members to choose a religious preference. Military personnel could always state a preference on their records if they felt strongly about the issue, but it wouldn’t be a requirement to state a preference. As part of [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Teen Suicide’s Atheism Concealed by His Parents

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, My high school has recently been shocked by the suicide of one of my fellow students. Though I did not know him extremely well, I knew that he was an atheist like myself. This has not only made me wish I had known [Read More…]

Shit Christians Say To Atheists: The Videos

Wow, you all delivered. After reading the previous thread, several of you made your own version of the “Shit ____ Say to _____” videos. Ashley Paramore put together this video called Shit Christians Say To Atheists: … And so did Christina Stephens: … Polyauteur had this version up almost immediately after the thread was posted: [Read More…]

Greensboro City Council Goes from Public Prayer to Moment of Silence Thanks to Atheist Activists

In 2010, I wrote a couple of posts about Mayor Bill Knight of Greensboro, North Carolina and how he supported open prayer before city council meetings. Members of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Atheists/Agnostics/Skeptics group spoke out against the public prayers at the city council meetings but Knight didn’t care. His public display [Read More…]