Prison Super Bowl Party Raises Funds for House of Worship

A prison in Kansas allowed prisoners to use their own accounts to buy pizza and chicken wings, with a cut of all the costs going back to the prison… for a house of worship: The order, which will cost more than $11,000, is part of a fundraiser for the Hutchinson Correctional Center’s planned Spiritual Life [Read More...]

Australian Atheists Sent to Detention Room During Religion Class

It’s not like most American public schools are all that impressive, but Australian schools get it wrong when it comes to their mandatory religious training one hour per week — put on by Christians who get tens of millions of dollars each year. You can read more about that here. There are many things wrong [Read More...]

Atheist Prime Minister Blamed for Australian Cyclone

While the midwest is experiencing a massive snowstorm (or, as it’s known in Chicago, Snowprah Windfrey), the northeast coast of Australia was hit by a cyclone. With winds howling at up to 185 miles per hour, a huge cyclone made landfall in the predawn hours on Thursday along the coast of the already storm-battered state [Read More...]

19-Year-Old Defends Marriage Equality in Iowa House

You might tear up when you watch Zach Wahls speak about how he’s doing pretty well, thank you very much, despite having two moms who are married: “If I was your son, Mr. Chairman, I believe I would make you very proud,” Wahls confidently testified. “I’m not really so different from any of your children. [Read More...]

Illinois Passes Civil Unions Bill

I’m happy to say my Governor, Pat Quinn, signed civil unions into law in Illinois yesterday. (He’s a Democrat, in case you couldn’t guess.) It’s not marriage equality yet, but it’s a step in the right direction. The law, which goes into effect on June 1, will provide same sex couples many legal protections now [Read More...]