Which is Worse?

According to a submission at PostSecret today, it’s harder to come out as an atheist than as a gay person when you have Christian parents… As someone who’s not gay (and who doesn’t have Christian parents), I don’t think I’m qualified to say which is tougher. But for the gaytheists out there, which was harder [Read More…]

More Catholic Adoptions Agencies in Illinois Are Shutting Down

Remember how the Catholic Charities of Rockford (Illinois) were so freaked out by the possibility that children might have to be placed in the homes of gay couples because of the new civil unions law that they shut down their state-funded adoption services altogether? Well, the Catholic Charities of Peoria and the Catholic Charities of [Read More…]

Secular Alcoholics Anonymous Groups in Toronto Have Been Kicked Out of AA

Alcoholics Anonymous is a religious organization. We’ve known that for a long time. These are the infamous “Twelve Steps” (PDF) you must overcome to cure yourself of alcoholism, according to AA (emphases theirs): We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable. Came to believe that a Power greater than [Read More…]

This Is How People React to Atheist Soldiers?

How hard is it to be an atheist soldier? Even at a Memorial Day parade, they can’t get respect… Thesaintsrevenge was among other Foxhole Atheists marching in the Annville Memorial Day Parade 2011 in Pennsylvania. The PA Nonbelievers were there. So was Jason Torpy of the Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers (MAAF). And some [Read More…]

Prayer at a Public School Graduation in Texas

After all the graduation prayer chaos of the past few weeks, you would hope everyone learned their lesson: Graduation ceremonies are not a substitute for church. School officials can’t say a prayer. Individuals students may reference god in their speeches, but they shouldn’t be giving sermons or leading everyone in the Lord’s Prayer. It’s one [Read More…]