Turns Out Your Zodiac Sign Has Been a Month Off This Whole Time

“Think you’re a Leo?” The New Zealand Herald asks. “You’re not.”

The piece is highlighting a BBC Stargazing Live discussion of the zodiac, in which a curious tidbit was revealed: even if you accept the idea of astrological signs, you probably weren’t born under the one you think you were.



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I’ll Be Speaking in Vancouver This Weekend

If you’re in the area, I’ll be giving a talk at Vancouver’s Langara College on Saturday afternoon. All the details are on the British Columbia Humanist Association’s website and you can purchase tickets here.

I’ll be joined by Armin Navabi, an ex-Muslim blogger who runs the Atheist Republic website.

C’mon, people in Seattle! It’s not *that* far away!

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“Bible Man” Kicked Out of Tennessee Elementary School After FFRF Inquiry

For decades now, Horace Turner (a.k.a. “Bible Man”) has been making appearances at public schools. In 2012, a school district in Alabama was threatened with a lawsuit to stop the proselytizing… and the board voted to do nothing; in essence, they dared the Freedom From Religion Foundation to sue them.

Bible Man couldn’t deflect the unwanted attention this time around. The Grundy County Department of Education in Tennessee has promised that Bible Man will no longer be allowed to “lead religious classes” at a local elementary school.

According to FFRF’s Rebecca Markert, the problems were numerous and appalling:

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Messianic Misdirection

Comic comparing Jesus and Houdini

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Gay Mormon Was Attacked by his BYU Roommates and Evicted by His Landlord After Coming Out, Says Lawsuit

Earlier this year, Andrew White (below), a student at Brigham Young University, told his roommate he was gay. Even at BYU, that should be fine. You can’t *act* on your sexual orientation, but homosexuality in and of itself shouldn’t be a problem.

I guess his roommates and landlord couldn’t handle the information:

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