Forthcoming episode of Constitution USA to feature Jessica Ahlquist.

Ok, one more post.  PBS has produced a series on the Constitution, and episode of which will focus on Jessica Ahlquist’s battle in Cranston. Watch Battles of School Prayer on PBS. See more from Constitution USA with Peter Sagal. If you want to see exactly why Jessica’s case was necessary (or if you’re just not [Read More...]

New Zealand anti-gay group to be de-registered as a charity.

New Zealand has some pretty sensible laws about which groups get to call themselves charities. Under the Charities Act, registered charities can undertake political activities, such as supporting or opposing legislation in its area of activity, but not as its main purpose. Charities must be set up wholly and exclusively for charitable purpose and public [Read More...]

Two days left to donate to the Pathfinders Project.

There is only a little over two days left in the IndieGoGo campaign to help Foundation Beyond Belief sponsor a year-long volunteer journey, taking humanist volunteers across the world to work in education, clean water, human rights and construction projects, and to evaluate programs for inclusion in a future Humanist Service Corps. You can help [Read More...]

An atheist quoting Karl Marx.

Boy, do I hate to feed that stereotype, since there’s not much economically in which I agree with Marx.  Plus, I hate giving fundamentalists who have no appreciation for nuance more fuel for their atheists-are-all-communist-socialist-Marx-Nazi-evil-people” fire.  But Michaelyn is having to read his work for a Western Civ course and reminded me of this quote, [Read More...]

Remember that GOP chairman who said you don’t have to be a platform Republican to be welcome?

In April, GOP state chair Pat Brady came out in favor of marriage equality.  Brady is one of the growing number of Republican realizing that while the gay marriage issue secured power for them less than a decade ago, their opposition to it has now created a hurdle over which they may not be able [Read More...]

Abercrombie and Fitch CEO gives me my long-awaited reason to hate them: they don’t want you if you’re not skinny.

I’ve never had anything against Abercrombie and Fitch, other than the fact that most of the people I’ve met in my life who wear their brand turned out to be pretentious and insufferable.  But you can’t blame a clothing company for the character of the people who buy their clothes.  But still, there was a [Read More...]

Guttormson added at the RDF.

My friend and fellow college activist Joel Guttormson is the new outreach and event coordinator for the Richard Dawkins Foundation. He’s a very nice guy, incredibly tenacious, and will serve the post well.  His first order of business should be arranging for OJ to be delivered to me. [Read more...]

Talk among yourselves.

Whatever contagion that my roommate has been carting around the house has found it’s way into me.  I’m going to spite it by awarding myself a three day weekend and resting.  So you all can talk among yourselves. If I’m wrong, and there is a heaven to which I must go before getting to spend [Read More...]

Graduation speaker uninvited because he is gay (superintendent’s email address included).

My father sent this along to me this morning.  It seems a very successful alumni of a very small Arkansas high school was scheduled to speak at the graduation.  However, he was uninvited because he finds men more attractive than women.  He wrote a letter to one of the local news outlets that says it [Read More...]

Alex Jones: atheists worship satan.

Take a moment to let Alex Jones share the fruits of his research with you. [Read more...]

John Corvino on National Masturbation Month.

Did you know that May is National Masturbation Month?  Knowing even the limited amount I do about biology, it would seem to me that every month is National Masturbation Month… The great John Corvino has an article up at HuffPo about it. May is National Masturbation Month. I am not making this up. National Masturbation [Read More...]

Obama betrays science to take another shot at pragmatism.

I’m all for being pragmatic.  I’m also all for developing pattern recognition.  During his first term, Obama tried constantly to reach across the aisle.  However, for every step he took toward the middle, the GOP did not budge. Having apparently not learned his lesson, Obama has thrown conservatives another bone by having the DoJ enforce [Read More...]

Atheists (including my fiancee) go smile to smile with Sam Brownback.

My sweetie joined up with Adam and Amanda Brown (of Atheism Resource and We Are Atheism), as well as nice Christian (but with some really bad arguments) Fred Heeren, to meet with Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback yesterday. Michaelyn told me it went pretty well. The first topic discussed was the issue of women’s health. Amanda [Read More...]

Glenn Beck doesn’t know why, but he knows airport shooting is a conspiracy.

Remember when Glenn Beck said you shouldn’t trust conspiracy theorists? Well, I now present you with this bit from his show yesterday without any further comment. “If I were an honest journalist,” Beck said, “I would find out where these guns came from; were they purchased or were they illegal.  Oh, if they’re illegal, I [Read More...]


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