Ted Cruz Wrongly Believes Preventing Anti-Gay Discrimination is Like Forcing Rabbis to Eat Pork

In an interview last week with conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch, Republican Presidential hopeful and Texas Senator Ted Cruz expressed support for the Indiana religious freedom law in its original state. There is, he lamented, “a concerted effort targeting people of faith.” And unless someone can refuse to provide a service (that they otherwise provide) based on a customer’s sexual orientation, we’re basically at the point of forcing rabbis to eat pork.



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Despite the Risks, Free Speech Is Worth Fighting For

A week after the brutal killing of Bangladeshi blogger and critic of Islam Washiqur Rahman (below), coming not long after the equally tragic killing of Avijit Roy, the New Yorker‘s George Packer offers a reflection on the price of free speech and why we must keep fighting for that right:



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An Atheist Dad Left His Kids with a Relative… Who Used the Opportunity to Proselytize. What Should He Do?

I received a message from an atheist father the other day.

His sister-in-law wanted to spend some quality time with his two daughters by taking them out for ice cream — why would he say no to that? So the girls went with their aunt. When they arrived, the aunt’s pastor was waiting for them…

The father explained the situation in this image:



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Creating New Life from Death, the Atheist Way

For atheists who wonder what should be done with their bodies after they die, here’s a really neat option, courtesy of the Urban Death Project:



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Many German States Still Ban Dancing and Loud Music Over Easter Weekend

Even in secular Europe, some states in Germany have a ban on loud music and dancing over Easter Weekend. It’s part of a centuries-old religious tradition known as Tanzverbot:



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