Last week, actor/comedian Eddie Izzard accepted the 2013 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism from the Humanist Community at Harvard, American Humanist Association, and Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics.
Lars Hedegaard, head of the Danish Free Press Society, was nearly the victim of an assassination attempt a few weeks ago. When the accusations about who tried to kill him began flying, Muslims extremists were at the top of the list. Hedegaard had made many remarks against Islam (many of them admittedly unfair and despicable) and, in a country where a newspaper’s cartoons featuring the Prophet Mohammad led to worldwide riots, they weren’t exactly unwarranted accusations. [Read more...]
A video resurfaced this week of Christian evangelist and missionary Franklin Graham, son of the equally notorious (though possible co-opted) Billy Graham, being interviewed in November about his thoughts on marriage equality. As the battle for marriage rights heats up in states like Illinois, it might be worth revisiting some of the most common arguments against equality.