American Atheists Names New Military Director

Americans Atheists named Army Sergeant Justin Griffith their new Military Director, taking over the now-retired First Sergeant Kathleen Johnson (who is now AA’s vice-president). It’s a smart choice — very few people have done more to get the lack of Humanist chaplains and the discrimination of military atheists in the media than Griffith has. Of [Read More…]

Don’t Deny It; This is Adorable

It has nothing to do with religion, but this is awesome. You can now let out a collective “Awwwwwwwwwwww!” (Or complain, if you’re the cynical/grumpy sort.) (via The J-Walk Blog) [Read more…]

The BJU Interracial Dating Ban… In Print

I knew about the interracial-dating ban that Bob Jones University used to have — they ended it in 2000 — but I’d never seen the actual rule in the handbook until yesterday: Darrell at Stuff Fundies Like points out the significance of the picture: Sometimes it takes actually seeing things written down to make them [Read More…]

Skeptical Resources for the Classroom

My friend Matt Lowry is a Physics teacher in Illinois and he recently gave a talk about “Skepticism in the Classroom” at The Amazing Meeting 9 with Barbara Drescher and JREF’s Michael Blanford. Some of the resources from that workshop are now available and they’re really fantastic if you’re an educator. A few of my [Read More…]

Beware of Cults

… and that’s how the character on the left got kicked out of church. (via Mimi and Eunice) [Read more…]