When Religious Pandering Goes Too Far?

I’m used to politicians pandering to religious Americans. There’s more of them, so there are more votes to be gained by speaking their “language.” That coupled with the fact that President Obama is a Christian just meant we could expect a lot of religious references in his speech in Tucson, Arizona yesterday. I wasn’t disappointed: [Read More...]

Christian Right Group Complains because Client Would Have to Care for Women Who Have Abortions

***Update***: Vanderbilt will be changing their application. It now reads: “While Vanderbilt expects all health care providers, including nurses who participate in the Nurse Residency Program’s Women’s Health Track, to provide compassionate care to all patients… no health care provider is required to participate in a procedure terminating a pregnancy if such participation would be [Read More...]

Moderate Muslims Defend Coptic Christians

If we support freedom from religion, we must also support freedom of religion. Coptic Christians (Christians living in Egypt) have been under attack from Muslim radicals lately — 21 Christians in Alexandria were killed in a church attack on New Year’s Eve — there was danger involved in simply attending Christmas mass. But there was [Read More...]

Please Keep This in Mind…

As crazy as one deranged young man acted, and as crazy as the response may be from select individuals, lets not forget these are isolated incidents that don’t necessarily represent a larger community. It also wouldn’t be such a bad thing to wait to get more information before making unfounded accusations. As I was sitting [Read More...]

Atheist Delivers Invocation to Grand Junction City Council

Joe Alaimo of the Western Colorado Atheists & Freethinkers gave the first-ever invocation by an atheist at the Grand Junction City Council (Colorado) recently. You can always try to beat them at the game and have invocation prayers stop altogether, but if that’s not a likely option for you, then it’s not a bad idea [Read More...]