Personhood Ballot Measure Rejected in Mississippi

Hallelujah… Via Joe. My. God. who adds: This is a HUGE loss for the Family Research Council, which lobbied fiercely to essentially outlaw abortion in Mississippi. The bill, as written, would have also outlawed some methods of birth control. [Read more…]

Bow Your Head At the Funerals for Dead Gods

If all the gods people have ever believed in no longer exist, the least we could do is hold a funeral for all of them. Thankfully, Mike Lee, Mikey Pullman, and Ashley Paramore put one of those together: Who knew you could have a funeral with a happy ending? (via Religious Antagonist) [Read more…]

The Rational Response Squad Reboots

A few years ago, the Rational Response Squad was getting a *lot* of press, stemming from their “Blasphemy Challenge” project on YouTube and their debate against Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort on Nightline. (That debate was the first time we all saw the infamous Crocoduck. As we now know, that image disproved all of evolution…) [Read More…]

‘Out of the Closet’ Atheist Billboards Go Up in Arizona

It’s happened in Madison, Wisconsin; Raleigh, North Carolina; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Columbus, Ohio. Now, the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “Out of the Closet” billboard campaign is heading to Tucson and Phoenix. The following eleven billboards will be up in Arizona for the next month — nine in Phoenix and two in Tucson: This is a [Read More…]

Michigan Takes Small Steps Toward a Better Anti-Bullying Law

After Republican state senators in Michigan changed an anti-bullying law to allow bullying if it was due to a “sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction,” there was an uproar from state Democrats, GLBT students and allies, atheists, progressives, anyone with a heart… basically, everyone except those Republican state senators. It appears to be making [Read More…]