Faith-Based Homicide

The tragic story of Madeline Kara Neumann never needed to happen. She’s the 11-year-old girl who needed medical help for her ketoacidosis but got prayer instead. Thanks to her ignorant parents, she’s dead. Charges against the parents are pending. The girl’s parents, Dale and Leilani Neumann, attributed the death to “apparently they didn’t have enough [Read More...]

Blunt Billboard

Check out this billboard: It’s much more straight-forward than the ones put up by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. And it was losing business for nearby companies in Orange County, Florida: The billboard was on Colonial Drive near the Old Cheney Highway. Although the popular Straub’s Seafood restaurant often advertises on it, this wasn’t their [Read More...]

Register for 2008 Atheist Alliance International Convention

The 2008 Atheist Alliance International convention (Theme: Unsinkable Atheism) is now open for registration! It will take place September 25th-28th in Long Beach, CA on the historic ship Queen Mary. (***Update***: I don’t see a non-student-rate registration page yet, but I’ll provide a link as soon as I find out what it it.) (***Update2***: The [Read More...]

Are Atheists Getting a Free Pass from the Media?

The (Christian) Media Research Center’s Culture and Media Institute thinks so. They say that the news media (in 2007) did not “subject atheism or atheists to the same skepticism to which they subject Christians and Christianity.” According to their findings: Eighty percent of feature stories about atheism or atheists had a positive tone, 20 percent [Read More...]

You’re All Bigots. All of you.

The Catholic League’s William Donohue is for some reason the guy the mainstream media goes to when the Catholic Church is in the news. Everything offends him, innocuous or not. Chris at Cynical-C Blog has a list of the people and organizations that have been called “bigots” or “bigoted” by Donohue. You may want to [Read More...]