My Night at a Focus on the Family Event

Friday night, Jen McCreight and I attended a “Celebrate Family Tour” at Wheaton College, hosted by Focus on the Family. Why? Because it was so close… and what better way to spend your Friday night than getting silently furious while listening to Christians talk about how they’re superior to atheists with regards to raising children, [Read More...]

The Dad and the Abortion Protesters

Last month, Aaron Gouveia took his wife (MJ) to a clinic to have a surgical abortion. There were personal reasons for that decision, but that didn’t matter to the protesters outside the clinic. Aaron and MJ made their way inside, but not completely unscathed. … when I looked at MJ she was in tears. Those [Read More...]

Republican’s Idea to Fix Economy: Outlaw Abortion

Congressman Zach Wamp (R-TN) is running for Governor of the state this year. He spoke at a Tea Party convention in Gatlinburg recently and explained why his hometown city of Chattanooga has a booming economy: “Let me tell you one of the reasons why Chattanooga is a very blessed city today, why we have so [Read More...]

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...]