So Long, Anti-Gay Christian ‘Values’

You may have heard the awful story about how Belmont University fired the women’s soccer coach, Lisa Howe, because she is expecting a child… with her same-sex partner. The best commentary I’ve read about it comes from Christy Frink, a social worker in Nashville. In her life, she has gone from Southern Baptist to Focus [Read More...]

Cherokee County School District’s Graduation Shouldn’t Be in a Church

The Cherokee County School District in Georgia thinks it’s a good idea to have graduation in the First Baptist Church of Woodstock. Not because it’s a religious place, of course. No, no, no… it’s tradition. They’ve done it since 2005. So they have to keep doing it, see?! (By the way, just ignore the massive [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Call-Out: Any Atheists Who Were Religiously Homeschooled?

Hi Richard, I was home-schooled in a fundamentalist home from K-12. After being out on my own as an adult and going to secular university, I’ve learned to think for myself. It’s been a long and difficult personal journey but I’ve become an atheist. There are quite a few people who have come from fundamentalist [Read More...]

Cranston High School West Fights to Keep Prayer Banner Up

Cranston High School West has this banner hanging in its auditorium: Our Heavenly Father. Grant us each day the desire to do our best. To grow mentally and morally as well as physically. To be kind and helpful to our classmates and teachers. To be honest with ourselves as well as with others. Help us [Read More...]

Kentucky’s Governor Announces Expansion of Creation Museum

I don’t like that the Creation Museum in Kentucky is expanding, but it’s their money and they can do what they want with it. I do have a problem, however, with the official announcement being made alongside Governor Steve Beshear. Beshear’s participation in the announcement suggests state incentives for the project may be included. He [Read More...]