Christian Right Group Complains because Client Would Have to Care for Women Who Have Abortions

***Update***: Vanderbilt will be changing their application. It now reads: “While Vanderbilt expects all health care providers, including nurses who participate in the Nurse Residency Program’s Women’s Health Track, to provide compassionate care to all patients… no health care provider is required to participate in a procedure terminating a pregnancy if such participation would be [Read More…]

John Freshwater Finally Fired

John Freshwater, the Creationism-spewing science teacher who branded his students with a cross, has finally — finally! — been fired. In his wake, he leaves several students who are very likely undereducated when it comes to basic science and a $900,000 bill. The dismissal should’ve happen a long time ago. But the administrators just looked [Read More…]

A Notable Club at the University of Oregon

The BCS championship game between Oregon and Auburn is over but there’s one tangential story worth sharing. The Oregonian had a side-by-side comparison of the two schools in advance of the game… one of the items was “Notable student club/organization” and guess who was mentioned? Go, Alliance of Happy Atheists! Meanwhile, anyone else notice the [Read More…]

Kiva Atheists Hit $3,000,000 Milestone

It happened a couple weeks ago, but it’s worth a mention: The Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and the Non-Religious group on microlending website Kiva have now loaned out over $3,000,000. It’s a fantastic accomplishment. (To be fair, it doesn’t mean they’ve given out a total of $3,000,000+. It means they’ve loaned the money, [Read More…]

Skeptical Valentines for a Good Cause

In order to raise money for Skepticon 4 later this year, the team members there are creating handmade “Skepticards” for Valentine’s Day: As a math person, I really like the 95% one, though I would prefer the wording: “You’re more than three standard deviations above the mean in Awesomeness.” (By the way, they’ll also make [Read More…]