Why Are There No Hurricanes in Florida? God, Says Governor

Florida Governor Charlie Crist knows exactly why there have been no major hurricanes in his home state the past few years: “Do you know the last time it was we had a hurricane in Florida? It’s been awhile. In 2007, I took my first trade mission. Do you know where I went?” said Crist, a [Read More...]

Florida Principal Faces Prison Time for Luncheon Prayer

Last year, a school administrator at a public high school in Florida said a prayer at a school luncheon at the request of another administrator. That’s illegal to say the least, since children were present, and school officials should not be using their positions of authority to promote a particular faith. Apparently, that wasn’t the [Read More...]

Afghan Husbands Can Legally Starve Their Wives

A few months ago, there was a proposed law in Afghanistan for the Shia minority that would have forced Afghani women to have sex with their husbands. Not only did the law pass, it’s worse than we thought. Last week, though, Human Rights Watch discovered that a revised version of the Shiite Personal Status Law [Read More...]

Muslim Politician Saqib Ali Supports Gay Marriage

Saqib Ali is a practicing Muslim who attended high school in Saudi Arabia. It’s very impressive that he was elected to the state legislature in Maryland in the first place. Even more amazing than that is this: Now the Democratic delegate has come out in support of gay marriage, a position he announced publicly in [Read More...]

Humpty Dumpty Religious Liberals

This post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the Secular Coalition for America. He also blogs at Rant & Reason … My organization, the Secular Coalition for America, is sending me to Netroots Nation this weekend in Pittsburgh.  I have to miss the first day – it starts on a Thursday – but it [Read More...]