Seen Tonight: A Lovely Protest Sign for Westboro Baptist Church After the Death of Its Founder

As Westboro Baptist Church members — the handful who are still there — protested outside a Lorde concert tonight, a small group staged a counter-protest with this lovely sign:



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10 Tips for Atheists and Believers in a Relationship

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, offers 10 tips for interfaith couples (specifically, atheists and believers) trying to make their relationships work:

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

And if you like what you’re seeing, please consider supporting this site on Patreon.

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What Did PolitiFact Have to Say About Oregon Public School Students Missing Class to Learn About the Bible?

Last week, in a post titled “In Oregon, Students Are Skipping Math Class to Learn About the Bible,” I wrote about how there was a law in Oregon allowing students to ditch their public school classes for up to five hours a week in order to attend religious indoctrination classes.

In one case, a program called PREP4Kids even provided a shuttle to take kids from Banks Elementary School to Banks Community United Methodist Church.

For whatever reason, PolitiFact Oregon decided that what I wrote was a claim worth checking out — something to be dubbed anywhere from “True” to “Pants on Fire.”

How did it go?

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U.S. Religious Denominations Are Feeling the Pinch; Luxury Disappears as Real Estate Is Sold Off

The Unitarian Universalist Association is selling its headquarters and three other buildings in Beacon Hill, the toniest part of Boston, to move to much less stately digs in an “innovation district” on the city’s outskirts. The New York Times, under the headlineDenominations Downsizing and Selling Assets in More Secular Era,” reports that that kind of thing has been happening all over.



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Sarah Palin Doesn’t See the Humor in Her Complaint About Women Who Wear a ‘Symbol of Death’ Around Their Necks

Responding to a story about how some pro-choice women are wearing necklaces with hangers on them, Sarah Palin took to Facebook to voice her concerns:

Palin’s upset because some women are wearing a “symbol of death” around their necks?

Maybe someone should remind her to look down…

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