Australian Government Wants to Make Discrimination Legal

I don’t know the ins and outs of the Australian government, so this article was a bit confusing to an American like me, but reader Andrew was nice enough to explain a new bill passed by the country’s Parliament: In Australia we have very good anti-discrimination laws which prevent establishments from discriminating against people for [Read More…]

Must Not Tell Anyone About the Free Condoms…

Quick: What’s wrong with this billboard? If you guessed “IT PROMOTES PREMARITAL SEX!” then you win! The billboard, just outside Bryson City, North Carolina, is the focal point of a lot of controversy because of the “FREE Condoms” part of it. [David] Monteith,… a county commissioner, worries the billboard sends the wrong message to kids. [Read More…]

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…]