After 16 Years and 7 Kids, This Quiverfull Mother Got a Divorce from Her Abusive Husband (and Left Jesus, Too)

At the American Atheists National Convention this year, Vyckie Garrison spoke about how she left the Quiverfull movement after giving birth to seven children and being hailed by many as a model Christian wife:



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C’mon, Cosmo, You Have to Endorse This Candidate! #CosmoVotes

Earlier this month, editors at Cosmopolitan magazine — a publication known mostly for celebrity coverage and long lists of sex tips — announced that they would be making political endorsements this year based on candidates’ stances on issues such as equal pay, abortion rights, and birth control coverage.

James Woods, the progressive atheist Democrat from Arizona’s 5th District, fulfills the criteria. And something tells me he *really* wants this endorsement…



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Are Men More Likely to Be Secular Than Women?

This is a guest post written by Phil Zuckerman. Zuckerman is a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College. His latest book, Living the Secular Life, will be published this December.

As many of you may be well aware, Sam Harrisrecently quoted comments concerning why most of his fans tend to be male set off some serious criticisms; Greta Christina’s condemnation of Harris was particularly stinging.

The issue of whether or not men tend to be more secular than women is clearly a hot-button issue; people can be easily outraged or offended by related insinuations, declarations, or interpretations when it comes to the proclivities of men and women to be more or less religious or secular. And women within the secular movement (or any movement) have a right to be hyper-vigilant when it comes to sexism, chauvinism, and any other manifestations of patriarchal malfeasance.

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Massachusetts Mega-church Votes to Let Women Serve as Elders

The Christian community is still shockingly slow to accept women among their ranks of leadership, which is particularly egregious since one of the earliest Christian bishops was a woman (her name was Junia, and the church later erased her story to pretend she was a dude).

FaithStreet’s Janel Curry reports that Grace Chapel church in Boston, Massachusetts has finally voted to allow women to serve as elders (though it would appear that they still can’t become pastors there):



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Anti-Abortion Advocates Will Erect Memorials and Hold Services for Aborted Fetuses Tomorrow

If you haven’t already marked your calendar, you’re going to want to get right on it, because tomorrow is “National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children,” at least according to anti-abortion advocates, who are setting up memorials, attending services, etc., all across America, to draw attention to the terrifying fact that women still have the right to choose in this country.

The movement approaches the question from an wholly rational viewpoint, making cogent and entirely new arguments for limiting a woman’s right to abortion.

… just kidding.

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