The International Freethought Film Festival is looking for submissions:
During tonight’s finale of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, most major cities will get to see the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s commercial featuring Ron Reagan (the former president’s son) speaking about how he’s an atheist and why you should support FFRF:
Maybe you didn’t see Gravity, but that’s okay. You’ll still love this video explaining the scientific problems with the movie (with guest narrator Neil deGrasse Tyson!):
When I was young, my family attended a pretty “normal” evangelical non-denominational church for a couple years. While we were there, the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins was sweeping through American evangelical Christianity, leaving eager young Christians to froth and foam in debates about the end times and personal eschatology.
I read a series of kids books by a similar author, Frank Peretti, among other titles, and all of these stories were essentially heavy-handed allegories about spiritual warfare, the end of days, rapture/tribulation, and whether or not you had been faithful to Jesus enough to make the cut when he came back.
Nate Phelps is one of the children of Fred Phelps, the infamous founder of Westboro Baptist Church who died earlier this year. Unlike his father with his “God Hates Fags” signs, Phelps is now a strong supporter of LGBT rights. After his father’s death, he beautifully wrote, “I will mourn his passing, not for the man he was, but for the man he could have been.”
Brad Johnson, Jason Badgett, and Terrie Johnson are filmmakers who want to share Nate’s story with the world — and if the trailer for their upcoming documentary is any indication, the full movie will be incredible.