A Few Conference Highlights

While there were many fantastic speakers at the World Humanist Congress, this was the first time that most of my personal highlights took place outside the lecture halls and breakaway sessions. (Lobbying Congress on behalf of the rights of the non-religious and church/state separation makes for some entertaining stories.) Some of the more memorable moments [Read More...]

Interview with Christine Wicker, Author of The Fall of the Evangelical Nation

Christine Wicker was a feature writer, columnist, and religion reporter for the Dallas Morning News for seventeen years. She’s also author of a New York Times bestseller Lily Dale: The True Story of the Town that Talks to the Dead. Her new project gets right to the heart of all we’ve been told about Evangelical [Read More...]

Go to Church. Win a Baby. Maybe.

Having trouble conceiving? The Eleven7 church in Southlake, TX has a potential solution for you! Fill out the application (PDF) by next week. (My favorite part? All the fine print on page 4.) The church will randomly choose 10 eligible couples from the batch. Then, about a week later, on Father’s Day, the church will [Read More...]

Bobby Jindal on McCain’s VP Short List

Word on the street is that John McCain is meeting with potential running mates this coming weekend. Among them: Mitt Romney… Governor Charlie Crist of Florida… and Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. I’m worried. Not because I think McCain will have a strong enough ticket to beat Barack Obama. But because of that third option. [Read More...]

High School Principal Quits Over Gay/Straight Alliance Group

I don’t know whether to be angry or not. Eddie Walker, principal at Irmo High School in South Carolina, is resigning at the end of the next school year. Why? Because a Gay/Straight Alliance group is being allowed to form at his school and he can’t deal with it. In a letter sent to the [Read More...]