Cross-Branding Science Teacher Drops Lawsuit Without a Settlement

It’s been a while since I’ve written about John Freshwater, the middle school science teacher who was accused of burning crosses into his students’ arms and teaching Creationism. Since his firing in 2008, he’s been on “unpaid administrative leave pending an appeal.” On Thursday, though, Freshwater dropped his lawsuit. Freshwater had sought $1 million in [Read More…]

A Christian Who (Almost) Gets It

I’ve written a few times about how frustrated I get when Christians apologize for other Christians’ treatment of the LGBT community. Apologies are nice, but they don’t go all the way. Jim Wallis, the leader of the “Religious Left,” says something I wish I heard Christians say more often in regards to the bullying of [Read More…]

Atheist City Council Candidate Is Subject of Attempted Smear Campaign

James Leonard is running for a city council seat in Patterson, California, a city of just over 20,000 residents. It’s a local race so you wouldn’t think the vitriol would be too bad… But the opposition heard Leonard was an atheist/anti-theist and they sent out this mailer (click to enlarge): (Also mentioned there is a [Read More…]

Got a Book Suggestion?

Seth Godin, as he always tends to do, points out the obvious and makes you think: I got a note from someone the other day, in which she made it clear that she doesn’t read non-fiction books or blogs related to her industry. And she seemed proud of this. I was roped into an argument [Read More…]

Visiting Dartmouth This Weekend

This weekend, I’m speaking at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire! If you’re in the area, please consider stopping by Who: Atheists, Humanists, Agnostics (AHA!) at Dartmouth Where: 001 Rockefeller Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH When: 10/23/10, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. The event is free and I accept all presents. Also, what does one do in [Read More…]