Councillor Puts a Stop to Local Government Prayer in New Zealand

For 170 years now, the Wanganui District Council and its predecessors in New Zealand have been saying a prayer at meetings. Since 2004, the prayer went something like this: Eternal God, source of all wisdom; As we reflect upon all those good things that we enjoy in this city and district, help us to make [Read More…]

The Definition of False Dichotomy

Sign outside Open Bible Wesleyan Church in Cartersville, Georgia: True story: I was holding a fork as I opened that email. The church may be on to something… (Thanks to Brian for the link!) [Read more…]

Catholic School Board Handles Concerns of Homophobia by Calling it ‘Objectively Disordered’

Even when religious people try to do the right thing, their enemy is often their own faith. In Ontario, Canada, the government is instituting anti-bullying legislation in schools — including Catholic ones. The Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board answered this call by creating a “20-page equity blueprint… to help teachers tackle [Read More…]

Help Us Win $2,500; It Just Takes a Click

Dan Cohen is a finalist in Zinio’s “You Can Find Me On Zinio” sweepstakes. Long story short: Go here, click on VOTE NOW, click on Dan Cohen’s name, and the repeat every day until April 16th. If Dan wins, his company has promised to donate the $2,500 prize to Foundation Beyond Belief! You can vote [Read More…]

Oh No, They Got Me!

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