Reproductive Rights Update – The Week in Review

This year’s spate of abuses in state legislatures eclipses any other in recent memory. Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, North Dakota, Virginia, North Carolina… the dearth of responsible lawmakers is apparently a congenital disease spreading like a plague throughout the country. In an era where we still have to have commissions at the international level to discuss [Read More...]

The Hyde Amendment is Still Bad, Discriminatory Federal Law

The Center for Reproductive Rights voiced disappointment yesterday with President Barack Obama’s proposed FY2014 budget, which retains a ban on coverage for abortion in the Medicaid program except under extremely limited circumstances, a policy also known as the Hyde Amendment. However, the budget included two positive steps to promote equal health care coverage for some women, [Read More...]

Man arrested for trying to be with his husband in the hospital

Steven here… Roger Gorley is not allowed to see his husband. This is because Missouri is one of the states that does not recognize the marriage rights of same-sex couples. A Lee’s Summit man is fighting a restraining order that he says was issued against him after he says he was arrested for refusing to [Read More...]

Pseudoscience Activism – The Week in Review

Hell may have just frozen over, if it exists. I wish that was my headline, but in fact, the New York Daily News gets the credit. Why has hell frozen over? Because a majority of Republicans now accept climate change as real. Not that they think they personally will ever be affected, mind you, according [Read More...]

Want to win a book?

I’m once again on the road.  Today I’m flying into St. Louis from which I’ll be driven to Springfield, MO so I can debate Bill Victor tonight over whether or not god exists.  It’ll be fun to be back on the campus I attended for so many years.  The debate will be at 7pm at [Read More...]

The face of unrestrained fury.

Michaelyn texted me this picture with the text “It’s a cold and rainy day and I don’t like it.” I need to work on that face for debates. [Read more...]

Go see Shelley Segal in Tacoma!

Another one of the good (read: kind, humble, the type of person all celebrities should be in-person) famous atheists is Shelley Segal.  If you don’t know who she is, she’s the woman rocking out in this song: Anyway, she’s on tour right now and was scheduled to perform at a coffee shop in Tacoma called [Read More...]

Little girl ranting at the referees.

Michaelyn and I are both pretty big college basketball fans (and we’ve both been known to jump on the officials pretty severely for missing calls).  Given my genetic disposition to getting into trouble (if you knew my mom and dad, you’d understand) and our passion for basketball, should Michaelyn and I ever produce a child [Read More...]

Hacktivism!

Here’s my talk on activism from Skeptech (which was a phenomenal event – I really hope they do it again).  It was such a fun time! Many thanks to the good Doctor David Burger from whom I took a great deal of the material on in-person activism. [Read more...]

On Tony Perkins “tak[ing] a break”

Christina here… The suicide of Matthew Warren, Rick Warren’s son, is tragic. As with any tragic event occurring in the life of a public figure, especially one who is frequently maligned, insensitive comments related to the tragedy are pretty expected. Of course, I’m actually not writing this directly about Rick or Matthew Warren, but rather about Tony [Read More...]

Dad on morality and law.

This letter made its way into my hometown newspaper: In the April 3 column on same-sex marriage, the point was made that morality has no place in legislation and court rulings. This idea is contrary to the fundamental nature of law. Law is the expression of the will of a sovereign. Thus morality is the [Read More...]

Thomas McDonald pretending to be clever.

I have a general policy.  If I think someone’s a terrible human being, I try to go through all the reasons for why I think that before declaring them to be an asshole.  But in this case I just can’t wait: Thomas L. McDonald, Catholic blogger here at Patheos, is an irretrievable asshole.  If ever [Read More...]

My arguments aren’t reasonable! Checkmate, atheist!

I get this type of comment from believers a lot, most recently from a chap named Bob Hunt who didn’t like Glodson’s glorious take down of the first cause argument: Mr/Ms. Glodson, Atheism is irrational because the classic arguments against the existence of God are arguments from faith, not reason. You have many good questions [Read More...]

Atheists are patriots.

American Atheists held a regional conference in Kansas City last year.  I was scheduled to give a workshop on activism.  However, due to a death in David Silverman’s family, I was asked to fill in.  I wrote up a quick talk and delivered it the following day.  KCAC just posted that talk.  Here ya go. [Read more...]


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