Australian Asks: Why Don’t Atheists Get Elected in America?

Anne Davies in The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) has an article called, “A non-believer – say it isn’t so.” It opens with a (slightly erroneous) story about Pete Stark: Pete Stark found himself in a unique and slightly uncomfortable position earlier this year. The longtime Democrat congressman for the Oakland district near San Francisco had [Read More...]

Interview with Mike Jones, the Man Who Exposed Ted Haggard’s Hypocrisy

Mike Jones is the former male escort and personal trainer who made international headlines late last year when news surfaced that Pastor Ted Haggard had been seeing him as a client for three years. Mike had not known who his client was — Haggard used the name “Art” when visiting Mike — so it was [Read More...]

Questions for Mike Jones

Mike Jones, the gay male escort who met with former pastor Ted Haggard, is on tour promoting his new book I Had To Say Something: The Art of Ted Haggard’s Fall. I’ll be interviewing him tomorrow morning. What questions would you like to ask him? ***Update: The interview is here*** [tags]atheist, atheism, Mike Jones, Ted [Read More...]

Should Religion Be Used to Deny Gay Marriage?

Rev. Reggie Longcrier poses this question to John Edwards for CNN’s YouTube Presidential debate: Sen. Edwards said his opposition to gay marriage has [been] influenced by his Southern Baptist background. Most Americans agree it was wrong and unconstitutional to use religion to justify slavery, segregation and denying women the right to vote. So why is [Read More...]

The Canadian Religion Right

A court case in Alberta, Canada is going to decide whether Reverend Stephen Boissoin‘s letter, which was published in a newspaper, can qualify as hate speech. The controversy stems from a letter Boissoin, then a youth pastor in Red Deer, wrote that was published in the Red Deer Advocate in June 2002. “From kindergarten class [Read More...]