Congresswoman-Elect Kyrsten Sinema Is Asked About Atheism on CNN

I know some of you think I’m obsessing over this question, but I still think it’s an important one: Is newly-elected Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema an atheist? All signs pointed to yes… until it looked like she won her election, at which point her campaign took steps to avoid any link between her and a lack of faith. [Read more...]

The Economist on Ex-Muslim Atheists: A Bigger Sin Than Murder

The Economist covers the struggle of being an atheist in Muslim countries: [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer: We Don’t Know the Age of the Earth Because There Were No Witnesses

What’s better than Marco Rubio saying “I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to answer that” when it comes to the age of the earth? [Read more...]

Occupy Thanksgiving

It’s easy to sit back and snark at the many hoary Thanksgiving Day traditions venerated across America — presidential turkey-pardoning ceremonies, depraved Black Friday madness, gluttonous indulgences. The Christian Right regularly attempts to arrogate Thanksgiving unto themselves, imbuing it with a kind of vaguely divine significance. I can recall attending Thanksgiving “services” at my hometown “Our Lady of the Suburbs” Catholic parish in northern New Jersey. [Read more...]

Does Acceptance of Gay Rights Mean We’re Becoming More Secular?

Earlier this month, the New York Times made the bold (and very true) claim that President Barack Obama‘s support among LGBT voters practically won him the election. Obama beat Gov. Mitt Romney three-to-one among the 5% of voters who identify as LGBT, according to exit polls, constituting “more than enough to give him the ultimate advantage.” [Read more...]


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