The British Government Will Soon Take Action Against Female Genital Mutilation

The British government will soon be announcing plans to deal with the problem of female genital mutilation, likely requiring doctors to report any instances of FGM that come their way.

Even though the practice has been illegal for nearly 30 years, it’s still happening and medical professionals know it. Even worse, no one has ever been prosecuted for the crime, but that may be changing soon now that an FGM case is finally going to trial for the first time:

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9 Things Atheists Should Stop Saying

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, lists 9 things atheists should stop saying:

Vic Wang inspired the video and you should check out his extended list here!

I should point out that, for #2, I didn’t mean to suggest that those who make extraordinary claims shouldn’t be held to high standards of evidence, only that they never seem to meet even very basic standards of evidence.

Matt Dillahunty offers his criticism of the list here, though I think it’s worth mentioning that the video was intended to be about how these statements came across to Christians; Matt’s critique focuses on how accurate the statements actually are. I think there’s a noteworthy difference between those perspectives.

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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I Wouldn’t Trust That Other Christian

(In response to this post)

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Rod and Todd Flanders’ Favorite Board Games

I’m no expert in copyright law, but I’m pretty this company doesn’t have any experts on staff, either. They make Christian versions of all your favorite board games.

Like Cranium: Bible Edition:

And Outburst: Bible Edition:

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Air Force Academy Dean of Faculty Tells Staff They Cannot Proselytize While Working

The United States Air Force Academy has not been a very pleasant place for non-Christian cadets. (It was only this past October when the phrase “So help me God” was made optional in the Honor Oath.)

But there was a major shift in the right direction yesterday when recently-appointed Brigadier General Andy Armacost (below) addressed the entire faculty and told them in no uncertain terms that they could not proselytize while on duty.

Once faculty member wrote to Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation to explain the details:

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