Richard Tillman on Real Time with Bill Maher

I know I’m late to post this, but it’s too good not to share. Pat Tillman‘s brother Richard Tillman appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher last week to talk about the documentary The Tillman Story. The movie tells how the military manipulated Pat’s death and used it as war propaganda. You rarely hear about [Read More...]

This Is What Happens When You Listen to Anti-Gay Groups

Here’s a frightening story about a politician cyber-bullying a college student: For nearly six months, Andrew Shirvell, an assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan, has waged an internet campaign against college student Chris Armstrong, the openly gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Using the online moniker “Concerned [Read More...]

Can an Atheist Run for President?

Simone Pathe, a student at Bates College, has a nice article about being an atheist that starts off with a hurtful truth: By publishing this article on the internet I am probably eliminating any shot I ever had at being elected President of the United States. I’m not too concerned because living in the White [Read More...]

Lars Vilks Will Finish His Lecture Next Week

You may remember the name Lars Vilks — he’s the Swedish artist who was at the center of controversy in 2007 because he drew the Islamic prophet Muhammad with a dog’s body. You can read more about those pictures here. A few months ago, Vilks spoke at Uppsala University in Sweden and this is what [Read More...]

Hijab vs. Habit

The cartoon (I can’t find the source) makes an excellent point: As one blogger puts it: There’s different views on the Islamic dress for women. Some say it’s very much an oppressive set of clothing that is forced upon women. Now yes, there are cases like that, but you can point to any organized religion [Read More...]