Beautiful Commercial, Ugly Reactions

How could anybody get upset over a TV commercial? Well, if you’re a conservative Christian and the commercial features a lesbian couple’s wedding… that should do the trick. [Read more...]

Life as a Black Atheist

Erin Williams of The Root interviewed Mark Hatcher about the difficulties of being an African-American living “outside of mainstream historically black religions.” This particular passage stood out: I have at least two long-term relationships terminated simply because of [my beliefs]… I almost feel a responsibility, when I’m interested in someone, to just put it out [Read More...]

How She Grew Out of Her ‘Purity Ring’ Phase

Libby Anne wrote a whatever-the-opposite-of-a-love-letter-is to her purity ring: … Even when I left for college I kept you on my finger, broadcasting my purity to the world. You set me apart as different, special, pure. When I started dating my first boyfriend he told me that he didn’t care whether I was “pure” or [Read More...]

Atheist Condoms: Nothing Gets Past Reason

A month ago, I mentioned that the University College London Union Atheists, Secularists & Humanists were planning to hand out condoms with skeptic-friendly phrases on them at their school’s fall organizational fair. Alex Gabriel reports that a winning slogan was chosen and the reception has been overwhelmingly positive: Clever marketing Now I’m wondering: If the [Read More...]

Christian Church Capitalizes on ‘Mommy Porn’

You knew this had to happen: “There’s a great relationship that can be had in marriage, and then there is a sexual relationship between a man and woman that happens within the boundaries of marriage, and God says that that’s good,” explains Russ Bennett, the Lead Pastor with Cornerstone Church. … The church is not [Read More...]


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