Rick Perry Could Take Lessons from Arnold Vinick

I’ll file this in my List of Things the Current Republican Presidential Candidates Will Never Say: (Thanks to Seth for the link!) [Read more...]

Help a Dynamic Freethinkers Group Win an Award

Richard Wade here. My friends at Filipino Freethinkers have been nominated at the Global Tatt Awards in two categories: The first category is called “The Advocate.” Since they first formed in early 2009, they have fought tirelessly both in public events and online against the Catholic Church’s domination of Philippine politics and public policy, advocating [Read More...]

How Should Atheists React in Different Situations?

Every now and then, we come across a situation where it’s not entirely clear how atheists should respond. Is every public mention of a god by a politician deserving of a lawsuit? Are there times when a religious issue may be controversial but worth fighting for, regardless of the PR ramifications? Are there ever times [Read More...]

‘Mandated’ ‘Funding’ of ‘Abortion’ ‘Drugs’

In the midst of all the chaos in our government, Sam Shore pointed out some happy news last week regarding women’s health: On August 1, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted additional Guidelines for Women’s Preventive Services — including well-woman visits, support for breastfeeding equipment, contraception, and domestic violence screening — [Read More...]

A Pastor Who Condemned Rick Perry’s Pray-a-Thon

We often complain that Christians don’t speak out enough against the Religious Right. So when they do it, they deserve credit. That’s why Rev. Jim Rigby deserves some praise. Before Texas Governor Rick Perry‘s Christapalooza rally over the weekend, Rigby publicly condemned it: … as a Presbyterian minister and community organizer, it’s part of my [Read More...]