Pro-Gay Billboards Cite Bible

There are some pro-gay billboards in Texas that are causing quite a stir… because they quote the Bible just as their opponents do: It’s all part of a campaign called Would Jesus Discriminate. Say what you will about the accuracy of the citations. It’s doing a great job of getting soundbytes from religious people: The [Read More…]

Unitarian Universalists Complain About Atheist Ads

***Update***: Here is the ad in question (PDF) … UU World is the free denominational magazine for the Unitarian Unversalist Association. In their Fall, 2009 issue, they printed a paid ad from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. I don’t have a scan of it at the moment, but to my understanding, it featured their six [Read More…]

Bill Donohue and Me

Hemant has been urging me to tell this story, and with the recent mentions of Bill Donohue, it seems like a good time to bring this up: Yes, I’m laughing at Bill Donohue on Fox News.  (Here’s a link) This happened was while I worked for the American Humanist Association, when we had put up [Read More…]

Are These Atheist Bus Ads Offensive, too?

There have been plenty of people in the news throwing hissy fits after seeing atheist bus ads like this one: Most recently, Iowan Angela Shiel was suspended from her job because refused to drive a bus with those ads on the side (she’s back to work now). Reader Peter wonders if other ads would evoke [Read More…]

Suspended Iowa Bus Driver Back at Work Today

The point of atheist bus ads is not to make anyone angry. It’s to provoke discussions about a subject many people find uncomfortable and let closeted atheists know that they are not alone. Last week, Iowa bus driver Angela Shiel refused to do her job because there was an atheist ad on her vehicle and [Read More…]