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...]

The Church Vandalism Clip from Fox & Friends

Here’s the clip from this morning’s “Fox & Friends Weekend” talking about the church vandalism story: I didn’t realize the segment would be so short! You can tell I tried to get in that last line at the end… I also wish I had said the site’s name or mentioned Foundation Beyond Belief, but I [Read More...]

Why Aren’t We a Bigger Political Force?

Adam Lee asks a great question at AlterNet: There Are 10 Times As Many Atheists as Mormons: When Will Non-Believers Become a Political Force? The answer’s pretty simple to me. For most Americans, Mormonism is pretty weird… but it’s their kind of weird. It’s religious weird. It’s someone who looks to a “higher power” for [Read More...]

Litigation Works!

After the Louisiana House voted unanimously to erect a 10 Commandments monument at the State Capitol building, a state Senate committee voted 5-2 to table the bill (effectively defeating it). Yay! And why did they oppose it? Some members of the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee expressed concerns that House Bill 277 would lead to [Read More...]

Updated: Who’s Coming to Rick Perry’s Pray-a-Thon?

Texas Governor Rick Perry has invited all 49 other governors to join him for a massive, worthless pray-in. Who’s in and who’s out? Out: California’s Governor Jerry Brown. Florida’s Governor Rick Scott. (Though he “will declare Aug. 6 a day of prayer” in his state.) Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal. Indiana’s Governor Mitch Daniels (due to [Read More...]