Why Would Anyone Defend the Dentist Who Fired His Attractive Assistant?

Back in December, the Iowa State Supreme Court made a unanimous and absurd decision (whether or not there was a legal basis for it).

The backstory is this: Christian dentist James Knight worked for over a decade alongside his female assistant, Melissa Nelson. Their relationship was purely platonic, but Knight couldn’t deal with the fact that she was attractive (PDF): [Read more…]

Sex Education: Jesus Edition

I don’t know what’s worse: The AIDS joke, the bad advice, or the idea that women thousands of years ago probably wanted to jump Jesus: [Read more…]

American Humanist Association, Joined by Many Secular Groups, Files Amicus Briefs Defending Marriage Equality

Earlier today, the American Humanist Association, joined by a coalition of many national non-theistic groups, submitted amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of marriage equality. [Read more…]

On Black Sitcom, Atheist Character is Undateable

There’s a show called “Belle’s” on TV One, a network geared toward African-American viewers. (We can add both of those to the List of Things I Learned Existed About Four Seconds Ago.)

On the most recent episode, Jil Cooper introduced her boyfriend Jack to her family. (Get it? Jack and Jil!) Just one problem: Jack is an atheist — something even Jil didn’t know about — and father Big Bill Cooper can’t deal with it. [Read more…]

Local Newspaper Runs Beautiful Story on Gay Wedding… and Readers Flip Out

The Laurel Leader-Call recently ran a front page story by reporter Cassidi Bush celebrating the first ever gay wedding ceremony in the area (even if the marriage is not legally recognized):

Just one thing… the paper is based out of Mississippi. [Read more…]