A Three-Minute Song by Tim Minchin

I missed this when it first appeared, but it’s too entertaining not to post: Tim Minchin sings a 3-minute song on Conan: (via Skeptic Money) [Read more…]

A Few Ways for Obama To Win Back the Atheist Vote

I saw this article by Mark Mellman in The Hill got very excited. It references how Obama can win a greater percentage of the atheist vote: Atheists are alienated. Four years ago, they saw an erudite former law professor from an elite university and assumed he must be one of them. Moreover, he was running [Read More…]

How Did This Dad Reconcile His Faith with His Gay Son?

There’s a beautiful story at the Chattanooga Times Free Press by Joan Garrett about a Southern Baptist minister/father, his dying gay son, and the church that got in their way: Matt thought about the stories his son had told him in the hospital that weekend — stories of friends turned out of their families and [Read More…]

Maybe the Anti-gay Christians Can Remind Us Which Kind of Parents Are Bad…

Lucas Black also summarizes which parents are ideal and which are bad in the eyes of conservative Christians: GOOD: A straight man and woman. A homosexual man and homosexual woman. A bisexual woman and bisexual man. A homosexual man and a straight woman. A homosexual woman and a straight man. A bisexual man and a [Read More…]

A Church Is Hurting This City’s Economy

Riverdale, Illinois already has money trouble, but at least they’re getting about $50,000 a year in property tax from a nearby lot that sits vacant. Now, the Israel of God church wants to build on that land. That could mean even further devastation for the community: ‚ÄúSomeone has to pay for it, and we have [Read More…]