Gamers for godlessness update!

Oh man, so much good! First, what are we doing?  Jason Thibeault from the Lousy Canuck blog and I are going to be playing retro games for 24 straight freaking hours on Saturday!  We’ll be live-streaming our lovely faces along with our games.  We’ll be talking about all kinds of interesting stuff from atheism to [Read More...]

How to be an atheist terrorist.

Christina here… Hi! A story circulated the web the other day regarding some comments made by Ken Reid, a supervisor representing the Leesburg district (in Virginia). He said, in regard to people who have issues with the local holiday displays on taxpayer property: It’s strictly this group of terrorists. They’re fanatics who basically want to [Read More...]

O”M”M says ‘Person of Interest’ turns PC

Christina here… I got an email from One “Million” Moms! Dear Christina, Many One Million Moms supporters have contacted us in concern that a go-to show for parents and older children is no longer acceptable to watch. Several of our members were regular viewers of the CBS program “Person of Interest,” until now. This is [Read More...]

Public School Field Trips, Religion, and the Law

Question: What’s the big deal? Why can’t public school children go see that Charlie Brown Christmas play?   Answer: The law of separation of church and state, as it applies to public school field trips, as explained by the Appignani Humanist Legal Center’s Bill Burgess in a letter sent Monday:   November 26, 2012 Sandra [Read More...]

The Grinch Who Stole Charlie Brown’s Christmas

Since I’ve been all over national – and international – news the last week or two because of my insidious hatred for Charlie Brown and my determination not to let kids have any holiday fun at all, I’ve gotten some hate mail. The email below came from a woman I have known personally for several [Read More...]

Speaking next weekend in Columbus, OH!

If you’re going to be around the Columbus, OH area next weekend, consider swinging by the Humanist Community of Central Ohio’s Winter Solstice banquet.  I’ll be giving a talk there, and it will be a more personal one about what the freethought movement has meant to me. However, tickets will not be available at the [Read More...]

The Week in Review – Law and Atheism 11/29/2012

For this week’s legal roundup, and the arrows are back with a vengeance. Today’s first item just gets all sorts of my tacky little arrows. It’s awesomeness really deserves twinkling lights and a neon border, too, but I can’t tart up JT’s blog too much or he’ll stop me from posting. Writer Suzanne Lamb and [Read More...]

Accepting unacceptance.

Christina here… When Christopher and I got engaged, he asked if he could take my last name, Stephens. I agreed. Christopher’s parents were not amused, to say the least. His mom believes it is wrong for him to change his name, and believes it reflects poorly on him that “no one in his entire family” [Read More...]

Tom Ricks owns FOX in the shortest interview ever.

FOX News has been harping Benghazi non-stop lately.  In a continuation of that effort, they invited military reporter Tom Ricks onto the show for an interview.  The interview lasted two questions, during which time Ricks told the anchor that FOX is over-hyping the tragedy as an arm of the Republican Party. That was enough for [Read More...]

Economic sensibility from…Ben Stein?

It’s such a conundrum when someone I despise says something smart.  Ben Stein is a dishonest creationist hack…yet he went on FOX News and said sensible things about raising taxes. I just…this is a strange world.  Better balance it out with some Glenn Beck continuing to be a lunatic. This is what A Beautiful Mind [Read More...]

Why atheists can celebrate Christmas

Christina here…   There is a sentiment floating around this (and every) holiday season. It goes something like this: I find it funny that atheists I know still accept Christmas presents. Hypocrites. — Princess Problems (@PrincessPrbs) November 26, 2012 How does it make sense that atheists celebrate Christmas? It doesn’t. “I don’t believe in you [Read More...]

Affordable Care Act will cover regular HIV testing.

The Affordable Care Act allowed the President to create a panel of doctors and scientists who would decide, in large part, what conditions are covered.  This makes sense since medical technology, as well as the diseases we treat, are always changing. Now that panel has decided that HIV testing must be covered under the ACA. [Read More...]

How well did tax cuts work last time?

It’s been established over and over again that massive tax cuts do not stimulate the economy.  Even the Congressional Research Service released a study in September of this year confirming that tax cuts do not stimulate the economy. The Atlantic Wire has a great article out talking about the last time we were told that [Read More...]

WWJTD Podcast: Episode 2

Christina here… Hey! We recorded the second episode of the WWJTD podcast. Isn’t that fucking swell? We’ve almost got the RSS feed up so people who want to listen to the podcast can do so, but it’s not ready yet! For now, you can watch the unedited version in Youtube: This weeks’ podcast hosts: Steven [Read More...]