An Apology and an Analogy

The Vatican just forgave John Lennon for saying the Beatles were bigger than Jesus. Now, Bob Jones University is apologizing for its former stance on race: For almost two centuries American Christianity, including BJU in its early stages, was characterized by the segregationist ethos of American culture. Consequently, for far too long, we allowed institutional [Read More...]

eHarmony Backlash for Pseudo-Gay-Outreach

eHarmony is finally offering a dating service for gay people — though it’s not part of their flagship site. It’s a separate-but-equal site. They’re getting flak for it, though, from religious conservatives. Like this woman, for example: From: Jan Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2008 5:34 PM To: [Dr. Neil Clark Warren, founder,] Subject: [Read More...]

Response to Westboro Baptist Church Protest

Glendale Community College in Arizona recently staged The Laramie Project, a play about Matthew Shepard, in honor of the tenth anniversary of his murder. Guess who was there to protest? Westboro Baptist Church, of course. But more than 100 people from several organizations (including the Secular Freethought Society from Arizona State University and a local [Read More...]

Are Atheists Taking Over the Military? Yep, Says Christian Chaplain

The Christian OneNewsNow site says we are winning a war I didn’t even know we were waging! The article by Chad Groening references the Secular Coalition for America’s policy recommendations for the new President: The Secular Coalition for America recently held a news conference urging president-elect Barack Obama to, among other things, enact new rules [Read More...]

Separate But Equal Dating

eHarmony hasn’t always been friendly to atheists and gays. It’s like the dating world’s version of the Boy Scouts. But thanks to a lawsuit, there will now be a gay version of eHarmony. It’s not *on* the same website… but it’ll be run by the company. It all makes perfect sense…: The settlement is the [Read More...]