Study: LGBT people who go to religious counseling more likely to commit suicide.

Going to a counselor or a therapist is something a person does for the same reason they go to the doctor: your quality of life is supposed to improve.  However, a new study out of UCLA has found that when LGBT people seek therapy from a religious counselor, their odds of committing suicide actually go up, [Read More...]

Saudi Arabia officials put out call to arrest atheist bloggers.

Man, am I glad the theocrats haven’t gained control of the United States government, otherwise it might look like Saudi Arabia where atheist bloggers are being arrested and corrections officers think atheist activists should be shot for treason (wait, that one was in the US.  Shit.): Saudi Arabia’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and [Read More...]

Michaelyn and I will be on The Thinking Atheist tomorrow night talking about mental health.

Seth Andrews has invited my wife and I to join him on his show, The Thinking Atheist, tomorrow night at 7pm EST to talk about mental health.  I imagine I’ll field questions about what it’s like to be a bit insane while Michaelyn will put her BS in neuroscience to work as well as try [Read More...]

LGBT continue to face violence and murder in Uganda. Many going into hiding.

Gays continue to be executed by the public in Uganda: Six LGBT persons have been stoned to death in rural Uganda, it has been revealed. The six, three gay men, two lesbians and a transperson, were reportedly stoned to death according to a press statement released this week by two organisations. “They were killed by [Read More...]

Todd Starnes says atheists bullying Georgia teens. Mother responds.

A friend of my mother’s posted this article by the perpetually paranoid Todd Starnes.  Just the first sentence should give you a feel for the drama and fear Starnes is once again trying to stir: The American Humanist Association (AHA) is about to learn a very important lesson — folks around Gainesville, Georgia don’t take [Read More...]

My birthday, my illness, and the gift of a reminder that my brain is not my friend right now.

Weeks ago Michaelyn and I decided that we’d invite a handful of my closest friends to Dave & Busters for a birthday celebration.  At that time I was at least 6 lbs. heavier and had no idea the extent to which I would relapse.  Before last night, it had been weeks since I’d left the [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: Odds are that we will probably be alright.

Ok, it’s time for some upbeat music.  Boom: [Read more...]

Last night’s interview on Atheist Analysis.

Ok, one most post before the wife drags me away.  Here’s last night’s episode of Atheist Analysis: [Read more...]

Be back tomorrow.

My wife has convinced me to take the rest of the day off.  I’ll catch you crazy kids again tomorrow. [Read more...]

Corrections officer in Alabama threatens the life of atheist activist. Police don’t seem to care.

The city of Mobile, Alabama is considering putting the words “In God We Trust” on the city’s administration building.  You may wonder what kind of message that sends to any atheists walking its halls.  They might ask “Are we atheists a part of “we”?”  Well, if you don’t trust in god, apparently not. So Amanda [Read More...]