Indiana church closes due to mass exodus after choir director was fired for being gay.

The First United Methodist Church in Alexandria, IN hired David Steele to be their choir director – knowing he was gay.  They later changed their minds and dismissed him.  But then, something beautiful happened: Steele, who has not been back to the church he attended for 60 years since stepping down in January, said about 80 [Read More...]

Mental health update: changing therapists.

So, here’s what’s going on with me. This last week I had a really rough time.  I actually snapped at my brother.  I don’t snap at anybody, especially my family that I love.  That’s just not me.  I apologized profusely, but it was indicative of very difficult times with my brain. The good news is [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: the most dog-like expression on a kitten.

Dogs look at owners this way.  I’ve never seen a cat do it… [Read more...]

Tweet of the day: Dan Arel to Ken Ham.

Dan Arel has been a huge thorn in Ken Ham’s side.  I’m glad to see he isn’t letting up: [Read more...] claims the FFRF lost when the town of Jay, FL did exactly what the FFRF asked.

Brittany M. Hughes has an article on (“the right news, right now) titled, “Atheist Group’s Complaint Backfires, Lands Nativity In Full Public View.”  Oh dear!  I’d better read this.  The piece is about how the city of Jay, Florida had a nativity scene on government property, prompting the Freedom From Religion Foundation to send [Read More...]

Ohio anti-evolution bill is dead.

Another anti-evolution ship just got sunk: Ohio’s House Bill 597 — which if enacted would require students in the state’s public schools to “review, in an objective manner, the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories in the [state science] standards” — died in the legislature, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer (December 15, 2014). As NCSE previously reported, HB 597, [Read More...]

FFRF gets Georgia Southern University to reprimand and stop proselytizing teacher.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation and the Richard Dawkins Foundation sent a letter to Georgia Southern University urging them to investigate Emerson McMullen, a professor of history at the school, for using his classroom to proselytize his religion. The results of that investigation are in: The report also confirmed that McMullen had indeed offered an [Read More...]

Bryan Fischer: Jesus would use torture.

No commentary needed: “Christianity is not a pacifist religion,” Fischer said. “The God that we serve is described in Exodus 15 as a ‘man of war.’ Now we often think of gentle Jesus, meek and mild, but let’s not forget, according to Romans 19:13, when he comes back … he will be riding a white [Read More...]

Kelly Shackelford incensed that gays persecute Christians so much.

Kelly Shackelford from the Liberty Institute recently said some pretty silly things about how persecuted Christians are at the hands of gay people. In a conference call held by E.W. Jackson’s group Staying True to America’s National Destiny (S.T.A.N.D) last week, Liberty Institute president Kelly Shackelford said that the advancement of LGBT rights and laws [Read More...]

“Don’t you just love the New Pope?”

No. Fuck no. Listen up all you atheists who are so thrilled by Cardinal Bergoglio: Pope Francis is *not* progressive. He is not kind. He is an anti-gay bigot, like the popes before him. He still shields child molesters from prosecution. He still fights equality. He still subjugates women. You cannot do these things and [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: Mrs. Claws.

Happy holidays.  :) [Read more...]

Greg Abbott backs nativity scene in Texas Capitol

Literally a few hours after I post a story about how the vast majority of Americans support having religious holiday displays on government property, I find a story of a nativity scene going up in the Texas Capitol. On Monday, a very simplistic nativity scene (pictured above) was unveiled in the basement of the Capitol’s rotunda [Read More...]

Gaming and Religion

Steven here… I follow the Did You Know Gaming? video game trivia feed because I am that kind of nerd. Their most recent video seemed of interest to atheists. It focuses on the religious objections to Pokemon. The whole thing is awesome because each religion is convinced that a game about cute monsters is a [Read More...]

Open letter to anybody who acts like it’s the end of the world when their drive through order is wrong.

This post isn’t about religion or politics, but it’s my blog and I write what’s on my mind.  So there.  :P On a facebook group of which I’m a part, a guy was complaining the other day how the “high schooler” at McDonald’s had gotten his order wrong and how he had to go all the [Read More...]