Why Is Midland, Texas Using $50,000 of Taxpayer Money to Pay for a Christian Concert?

I’m taking off for The Amazing Meeting 9 today, so I can’t dig for more information right now, but can anyone find out why the city of Midland, Texas is using $50,000 of taxpayer money (PDF) to pay for Rock the Desert, an event with a mission “to reach today’s generation through contemporary Christian music [Read More...]

FFRF Sues To Prevent Texas Governor Rick Perry’s Prayer Event

Texas Governor Rick Perry plans to hold a giant Prayer-and-Fasting-fest to fix our nation’s problems on August 6th at Reliant Stadium. He’s invited several other governors to join him, though only a couple have accepted. The event is being hosted by the American Family Association, anti-gay organization considered a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty [Read More...]

Help Out a Secular Adoption Agency

In the wake of civil unions becoming legalized in Illinois, Catholic Charities in various cities have chosen to stop offering adoption services because they don’t want to give any children to gay couples. So what happens to all the kids in their care? They have to go somewhere… The (secular) Youth Service Bureau of Illinois [Read More...]

Illinois Won’t Renew Adoption Contract with Discriminatory Catholic Charities

Now that civil unions are legal in Illinois, groups that receive public money cannot discriminate against gay couples. So when a few Catholic adoptions agencies were faced with the prospect of giving children to gay parents, they decided to shut down instead. In their view, only straight couples and single-people-who-are-not-cohabitating are worthy of being adoptive [Read More...]

The Natural Leaders of a Civilized Planet

Adam Conus points out one of the problems with American politics: Thankfully, our track record is a little better (Hi, Pete Stark!)… but not by much. (via Minimum Comics) [Read more...]