Indiana’s Republican Senate Candidate: Your Rape Was a Part of God’s Plan

Republican candidates should have this figured out by now: When someone asks them about rape, even if they’re pro-life, they should say “Rape bad. Jobs good.”

No one told Richard Mourdock the strategy. Instead, Todd Akin must have slipped him a page from his own playbook. [Read more...]

Jon Lajoie Is Paid To Oppose Marriage Equality. Nails It.

Besides being a really funny video, it contains my favorite hypothetical description of Jesus of all time. I would transcribe it for you, but there is absolutely no way it can be done justice by writing it down. [Read more...]

The Danger of Books

Alexander Aan is currently serving 2.5 years in Muaro Sijunjung Penitentiary for asking for proof of God’s existence on Facebook, is in the process of appealing his case to the Indonesian Supreme Court. [Read more...]

New Survey Talks About the Atheist Influence on the 2012 Elections and Beyond

The Public Religion Research Institute has just released the 2012 American
Values Survey
(PDF) and it focuses on, among other things, how the religiously unaffiliated will shape the upcoming elections (“and beyond”).

It also talks about our changing demographics, the rise of the Nones, and our views on a variety of social issues.

Let’s get to the good stuff: [Read more...]

An Egyptian ‘Blasphemer’ Speaks Out Against a Victimless Crime

A month ago, I posted about Alber Saber, an Egyptian atheist who was arrested after posting the “Innocence of Muslims” movie on the Egyptian Atheists Facebook page.

Saber is still in jail.

His friend Maikel Nabil Sanad was accused of the same crime — blasphemy — but managed to write a blistering article in Foreign Policy against the blasphemy laws in Egypt. It’s called “Yes, I’m a blasphemer. Get over it.” In it, he tells the stories of person after person who got arrested, jailed, and tortured for doing nothing more than criticizing religion: [Read more...]