Chris Kluwe to headline American Atheists 2014!

This is awesome! American Atheists revealed details on Wednesday about its 2014 national convention in Salt Lake City, announcing that speakers will include NFL Raiders punter Chris Kluwe, Survivor®: Philippines winner and sex therapist Denise Stapley, and Grammy®-nominated Spin Doctors bass player Mark White. The convention will also feature an art show, workshops, childcare, and [Read More...]

Tea Party leader temporarily honest about GOP’s racism.

Wow, I’m just a few headlines in and it looks like a day of reporting the obvious (later we’ll have “Watching Fox News makes you more likely to defy virtually every climatologist on earth regarding climate change”). Anyway, Ken Emanuelson is a Tea Party figurehead down in Texas.  He appears to be one of the [Read More...]

I’m back! Have some zombie stuff while I read the news.

Ok, I’m all moved in.  I’m sitting here snug (or smug) in my new office and about to get caught up.  In the meantime, here are my new zombie article from First, a mathematician at the University of Ottawa has produced an equation that predicts the spread of a zombie virus: Math is a [Read More...]

Michaelyn streaming her first ranked games!

Oh snap!  Michaelyn’s now level 30 on League of Legends and will be streaming her first games!  Check it out: [Read more...]

Reason in the Rock

Little Rock’s annual conference on science and secularism needs your help. A couple of years ago, after a great experience at Skepticon 4, several of us were talking. Wouldn’t it be wonderful, we asked ourselves, if we could do what Skepticon did? Wouldn’t it be great to pull hundreds of people in for a conference [Read More...]

Out one more day.

Hey gang!  While we made the drive from Augusta to Lawrence yesterday and got our cars unloaded, all my worldly possessions that were being shipped got delayed until today.  They will be arriving via U-box in a little over an hour.  That means a day of lifting heavy stuff up stairs. You’ll have to live [Read More...]

Moving in today!

Michaelyn and I having been staying with her parents the last few days awaiting today: the day when we can move in to our apartment!  :)  We’re about to hit the road, so no more posts today.  I’ll be back in full swing tomorrow. So excited to live with my sweetie.  [Read more...]

Federal judge: sueing diocese that employed child-raping priests could burden a person’s exercise of religion.

Remember when Timothy Dolan shuffled a bunch of the Milwaukee diocese’s money into a cemetery fund to protect it from being seized to settle cases with the victims of child-raping priests in the Milwaukee diocese.  A federal judge has just ruled that the money hidden in that fund cannot be re-absorbed to the diocese’s assets [Read More...]

E.W. Jackson: Democrats are anti-god.

Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor just keeps seeping crazy.  In an indictment on humanity, this is actually what’s making him a viable candidate in the eyes of an appreciable fraction of voters.  His most recent offering is that Democrats are anti-god: Virginia lieutenant governor nominee E.W. Jackson (R) said the Democratic Party is “anti-God” and that Christians [Read More...]

Help Ben Blanchard make a better world.

Ben Blanchard is one of the nicer activists in the biz.  He was one of the primary creative forces behind the very successful Skeptech conference and has been doing other assorted atheist activism projects for years. He’s now headed to places like Haiti and Guatemala to do not-god’s work.  He has an indiegogo campaign for [Read More...]

Texas considering making three-hour adoption course mandatory before getting an abortion.

A law proposed by Eddie Lucio, a Texas Democrat (and the only one to vote for the recent set of ludicrous abortion laws in Texas), would make a three-hour long course on adoption mandatory before a woman would be eligible for an abortion. Lucio does not even attempt to hide his motivation: Lucio claimed that [Read More...]

Child marriage being argued for in another country and being justified through Islam.

It’s no secret that many Islamic cultures have a very low age threshold for when a man can marry a girl.  This is often justified by citing the supposedly admirable Muhammad’s example with his six year-old bride, Aisha. Article 1041 of the Civil Code of the Islamic Republic of Iran states that girls can be [Read More...]

Matthew Hagee: educated people don’t think same-sex kissing is ok.

Pastor Matthew Hagee recently gave a sermon in which he asserted that nobody who is educated could look at two men kissing and think it’s acceptable. Two things: 1.  Let’s not pretend that it’s geniuses who tend to be fundamentalists – especially the type that get taken in by the prosperity gospel. 2.  It turns [Read More...]

Gay rights leads to giant evil “super mice”

Steven here… Looks like the supermarket chain, Tesco, has a problem with horrible rodents. From Pink News: Health inspectors found a “supermouse” in the Tesco Metro branch in London’s Covent Garden. The mouse had swollen to much larger than normal size because it had been feeding on chicken and cakes. Tesco pleaded guilty at Westminster [Read More...]