Update on the FSM Church Vandalism

Yesterday, news broke that two churches in Bend, Oregon — Westside Church and Christian Life Center — had “Praise the FSM” (Flying Spaghetti Monster) graffiti painted on them. Many of you came together to pitch in over $2,500 to help with the cleanup. (And many of you have commented about what an awful idea this [Read More...]

Let’s Help These Vandalized Churches

In Bend, Oregon, two churches — Westside Church and Christian Life Center — had graffiti painted on them reading “Praise the FSM” (Flying Spaghetti Monster): When Pastor John Bluebaugh of Christian Life Center got the news Monday morning, his first thought was, “Not again.” “Really, what went through my mind was, about six months we [Read More...]

Milestones

Just thought you’d all like to know… The Damon Fowler fund ended last night at $30,845.40 (including some money donated outside of ChipIn). Because this is such a large amount of money, and there may be legal issues with simply handing over a check to Damon (or his brother), I’m in the process of talking [Read More...]

Double Your Donation and Crush Team PZ

There are only a couple hours left to donate to Team Diversity/Team Underdog/Team Beat PZ Myers! And Todd Stiefel with the Stiefel Freethought Foundation has just upped the ante. Everything above $11,681.33 for Team Beat PZ and $11,376.01 for Team PZ will be matched by SFF up to $5,000 per team! The contest ends at [Read More...]

Milestones

Just thought you’d all like to know… The Damon Fowler fund has just surpassed the $25,000 mark! (Thanks, Greta Christina!) And Foundation Beyond Belief, the group that encourages atheists to give to various secular charities, is about to hit the $150,000 mark in donations! (Disclosure: I’m on the FBB board.) We’re preparing for an exciting [Read More...]


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