Alexander Aan: Both a Symbol and a Real Person in Need

Many of the bigger secular and civil rights organizations have been making noise about the case of Alexander Aan, the 30-something civil servant of West Sumatra, Indonesia, who was beaten by an angry mob and then arrested and convicted… all for stating his atheism on Facebook. At the Center for Inquiry (where I work), Aan’s [Read More...]

Atheist S.E. Cupp: ‘I Would Never Vote for an Atheist President’

When I posted about S.E. Cupp last week, it was because she was complaining about how “crazy, militant atheists” (a.k.a. the Secular Coalition for America) had released a presidential “scorecard” grading the candidates on how they treated issues of church/state separation. Somehow, I missed the other “revelatory” thing she said: It followed commentary on whether [Read More...]

Evangelical Christian Radio Host Says ‘Tax Atheists Who Don’t Go To Church!’

Radio host Bryan Fischer received a very interesting email yesterday from an anonymous listener who had, in Fischer’s own words, “a brilliant, brilliant idea.” Observe: We talk frequently on this program about how people who have an active, vibrant spiritual life are healthier.  They live longer, they are healthier, and they are happier.  Their physical health [Read More...]

Palestinians Should ‘Fear’ Romney

The election in November between President Obama and Mitt Romney could have important consequences for the peace process. I believe that the uncertainty over who will win the election could and perhaps should convince the Palestinians that it would be in their own best interest to restart the peace process as soon as possible. Those [Read More...]

Christian Pastor Tries to Support Gay People… by Ignoring Contradictory Bible Verses and Suggesting God Can Fix Them

After Anderson Cooper told the world he was gay last week, Pastor Craig Gross wrote an article for CNN offering a response to what Cooper did. Here’s what Gross intended to say (in my mind): A lot of Christians say homosexuality is a sin, but they ignore all the other sins in the Bible. You [Read More...]


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