A Christian Who (Almost) Gets It

I’ve written a few times about how frustrated I get when Christians apologize for other Christians’ treatment of the LGBT community. Apologies are nice, but they don’t go all the way. Jim Wallis, the leader of the “Religious Left,” says something I wish I heard Christians say more often in regards to the bullying of [Read More...]

Atheist City Council Candidate Is Subject of Attempted Smear Campaign

James Leonard is running for a city council seat in Patterson, California, a city of just over 20,000 residents. It’s a local race so you wouldn’t think the vitriol would be too bad… But the opposition heard Leonard was an atheist/anti-theist and they sent out this mailer (click to enlarge): (Also mentioned there is a [Read More...]

A Couple Victories for the Church/State Separation Crowd

Some good news on the church/state separation front: Soddy-Daisy High School in Tennessee will stop broadcasting Christian prayers during football games and graduation ceremonies. You would think the administrators and school board members would know better than to break the law, but when you hear their responses to the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s legal victory, [Read More...]

A Christian Speaks Out Against the ‘Family’ Research Council

The Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins recently wrote an On Faith post titled, “Christian compassion requires the truth about harms of homosexuality”: The media has recently been filled with reports of several recent suicides by teenagers who are reported to have been victims of “anti-gay” bullying. Some homosexual activist groups lay blame at the feet [Read More...]

Generation Next Is Stepping Away from Church

Another article about religious demographics, another sign that we’re heading in the right direction: As recently as 1990, all but 7% of Americans claimed a religious affiliation, a figure that had held constant for decades. Today, 17% of Americans say they have no religion, and these new “nones” are very heavily concentrated among Americans who [Read More...]