Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute Issues an Open Letter to Me

First, a comment to everyone who’s been following this drama… thank you for your support. Your emails and comments have been incredible. Your offers to pitch in for legal defense if needed are so very appreciated. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that so many people have your back in a situation like this. … [Read More...]

Florida Principal Faces Prison Time for Luncheon Prayer

Last year, a school administrator at a public high school in Florida said a prayer at a school luncheon at the request of another administrator. That’s illegal to say the least, since children were present, and school officials should not be using their positions of authority to promote a particular faith. Apparently, that wasn’t the [Read More...]

Why the Illinois Family Institute Is Angry With Me

It seems I have a conservative “family” group angry with me because of this website. And they’re trying to attack my character (and my teaching position) as a result. Some background: The Illinois Family Institute has a habit of saying ridiculous things. And I’ve been calling them out on it. Most recently, they said that [Read More...]

Young Atheists Are Coming Out of the Closet

There’s a great article about how young people are coming out as atheists. It’s by Kate Shellnutt and appears in the online magazine Shift. I’m mentioned in the piece and it’s one of the rare times where the details about me are actually accurate. You’d be surprised how often that doesn’t happen… Our friend Ron [Read More...]

Illinois Family Institute: Keep Your Kids Away From the Kissing Gays!

Here in Chicago this Saturday at 1:00 p.m., near the Bean, there will be a lot of PDAs taking place. In fact, people will be kissing all over the country at that time as part of the Great Nationwide Kiss-In. It’s in response to the gay couples who have recently been arrested for kissing their [Read More...]