Jerry DeWitt: Skepticism is my nature…

Skepticism is my nature. Free Thought is my methodology. Agnosticism is my conclusion. Atheism is my opinion. Humanitarianism is my motivation. —Jerry DeWitt … [Read more...]

Divorced at Age 10

A girl who was 8 or 9 walked into a courthouse alone and said, "I need a divorce." Here's the story:, here's Cynthia Gorney speaking about girls who are forced to marry (due to prearranged marriage) when they are as young as five. Very sad. … [Read more...]

Summary execution, homosexuality and the United Nations, continued: USA kicks ass.

Some of you might remember a blog I wrote about the UN Third Commitee back in November, specifically about their removal of homosexuality from a list of reasons why states shouldn't murder people.I was pleased that the US envoy to the UN roundly condemned the ammendment at the time, and I said so in the blog.Well, Uncle Sam's duly appointed representatives to the UN have gone one better and gotten the ammendment removed. So, thanks to the USA and their supporters, UN member states are now … [Read more...]

Summary execution, homosexuality and the United Nations.

News from the United Nations has emerged that's frightening for more reasons than I can express. The UN Third Commitee on Social, Humanitarian and Cultural issues has been debating a resolution protecting people from summary execution. Now, first of all, I would like to suggest that it's obscene that there is even a debate on this. In a civilised world, summary execution should never, ever be acceptable under any circustances - but the Third Commitee disagrees. They've been debating specific … [Read more...]

Archdiocese of DC Makes Strange Threat

by Jesse Galef The poor Vatican The Catholic Church tries to foster a reputation for their good works with the poor (unless of course the poor want to use condoms, the naughty boys). Given their desired public image, I was rather surprised to read that they're threatening to stop providing care unless they're allowed to discriminate against homosexuals: The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said Wednesday that it will be unable to continue the social service programs it runs for the District … [Read more...]