U.S. Military Switching to Secular Rifles

This post is courtesy of Ron Gold. Sanity has triumphed in the U.S. military, as they have pressured the company behind “Jesus Rifles” to only make normal rifle scopes from now on: Bowing to Pentagon concerns and an international outcry, a Michigan arms company said Thursday that it would immediately stop embossing references to New Testament Scriptures on [Read More...]

De Facto Discrimination Against Atheists

Now I understand why I don’t have a wife (PDF): In contrast to the high rates of acceptance of marriage to those of a different racial or ethnic group, the majority of Americans affiliated with a religion would have a difficult time with a family member’s decision to marry someone who does not believe in [Read More...]

Christians Against Pat Robertson

Fuck Pat Robertson. I keep hearing that “he doesn’t represent the Christian faith,” but he does. So does Rick Warren with his bigoted stance against gay rights. So does James Dobson with his views on women needing to be subservient to men. So do Rob Bell and Brian McLaren and Shane Claiborne and other, more [Read More...]

Catholics Lose Fight Against Gay Marriage in Mexico City

In the battle of Mexico City’s government versus the Roman Catholic clergy, on the issue of same-sex marriage… the victors are… the government! It’s about time. The Mexican capital’s legislative assembly overwhelmingly voted in mid-December to legalize gay marriage and agreed by a lesser margin to allow the same-sex betrothed to adopt. Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, [Read More...]

Religion in the Iowa State Government

How can Iowa be so good on gay rights and so bad on religious freedom? Mount Auburn Rep. Dawn Pettengill (R) is trying to get a law passed that would force new congresspersons to say “so help me God” when being sworn into office. Pettengill dismisses concerns her proposal would offend lawmakers who may not [Read More...]