The Black Atheists of Atlanta… and Homophobia

Did anyone else know there’s a public access show in Georgia called “Black Atheists of Atlanta”? Sounds freaking awesome, right? We always talk about the need for atheists to come out of the closet partly because it makes it easier for others to follow. That’s even more true for minority atheists. So I was excited [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Atheist Asked to Include Religion When Performing a Wedding Ceremony

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Richard, I am an open and outgoing atheist. Years ago, as a joke, I got an online ordainment just to be able to tell people I can perform weddings. — but now one of my friends is taking me up on that claim. She and [Read More…]

What Happens at a Christian Home-Schooling Convention?

When I heard that the Illinois Christian Home Educators‘ annual convention was coming to town, I knew I wanted a first-hand account of what happens there — partly because I’m not Christian, and partly because I teach at a public school. Would it fit my stereotypes or would it defy them? When I saw that [Read More…]

Centre For Inquiry Sneaks Into Peter Popoff ‘Faith-Healing’ Event and Gets Damning Footage

Con artist and “faith healer” Peter Popoff has been debunked by James Randi before: Popoff is one of those guys who disappears for a little while after an incident like that — when he’s called out on his bullshit — and then comes right back to pick up where he left off. (There’s money to [Read More…]

Kate’s Back and She’s Getting Better

Last year, Kate Holden of Cuddly Atheism had a stroke. That’s a scary thing to happen to anyone, but perhaps even more so for Kate because she’s only 30. She just updated her blog with a message indicating she’s back and she’s on the road to recovery — there are some stumbling blocks, of course, [Read More…]