Who Gets To Own Words Like Homophobia, Islamophobia, and Misogyny?

Quick followup to my earlier post about Rory O’Neill, the Irish drag queen who got herself in a world of legal hurt after she called specific individuals homophobes.

After I wrote it, I pondered the apparent similarity of “homophobia” to words like “Islamophobia,” “anti-Semitism,” and “misogyny.”



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A Facebook Look Back… at Jesus

Finally, a Look Back video that’s actually enjoyable:



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Are Atheists Capable of Love?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Are atheists capable of love?:

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

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Atheist Student Group at Law School Prepares to Help Financially Strapped Locals with Their Income Taxes

We’ve heard of atheist student groups that volunteer or donate to charity by hosting events like blood drives, bake sales, and walkathons. All are fantastic, but what the Secular Legal Society at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Boyd School of Law is doing to help others took me by surprise because of how novel and welcome it is:



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Creationist Questions, Now in a Handy Translation

A week after the Ken Ham/Bill Nye debate, it’s time to put the topic to bed, along with the viral photos of Creationists at the event holding a sketchpad with scrawled questions.

And we will … just as soon as we’ve pointed you to this imgur page with clever “translations” of those questions.

Here’s a sample:

There, all done now!

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