Bill Maher on Hypocritical Christians

Last night on Real Time, Bill Maher explained the hypocrisy of many Evangelical Christians: … If you’re a Christian who supports killing your enemies and torture, you have to come up with a new name for yourself. The bit begins at the 2:35 mark: I was really surprised that Maher used the word “Christian” as [Read More...]

Missouri Republican Sponsors Bill That Will Change Nothing

Things you can already do in the state of Missouri: Privately read a Bible in school Privately pray before a City Council meeting Privately pray in public spaces Things a newly proposed Constitutional Amendment (sponsored by Republican Rep. Mike McGhee of Odessa) would allow people in Missouri to do: Privately read a Bible in school [Read More...]

Should Faith Healing Be Protected?

I don’t really understand how the acceptance of GLBT people can be such a controversial position in the Christian world. It seems like such an obvious answer to me — of course, gay people should be allowed to get married. Of course, gay people should have the same rights as straight people. Leave it to [Read More...]

The Voice of Bart Simpson Tries to Get Scientology into Illinois Public Schools

Illinois already has a broken school system, but our legislators took time yesterday to hear a curriculum suggestion from a celebrity Scientologist: Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson. Why her? Well, first, you have to understand that the Illinois School Code currently mandates that public schools teach character education: “which includes the teaching of [Read More...]

Running for Political Office As An Atheist

There’s no one way to run a political campaign, but we certainly need more atheists running for public office. Cecil Bothwell is currently a City Council member in Asheville, North Carolina. He’s one of a small handful of local politicians who is openly atheist, and he’s running for Congress in 2012. He spoke at the [Read More...]