Former student athlete sues Delaware State University because coach made church attendance mandatory.

It seems another college coach is using their post to spread their religion: Natalia Mendieta is suing the university, former coach LaKisya Killingsworth and former athletic director Candy Young in U.S. District Court, alleging they violated the First Amendment by requiring religious activities at a publicly funded university. … David Finger, an attorney representing Mendieta, [Read More...]


If your law is too anti-gay for NASCAR there’s probably some real problems. [Read more...]

FAITH & SPORTS: Wichita St. basketball employs a preacher. FFRF has rooted it out and is putting a stop to it.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has determined that the Wichita St. basketball team employs a preacher named Steve Dickie who operates under the title of “life coach.”  All the same, part of his job seems to be proselytizing to the WSU players with the understanding that they will spread Christianity to a bigger audience given [Read More...]

SPORTS: March Madness open thread.

Michaelyn is sick so we’re all curled up watching the NCAA tournament (I’m reading news and blogging during commercials/halftime).  If you guys are watching the games like us and want to shoot the breeze about it, here’s your space to do so. Right now we’re watching Northeastern vs. Notre Dame.  I’m torn on this one. [Read More...]

SPORTS: Join the WWJTD NCAA bracket pool.

Did you make a bracket?  Want to run it up against other atheists?  Here’s where you can join the WWJTD group on ESPN. In my realistic bracket (not the one where I have Arkansas winning the national championship), I have Villanova going all the way.  I think Kentucky is pretty unstoppable, but they have one [Read More...]

FAITH & SPORTS: The god Russell Wilson worships.

For those who don’t follow sportsball, last night was the season finale of NFL. Russell Wilson is the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, one of the two teams playing in the game, and he is notorious for crediting god for everything.  The four interceptions he threw against the Green Bay Packers?  To quote Wilson, “That’s [Read More...]

Christians who freaked out when Cowboys signed Michael Sam noticeably silent when they sign an actual criminal.

When the Dallas Cowboys signed openly gay NFL rookie Michael Sam to their practice squad, many Christians (including NFL players) publicly and loudly lost their shit (including protests against the Cowboys).  In an effort expose the hysteria and moral confusion with which Christianity seems to imbue people, I want to introduce you to Josh Brent, [Read More...]

Chaplain for Sooners’ football team lured man from home in order to steal his drugs.

Being the chaplain for a college football team is tough work.  There’s all the proselytizing to athletes, the praying to Jesus, the telling people that Christianity is required for morality.  In the case of Kent Bowles, the chaplain for the Oklahoma Sooners’ football team (do they have separate chaplains for different sports?  God damn, Oklahoma), [Read More...]

Religious discrimination in the NFL needs to go.

Ugh, I can’t believe I’m writing this. So last night the Kansas City Chiefs sportsed way harder than the New England Patriots.  In that game Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown.  Afterward Abdullah, a devout Muslim, knelt in prayer: For this, Abdullah was flagged for excessive celebration and [Read More...]

Cities hosting the Olympics will have to adopt non-discrimination resolution that includes LGBT!

What a wonderful bit of news this is!  The Olympic Committee has decreed that any city hosting the Olympics will have to sign on to an anti-discrimination clause that includes LGBT people. The International Olympics Committee (IOC) has announced that moving forward, prospective host cities will have to a agree to a new anti-discrimination clause as part [Read More...]