Anti-gay nurse Lincy T. Pandithurai terminated from Dallas V/A Hospital

The incredibly shocking story of Marine Corps veteran Esther Garatie went viral here a few months ago. She left a Dallas VA Hospital absolutely determined to kill herself, after a 3 hour rant from nurse Lincy Pandithurai about her 'lifestyle of sin'. This monster will no longer be able to terrorize gay and lesbian veterans.Only days ago, I was in Dallas speaking to a large gathering of atheists (Fellowship of Freethought). I couldn't resist dedicating the last bit of my time to spreading … [Read more...]

The atheist Marine Corps recruit that fought the NO-REL-PREF and won!

I needed a bit of good news. I'm sure many of you are of the same mind.Readers may recall a short burst of posts about people being screwed over with NO-REL-PREF on their records at the first stop in their military career.It started with a Marine Corps recruit who was very adamant about wanting ATHEIST on records. Despite this, she was incorrectly told that it wasn't possible. This post immediately brought countless 'me too' comments and stories, clearly indicating that this is a … [Read more...]

Atheists on reddit raise money like a champ for Doctors Without Borders

Look at how much money r/atheism raised for Doctors Without Borders!There's no point in me even really putting a number on it. I saw it hit $100,000 much earlier today, and I see no sign of slowing.People are doing clever posts like 'every upvote, I'll donate $X amount'. Some early posts along these lines turned out to be hoaxes, at least one from 4chan. But similarly to the Forever Alone fail, this backfired.┬áThat particular troll's efforts inspired non-trolls to do the same thing even … [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).┬áTake a bow, internet.I think the only credit I deserve is for knowing what to do with the crowd in the off chance they show up on my posts.We … [Read more...]

At last, actual photographs of god

Still recovering from FtB server upgrade. Some things are not appearing correctly.In the mean time check this picture out. Is this really Him?Click to embiggen. … [Read more...]

Support for gay veteran with PTSD who had ‘lifestyle of sin’ diagnosis

I'd just like to say thank you to all the people who signed the petition in support of Esther Garatie. In just two days, it went from 6,000 signatures to around 12,000 signatures - each one generating real email traffic to government officials.Quick recapEsther Garatie went to the Dallas VA Hospital with severe depression, and even mentioned suicidal thoughts.She was injured in the line of duty while deployed. Her injuries were severe enough to force a medical separation. She also … [Read more...]


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