6 dead after church tells them to stop taking HIV medication

Reporters in the U.K. have uncovered a tragedy. Faith healers there have been telling their congregations that they can cure anything – including HIV. And people are dying. Six victims and counting. An undercover reporter went to one of the many UK churches that claim to be able to cure anything. The person hardly blinked, [Read More...]

Proof that babies are indeed atheists (short video)

Some would argue that all babies are atheists. Conversely, our 9 month old daughter has been speaking in tongues a lot. So we decided to just ask her how she feels about God: http://www.youtube.com/embed/MDX5_d7V5uU? Not surprisingly, her thoughts on religion mirror her parents’ views. Another question I get is: Are you raising your daughter to [Read More...]

Elevator music-gate

I haven’t written about the so-called elevator-gate situation, and probably never will. I feel that all the important things that could be said, have been said (in a sea of shit that probably shouldn’t have been said). I grew bored of the discussion early on – despite the fact that I’m a feminist and ‘picked [Read More...]

Attention internet atheists: be like the Lorax

This month, my blog has been the vehicle of successful crowd-sourced activism. Twice. Obviously, I know my place. I had a few eye-catching titles, some ‘right place right time’ information etc. The real champions are the anonymous masses at the news aggregating sites (reddit, stumbleupon) and other social networking sites (twitter, facebook). Take a bow, internet. [Read More...]

Kick-ass atheist student group raised funds for disabled veterans

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro campus has a very active Atheists group. UNCG- Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics are a chapter of the Secular Student Alliance, so it’s not surprising to hear that they are up to some meaningful activism. They have attracted some veterans of their own, and decided to actually do something meaningful [Read More...]

Nurse suspended after ‘Lifestyle of sin’ for gays with PTSD

I just got a head’s up from Mark Dingbaum at Change.org announcing the news. It seems that the VA Hospital in Dallas is doing the right thing. Nurse Nanci Pandathurai has been suspended from seeing patients. To be clear, she is still going to work while the investigation concludes. Her duties will now be more [Read More...]

Glenwood Elementary admits mistake, apologizes for “I love Jesus because…”

American Atheists is proud to announce that Glenwood Elementary in the McDowell County (NC) School District, has apologized for the unconstitutional “I love Jesus because ___” controversy. An article I wrote here on FtB last week sounded the alert, and the secular internet community reacted strongly. Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media support is [Read More...]

Deployment is over and my daughter is so happy to see me!

This is about 5 minutes after I landed back in the Fort Bragg area. Perhaps ‘happy’ isn’t the right word. My daughter Zoe is also learning to say “Not the mama.” Zoe, if you are reading this years from now… that was a reference to this TV show: http://www.youtube.com/embed/HNR4hKbSH7I? [Read more...]


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