I nominate Dan Arel for Secularist of the Year.

The National Secular Society is taking nominations for its Secularist of the Year Award.  If you define secularism as keeping religion and government apart, I can think of no individual who’s done more work on that end than Dan Arel.  He’s monitored Ken Ham and been the key figure, in my eye, of keeping taxpayer [Read More…]

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Ask Stephanie Guttormson anonymous questions about all things transgender.

Here’s another guest post from Stephanie Guttormson, the Operations Director for the Richard Dawkins Foundation and a transgender woman. Hey all you WWJTDers out there.  As you may recall I did a Q&A here fielding questions about transgender issues shortly after Danielle Muscato came out.  I genuinely enjoyed all the questions that were asked and [Read More…]

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Politician speaking at menorah-lighting ceremony: “Jesus is the reason for the season.”

A city councilor in Springfield, Massachusetts recently put his foot in his mouth while speaking at a menorah-lighting ceremony for a local Jewish group.  It seems his Jewish constituents needed to know that Jesus is the reason for the season… Bud Williams, city councilor in Springfield, Mass., stood in the court square earlier this week and participated [Read More…]

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Fire department in Utica, NY puts “We love Jesus” sign on the town’s firehouse.

The fire department of Utica, NY has put a sign saying “We love Jesus” outside the fire department.  “We” apparently doesn’t include the taxpayers who aren’t Christian.  Look how great Christianity is for community building! According to reports, Utica Fire Department Station 4 decided to display a sign outside of its building which reads, “HAPPY [Read More…]

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AHA files FOIA request with my hometown over courthouse discrimination.

Update in the nativity scene controversy in my hometown (here’s what happened last year,).  Now they’ve pulled some attempts at sneaky tricks (I say attempts, because they actually put the county in greater legal trouble than they were already in) like renting the space on the courthouse lawn to a private citizen for $1 so [Read More…]

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Peter Coppinger made it into an end times video.

Peter Coppinger had his first post on WWJTD a few days ago.  He was talking about a post that had turned blood red and the organisms that caused it.  Peter is often consulted as a biologist for his local news station and was asked to comment for them on that very story. That clip has [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: monorail panda.

I’d like to invest in whoever’s managing this innovation. I had another virtually sleepless night, so if I disappear today it’s because I’m getting sleep.   [Read more…]

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Fourteen year-old commits suicide rather than tell her parents she was a lesbian.

This breaks my heart.  However, bear with me, because in this case it’s important we properly assign the blame: Elisabeth Lowe, known as Lizzie, had told her friends she may be gay, the Manchester Evening News reports. The 14-year-old’s friends said she was worried about telling her parents about her sexuality. One friend told the [Read More…]

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The arithmetic apologist.

This cracked me up so hard. [Read more…]

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Michigan Republican to put up nativity so Satan won’t win.

In Michigan an out-of-state group wanted to put up a nativity scene – not on their church lawn or anything like that, but they wanted a tribute to their religion specifically in the capitol building: Rules issued by the Michigan Legislative Council Facilities Agency prohibit displays from remaining up at the Capitol between 11 p.m. and 6 [Read More…]

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Reverend under fire for suggesting an omniscient being who rewards the good doesn’t exist.

A reverend at the Stalham Academy (a religious school) is under fire from churchgoers for a comment at a choir performance suggesting Santa doesn’t exist. Parents took to Facebook to voice their upset at the comment, but the Rev Margaret McPhee was quick to apologise for her “off-the-cuff remark”. The choir had just finished 
singing at [Read More…]

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Happy Belated Evolution-Downfall Day

William Dembski, noted promoter of Intelligent Design said recently, emphasis mine: In the next five years, molecular Darwinism—the idea that Darwinian processes can produce complex molecular structures at the subcellular level—will be dead. When that happens, evolutionary biology will experience a crisis of confidence because evolutionary biology hinges on the evolution of the right molecules. [Read More…]

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Kansas mother kills her ten year old son because he’d be better off in heaven.

The following excerpt is very graphic.  You’ve been warned: “…after her son, CB, age ten, had gone to bed, she (Blansett) decided his life would be full of suffering and pain and that it would be better for him to go to heaven tonight. She took a knife and rock into his bedroom, struck him [Read More…]

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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 Adam Fraley 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, [Read More…]

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