The Problems with Atheist Publicity Stunts

Should atheist groups try to make headlines and get attention when their ideas have little to no chance of succeeding? Despite the fact that I like it when groups I support and people I know are involved, it’s hard for me to automatically say yes. … Last week, the Freedom From Religion Foundation issued a [Read More...]

American Atheists Stadium?

American Atheists wants to buy the naming rights to the stadium in which the Super Bowl will be played. The day after. Just for an hour. For $20,000. Here are excerpts from the press release: An Atheist public policy group is seeking hourly naming rights to the stadium the Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 CE Super [Read More...]

The Problems with the Super Bowl ManCrunch Ad Rejection

CBS is still planning to air the Tim Tebow pro-life ad during the Super Bowl. We haven’t seen what this commercial will look like. (Though in an intriguing twist, lawyer Gloria Allred is claiming Tebow’s mom couldn’t have had an abortion even if she wanted to because such a procedure was illegal in the Philippines, [Read More...]

CBS’s Tim Tebow Mistake

Mike Celizic of NBCSports.com can’t believe CBS is allowing the Tim Tebow/anti-abortion ad to air during the Super Bowl next weekend: … Focus on the Family can run its ad because everyone likes Tim Tebow, and the anti-choice agenda is buried underneath the feel-good story of the kid who wasn’t supposed to be born but [Read More...]

From Baseball to the Priesthood

Grant Desme was a rising star in the Oakland A’s franchise, possibly starting this season playing AA baseball. (AAA is even better, followed by the major leagues.) He batted .288 with 31 home runs and 89 RBIs in 131 games last year. Then he starred in the Arizona Fall League, where some of the game’s [Read More...]


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