Not ceding your platform to Alt-Right Ideology.

I said on my Facebook right before the election I don't unfriend over politics. At the time, I had unfriended 16 people half of whom were spammers for sunglasses or something. But after years on FB, blogging, and Youtube I am tired of the same sort of blowhard derailing conversations.Alt-Right messaging has become rampant on the internet In fact, in my community of there are many atheists that are a part of the larger Alt Right community. The Alt-Right community  has a good portion of … [Read more...]

Think twice before sharing about the Electoral College voting against their State’s vote

Yes. A Donald Trump presidency is terrible even terrifying.However, the reasoning in having the Electoral College throw out their state's various votes is not just flawed but dangerous. There is technically nothing stopping any of the electors from refusing to support the candidate to whom they were bound, or from abstaining from voting altogether.There’s even a name for it: Becoming a “faithless elector.” There's even a petition that 600,000 people have signed.Let's set aside t … [Read more...]

Secular Voter Election Viewing Party

This will end one way or another tomorrow. Patheos Atheists are doing live coverage of the election. Secular Voices will be hosting live tweets. Added so far are Andrew Hall (Laughing in Disbelief), Galen Broaddus (Across Rivers Wide), Stephanie Savage (Miracle Girl), Matthew Facciani (According to Matthew), Aron Ra and Lilandra Ra (Reason Advocates),  Luciano Gonzalez (Sin/God), Adam Lee (Daylight Atheism) and of course me (SecularVoices)Also, RA will be hosting a live Election viewing … [Read more...]

Still Voting for Trump?

Who could have predicted the Donald Trump campaign could have sunk any lower going into the second presidential debate tonight? Perhaps, the 42 percent of Hillary Clinton voters in a 4-way match-up that includes third party voters according to Politico's numbers. That now leaves 39 percent that still support Trump even after the release of a video where Trump enthuses about getting away with sexual assault: "I'm automatically attracted to beautiful [women]—I just start kissing them. It's like a … [Read more...]

Presidential Debate Tonight:Live Fact Checking and Drinking Game Strategy

Many of us don't want to believe it has come down to Trump Vs. Clinton but here we are making the best of it. A new feature thanks to the plucky folks at Bloomberg TV is live fact checking! So you aren't watching with that nagging voice in the back of your head that tells you, "Hey wait a minute that's not true!" And let's be realistic that would have been quite distracting watching tonight's debate.Also, maybe not the greatest drinking game strategy if you did that every time presidential … [Read more...]

Pence the Dence

On July 11th 2002, Mike Pence, then representing Indiana's 6th congressional district, testified before the House of Representatives that public schools should teach the theory of evolution as if it were only one of multiple hypotheses regarding the origins of species. Now that Trump the Chump has chosen Pence the Dense as his vice presidential running mate, I felt obliged to address (now-Governor) Pence's willful ignorance and misrepresentation of evolution.I'm actually frustrated with … [Read more...]

Big pay day for Anti-Choicer Everett: Texas Awards 1.65 million dollar grant

The Raw Report is reporting that Carol Everett has been awarded a 1.65 million dollar grant for her Heidi Group that seeks to dissuade women from having abortions. I debated Carol Everett on the legality of abortion last October and she made many claims that just don't pass scientific muster.Since then, she has been testifying in favor of Texas's new effort to hassle women into giving aborted fetuses a burial. Again she made outrageous claims: According to The Austin Chronicle, Everett t … [Read more...]

Fact Checking Anti-Abortionist Carol Everett VS Lilandra Ra Debate

The United States has made some encouraging progress since I debated the question "Should Abortion be Legal?" Last year in October, I debated with staunch abortion opponent Carol Everett.Everett makes the rounds on conservative programs such as the 700 Club and Focus on the Family and also Fox News. Her group, the Heidi Group, networks and trains Crisis Pregnancy Centers that are most often run by Christians to dissuade people with crisis pregnancies from having an abortion. In fact, many … [Read more...]

Number One New Release in Christianity

This book has been something like eight years in the making for me. The official release date is November 1st. So my book hasn't even been released yet, but it's already the #1 New Release in Christianity on Amazon today! There's a certain irony in that, I think. :-)Yes, there will be an audio version. But my schedule is crazy at the moment, and I won't have time to record it until November. … [Read more...]

Brilliant satire of racial justice denialism by Youtuber Edward Current

Social Justice Warrior is often meant as a pejorative. The insult is applied by everyone from Rightwing crank sites like Breitbart to people who aren't as religious but share a few opinions with the Religious Right -the new Alt-Right. The Alt-Right centers nativism even over religion as an integral part of its identity.A trait that is shared by many Christian Republicans who chose immigrant and Muslim basher Donald Trump over the bona fide Evangelical Ted Cruz for president. They chose Tru … [Read more...]