Nun Demoted from Job After Saving Patient’s Life

Here’s a story that shows just how misguided religion can be. It takes place in Phoenix. (What? A problem in Arizona? Never!) Sister Margaret McBride, who worked as an administrator at St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, was recently demoted. Why? Because several months ago, a female patient “had a rare and often fatal condition [Read More...]

What’s Wrong with Premarital Sex?

(Hemant’s note: This is a guest post by JulietEcho. She is the admin on our Friendly Atheist forum and is currently applying to law schools. She has previously written about polyamory both here and on Daylight Atheism.) … I grew up with the understanding that all things sexual were meant only for married couples. You [Read More...]

Accurate Posters for Pro-Lifers

You’ve probably seen this type of poster/billboard coming from the pro-life movement: PZ Myers says that information may be true — the “non-functional primordia of those organs” exist at 28 days — but the picture is misleading. If they wanted to be accurate, the poster would look more like this: All of their billboards are [Read More...]

A Christian Solution to the Health Care Crisis

Don’t like your current insurance or the proposed government solution to the health care crisis? NPR’s Jeff Brady has a story on what a group of Evangelical Christians are doing about it: pooling their health costs and paying for each other’s health care. James Lansberry, the vice president of Samaritan Ministries, says the concept is [Read More...]

Update on Angie’s Abortion

Angie Jackson wrote a very popular (and controversial) posting on this site a few weeks ago about how she is having an abortion and documenting the process on YouTube and Twitter. Yesterday, she appeared on CNN, interviewed by Kyra Phillips: Considering that was her first *live* interview, I’m impressed. Angie was calm and collected throughout. [Read More...]