Boyle County Fiscal Court (in Kentucky) used to open meetings with a Christian invocation. After atheist Ricky Smith spoke out against it a couple of months ago, the county replaced that invocation with a moment of silence. For his efforts, Smith was rewarded with harassment by local Christians. [Read more...]
Today marks the launch of American Atheists’ latest billboard campaign, featuring notable people saying awful things all because of their faith. Politicians Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum and local Pastor Robert Jeffress all get a star turn due to their awful statements. The Ex-Pope is featured (both in English and Spanish) next to a statement about how the Catholic Church covered up sexual abuse by their priests. And a generic statement against faith is shown next to an image of a church:
Two different scholarships offer college students the opportunity to see our very own Friendly Atheist, Hemant Mehta, at the Northwest Free-thought Alliance Conference in Portland, OR the weekend of April 5-7th.
The conference also features Darrel Ray (author of The God Virus: How Religion Affects Our Lives and Sex and God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality), Valerie Tarico (author of Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light), and Australian folk singer-songwriter Shelley Segal.
I swear to you I thought this was a Poe… until I saw that the comments were disabled, which makes me think it must actually be a Christian.
In any case, these are 50 ways that this Christian believes marriage equality will hurt society: