Voting Against God in Ohio

A few weeks ago, I posted about how Jon Husted, the Ohio Secretary of State, was holding an online poll to decide which “I voted” sticker will be given out to voters this November. Two of those stickers featured the state’s motto “With God, All Things Are Possible.” For a while, those weren’t even close [Read More...]

Harrisburg Mayor Thinks God Will Fix the Economy

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is in some economic trouble: According to a recent analysis from the state’s Department of Community and Economic Development, Harrisburg is likely to end the year with a nearly $3.5 million deficit in its $58 million budget, and things are only expected to get worse. By 2015, the deficit is likely to be [Read More...]

Is Faith Funny? Oh yeah…

Every now and then the Washington Post‘s On Faith column asks a ridiculously easy question… The Book of Mormon, a satirical musical by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, won nine Tony awards [last] Sunday night. Parker and Stone are known as equal-opportunity offenders when it comes to mocking religion, but [Read More...]

Are Atheists Right to Complain About ‘Seven In Heaven Way’?

One of the hardest things about being an atheist is standing up for what’s right even when it’s unpopular. And there’s nothing more unpopular than trying to take away an honor reserved for seven firefighters who died on 9/11. The problem is: To honor those firefighters who were assigned to Engine 202 and Ladder 101 [Read More...]

Is It Bigotry To Not Vote for a Mormon?

Last week, I was part of a religious roundtable discussion for the Chicago Tribune — they wanted people representing different faiths (and no faith) to talk with some staffers about the paper’s religious coverage. At one point, we introduced ourselves, saying our name, who we represented, and the message we wanted to get across. One [Read More...]


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