Nate Phelps Speaks About His Family

Nate Phelps, a son of infamous homophobe Fred Phelps, spoke at the recent American Atheists convention. A transcript of his talk is now online. At the age of 7, I could recite all 66 books of the Bible in 19 seconds. My father insisted on this because he was frustrated at waiting as his children [Read More...]

You Say We’re Redefining Marriage? You’re Redefining Love

The Religious Right keeps saying gay-rights activists are “redefining marriage”: Changing the definition of marriage would undermine the very nature that gives marriage its unique status in society. Ultimately, forcing marriage to mean all things will force marriage to mean nothing at all. (The Heritage Foundation) The same group of people also goes on about [Read More...]

A Secular Education Is Not An Anti-Religious Education

This guest post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the American Humanist Association. He usually blogs at Rant & Reason. … I’d never heard of the Illinois Family Institute, but… well, watch this if you can: There were too many things wrong with this video to count. I spent those 6-and-a-half minutes staring at [Read More...]

John McCain’s Campaign Manager Criticizes GOP for Being “Co-opted” By Religious Right

One of the down sides of working on an election campaign is that you can’t always speak your mind until well after the election is over out of fear that it’ll hurt your chances of winning. By the time you do, it’s too late, and we’re wondering where that person was before the election when [Read More...]

Keep Church Out of…

In the debate over gay marriage, I’ve heard a lot of calls to keep the church out of the bedroom. In other words, the church shouldn’t have any control over what you do in the privacy of your bedroom. Modern Girl says that’s not enough. She wants to keep the church out of all the [Read More...]