Illinois Reinstates Mandatory Waste of Time in the Classroom

Apparently, mandatory Silent Reflection and Student Prayer time is coming back to Illinois. Which puts me in an somewhat-awkward position as a high school teacher in Illinois who prefers using class time to teach my students. First, a quick recap of the story: The Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act was approved by Illinois lawmakers [Read More…]

A Picture Needing a Caption

The New Yorker has a weekly caption contest and one of you *has* to win this week! The deadline is Sunday, so think fast. After you submit your caption to them, feel free to share it with us here (Thanks to Jennifer for the link!) [Read more…]

Speaking at Purdue University

For anyone in the area, I’ll be speaking in Indiana to the Purdue Non-Theists on Sunday, January 30th! Where:: Lilly Hall Of Life Sciences Room G126, 915 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN When:: The talk begins at 5:00p. It’ll focus on how the Religious Right went after me, how I responded, and what anyone [Read More…]

Don’t Worry, Blackbirds, It Gets Better

I’m late to the party here but you may have seen this video of preacher Cindy Jacobs blaming the recent dead blackbirds on the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: It could be because we have said it’s okay for people who commit these kinds of [homosexual] acts to be recognized in our military for [Read More…]

So That’s Why Those Bible Study Groups Exist…

The Onion explains the real Christian agenda: See? There *is* a good reason to read all those “begats”… I wonder if Asian kids would rock the BATs, too… [Read more…]