UK Taxpayers May Be Funding Creationist Schools

Being a newly minted resident of the United Kingdom, I’ve learned that much can surprise you in this gloriously beautiful country with utterly filthy weather. One thing that might catch an American atheist off-guard is how the UK, a country far more secular than the US, maintains official ties with religion that are unthinkable in [Read More…]

Church to Couple: We Can’t Let You Get Married Here Because You’re Black

Racism is still alive in Mississippi and a Baptist church is at the center of the controversy. Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson planned to get married at the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, a church they attend regularly (but aren’t members of), but at the last second, the church members said they couldn’t hold the [Read More…]

Russian Religious Activists Seek to Ban Facebook for ‘Flirting With Sodomites’

Facebook’s recent decision to create icons for married same-sex couples has found a fierce opponent — a group of Russian Orthodox activists who are taking this opportunity to try to re-criminalize homosexuality. Russian Orthodox activists in the city of Saratov are calling for Facebook to be banned in Russia for perpetuating “gay propaganda” and “flirting [Read More…]

Creationist Wonders How Anyone Could Know the Age of the Earth Without Looking to Bible

This is Creationism in action. Answers in Genesis’ Ken Ham is talking about the sad state of affairs in Christianity because even some professors at Christian schools accept evolution. (Cue gasps of horror.) So he tells this story of one such professor: In one interview, Dr. [Darrel] Falk is asked the question, “If a young [Read More…]

Updates on Church Vandalism

What a depressing topic to write about. 1) A church in Kingsway (Toronto) was vandalized Friday morning. It wasn’t tagged with an atheist symbols, but it was pretty bad: Police found a ripped-up Bible, paint splashes all around the two-level building and multiple fire extinguishers set off. Damage has been estimated to be upwards of [Read More…]