Leonard Pitts Responds to His “No Atheists in Foxholes” Comment

Miami Herald syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts recently wrote the following passage: As there are no atheists in foxholes, it turns out there are no small-government disciples in massive oil spills. No, with BP oil soaking the sands of his coastline, Jindal turned righteously to that big, sometimes bloated, often intrusive federal government, and asked for [Read More...]

Miami Herald Columnist Uses “No Atheists in Foxholes” Phrase

Leonard Pitts, a syndicated columnist for the Miami Herald, wrote a decent article about how Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana has frequently opposed big government but is now backtracking because of the BP disaster: [Jindal] is singing a new song, starkly at odds with what he said last year in a speech before the Republican [Read More...]

Michele Bachmann Introduces a Prayer Amendment into Defense Bill

What crazy thing did Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) do now? The Secular Coalition for America explains it like this: [Bachmann] introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill that would allow chaplains in the military to use specifically-Christian prayers at official military events. Here’s the exact wording of Bachmann’s amendment: #56 Would ensure that [Read More...]

Ask Richard: My Brother-in-Law is Deconverting While Fighting in Iraq

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I randomly change their name for added anonymity. My name is Aaron and I’ve been an atheist for almost 1 and a half years. I’m almost 25 and was raised my entire life in a fundamentalist Christian church. I married [Read More...]

Get Rid of of DADT

It’s off-topic, but it’s the best explanation I’ve read about why Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell needs to be repealed, courtesy of Andrew Sullivan: Rich [Lowry] says that it’s no big deal to live hiding one’s sexual orientation. If you’re straight, try it for one day. Try never mentioning your spouse, your family, your home, your [Read More...]


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