Why is a Church “Adopting” This Public School?

Public schools across the country are facing budget issues — good luck finding a teaching job for next year — and they’re looking for any way to cut costs without having to fire staff. Out of desperation, they will also try to raise money in questionable ways. Like this school in Florida: When his budget [Read More…]

Act of God Kills Touchdown Jesus

This is Touchdown Jesus, a.k.a. Drowning Jesus, a.k.a. Big Butter Jesus, a.k.a. Quicksand Jesus, a.k.a. King of Kings, in Monroe, Ohio: He no longer exists, though. An “act of god” has done away with him. The large Jesus statue iconic to Interstate 75 in Monroe is destroyed following an apparent lightning strike. Motorists were stopped [Read More…]

Don’t Forget About the Creation Museum

As a member of the Secular Student Alliance‘s board of directors last year, Phil Ferguson pounced on an opportunity to have PZ Myers lead a tour through the Creation Museum. It was one of the more publicized things we’ve ever done at the SSA, and the reactions all over the blogosphere were incredible. There were [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Teen Atheist Faces Pressure to Attend Confirmation

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I randomly change their name for added anonymity. Dear Richard, I am thirteen, almost fourteen years old, and recently my parents have been bugging me about confirmation. At the church that I attend (for social reasons), children are confirmed during [Read More…]

Interview with Tom Krattenmaker, Author of Onward Christian Athletes

Tom Krattenmaker has been following the trend of religion in sports for a long while now, and he’s written a book about the subject: Onward Christian Athletes: Turning Ballparks into Pulpits and Players into Preachers. (To my surprise, it’s not just a biography of Tim Tebow.) A lot of you had questions for Krattenmaker — [Read More…]