Hello, I’m a Hyphenated-American

Remember Dee Wampler, the Christian lawyer who is on a quest to have the phrase “IN GOD WE TRUST” posted in every City Hall in the state of Missouri? Now, we know why he’s doing it: “Especially with all the new people coming to the country that are hyphenated Americans, it’s important for them to [Read More…]

A Former Pastor No Longer Wrestles with the Issue of Homosexuality

David Hayward, who is known on this site for his thought-provoking nakedpastor cartoons, has a serious post up on his site that deserves a read. He used to be a church pastor who was welcoming to gay people. But that didn’t stop other members of his church from holding views that ran the spectrum from [Read More…]

A Pastor Tells Women How to Dress Modestly

Pastor C.J. Mahaney released a book called Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World in 2008. I’m hearing about it now because the video below features audio excerpts of a sermon he delivered on modesty: Some choice quotations: … Campus is a loaded minefield. There are girls everywhere, and it is guaranteed that I [Read More…]

An Atheist Applying for a Job…

One of the downsides to being a student activist is that your activism might come back to haunt you when you’re looking for a job post-college. Reader Alyssa is concerned because she’s an atheist who wants to become a teacher and sent me this email: I’m worried that being too open about my atheism (or [Read More…]

A Couple Regional Events

There are a number of local events worth checking out if you’re in the area! SURE, the Secular Student Alliance affiliate at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is bringing Michael Shermer to their campus! What: The Science of Good & Evil, a Talk by Michael Shermer When: Tuesday, April 5th at 6:30p. Where: UCSB’s [Read More…]