Pennsylvania School Board Blocks Formation of Gay-Straight Alliance

Members of the Chambersburg School Board (in Pennsylvania) this week voted against allowing a gay-straight alliance club (GSA) to form at a local high school.

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Foundation Beyond Belief Gets $240,000 Gift from Generous Donor

When Foundation Beyond Belief began a few years ago, we wanted to make sure our overhead was low and our giving to various charities was high. That’s still happening today — we give our members a chance to give as much of their monthly donations as they want directly to charity; giving to the foundation itself is still optional. The downside of this method is that we’re often making do with relatively little funding… [Read more...]

Christian Pastor: Women Should Have No Say in How Our Country is Run

Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona is back with another one of his offensive, misogynistic sermons! (His sermon about how his wife cooks for him was incredibly popular, but this one is bound to be on the Greatest Hits album.)

The subject: How good it is to be old-fashioned.

Just as before, highlights are below, because I watched the whole damn thing… [Read more...]

Video of Eddie Izzard Accepting his Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism

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.

Video of his acceptance speech is now available online (Izzard appears around the 12:00 mark; the Q&A portion begins at 48:57): [Read more...]

After Critic of Islam Escapes Assassination Attempt, Moderate Muslims Come to His Defense

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...]


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