Humanist Weddings on the Rise in Scotland

Good news from Scotland today: new figures show that Humanist wedding ceremonies are on the rise in Scotland. Not only that but religious wedding ceremonies are in decline. The figures have been published as part of a broader policy of support for gay marriage ahead of the Humanist Society Scotland’s annual general meeting which takes place in Glasgow on Sunday. Scotland has a proud heritage of unbelief and rightly champions David Hume as one of the fathers of modern skeptical philosophy.

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Christian Right Leader on Immigrants: If They Accept the Koran as a Holy Book, They Can’t Enter Our Country

Christian Right leader Bryan Fischer, of the American Family Association, announced on his radio show today his proposed change to our country’s immigration policy. It’s very brief: Ask the question, “Do you believe that the Koran is the holy book of God?” If they say “Yes,” don’t allow them in:

Regarding those who accept the Koran, Fischer added: “We can’t invite that kind of cancer into our culture because Boston is what you get when you do that.”

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Senate Candidate Mike Sullivan: I Said the Bombings Were ‘Gutless,’ Not ‘Godless’

This is what Massachusetts Republican Senate candidate Mike Sullivan said a few days ago:

“I don’t have any doubt in my mind that they are going to identify the person or people responsible for this horrific, cowardly and godless act. I think there is going to be so much evidence available to the investigators that they will be able to put the pieces together.”

This afternoon, after many complaints from this site’s readers, his campaign issued this statement:

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School Board Member Confesses That Her Husband Helped Pay to Bring Christian Abstinence Speaker to School

Quick recap of the amazing story: Christian speaker (and Liberty University graduate) Pam Stenzel was invited to speak at George Washington High School in West Virginia. Student Katelyn Campbell told the media about this how it was not-at-all an optional assembly. In response, her principal, George Aulenbacher, threatened to tell Wellesley College (Katelyn’s future school) about how she was a “backstabber.” Katelyn told that to the media, too. Wellesley responded with open arms for Katelyn.

Okay. So what’s happened since then?

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Pat Robertson Advises Against Playing Dungeons & Dragons… Because That’s What Kids Play These Days

Pat Robertson is such an easy target that I almost hesitate to keep blog-kicking him. But the material he offers up is just irresistible.

Right Wing Watch caught Pat answering a question about whether it’s okay for a Christian to play video games with magic in them. A little bewildered, Pat reaches back to the 70s and 80s and advises against playing Dungeons & Dragons, which, of course, is not itself a video game. (Yes, it’s spawned countless video games, but you and I both know that’s not what Pat’s talking about.)

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