Australian Prime Minister Helps Take on Scientology

We already know their athletes are bold. They are hosting a global atheist conference next year. And now, we can add their politicians to the list of Reasons Australia is Better than Your Country. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says he has concerns about the Church of Scientology but wants to see what material independent senator [Read More...]

Boy Scouts of America to Be Honored on a Stamp

The Boy Scouts of America will be honored by the U.S. Postal Service on a commemorative stamp to be released in the summer of 2010: I won’t be buying any of those, of course, because I don’t support groups that discriminate against atheists or gays. Unless… Is there any way to use this stamp against [Read More...]

LGBT Political Party Dismissed in the Philippines

In the Philippines, the LGBT community is treated even worse than in America. Not coincidentally, church and state are closely intertwined. Recent case in point: The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday rejected Ang Ladlad for party-list accreditation on the grounds that the party advocates “sexual immorality” and “immoral doctrines.” Ang Ladlad is an organization [Read More...]

The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington Won’t Help People Unless Gays Are Discriminated Against

So let me get this straight. Catholic Charities, a part of the Catholic Church, helps over 68,000 people in Washington D.C., including the homeless. It’s not just volunteer work — they get paid for this. From 2006 through 2008, [council member David A.] Catania said, Catholic Charities received about $8.2 million in city contracts, as [Read More...]

South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer Releases Statement About License Plate Decision

South Carolina Lt. Governor Andre Bauer is quite pissed off that a judge ruled the “I Believe” license plates were unconstitutional. He writes on his website: For those who say proclaiming “I believe” violates the constitution by giving preference to Christianity, I think this lawsuit clearly discriminates against persons of faith. I will ask the [Read More...]