BYU Women’s Rugby Team Eliminated from Playoffs by BYU

The Brigham Young University women’s rugby team is complaining. They are a highly-ranked team that could go far in the postseason. This weekend is the quarterfinal matches — the top 16 teams will play each other in 8 games, with teams playing today and tomorrow. Even if the BYU team wins, though, they say this [Read More...]


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Focus on the Family Clarifies Position: We’re Total Bigots

The Plum Line recently reported that Focus on the Family would not oppose a gay/lesbian Supreme Court nominee: “We agree with Senator [Jeff] Sessions,” Bruce Hausknecht, a spokesperson for Focus on the Family, which was founded by top religious right figure James Dobson, told me a few minutes ago. “The issue is not their sexual [Read More...]


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My Interview on The Drew Marshall Show

Last weekend, I was a guest on The Drew Marshall Show, a Canadian radio show that deals with religion. You can listen to our conversation here. On the same episode, Drew also interviewed David Hayward (a.k.a. nakedpastor), who’s still on a roll with his cartoons: I love it. The question is: Who’s getting strikes? Who’s [Read More...]


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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Why NASA is So Important

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why NASA is so vital to America’s future and why we shouldn’t be underfunding it: Damn, I love that guy. There is good news to report: President Obama has issued a revamped Space policy which will (among other things) increase NASA’s budget. (via Bad Astronomy) [Read more...]


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Ask Richard: Advice For a Freethinker Entering Middle School

Dear Richard, What advice would you offer to a young freethinker about to start her first year of middle school? Best regards, A Freethinking Mom Middle School Too soon, too soon, childhood dies, Too far away adulthood lies. The long, perplexing in-between Can be so tender and so mean. No longer boy, but not yet [Read More...]


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