After firing a woman for having a legal medical procedure, Catholic school argues it shouldn’t have to go to court because of “religious freedom.”

A woman has been fired from the Catholic school where she taught English.  It turns out she *gasp* used birth control, and that somehow impacts here ability to teach English apparently: When Emily Herx first took time off work for in vitro fertilization treatment, her boss offered what sounded like words of support: “You are [Read More…]

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Debate with John Lepp: Do the findings of science entail that Christianity is false?

A while back John Lepp emailed me about doing an online debate.  I agreed.  Since then, as many of you know, I have been sick and dealing with rapid weight loss, etc.  He has been very patient.  Today, it finally begins.  We’re doing four rounds, each gets an opening, rebuttal 1, rebuttal 2, then closing. [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: a winter like this.

These dogs are like me: they know when you have a few feet of snow that it’s time to get outside and play! I have my therapist appointment at 1pm today, so posts are going to be short sweet and to the point (with an exception or two).  Ok, on it! [Read more…]

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Some fundraisers to make sure Santa brings you lots of goodies.

Christmas is coming up, and since atheists have no moral compass you’re probably looking for ways to make Santa forget about all the criticisms of religion, your signing up to fight the war on Christmas again this year, or all the steamy sex outside of wedlock you’ve been having so you get the maximum amount [Read More…]

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A couple awesome talks coming up if you’re in Arkansas/Missouri.

Skepticon is coming up this weekend in Springfield, MO where you can hear presentations by luminaries such as Scott Clifton, Hemant Mehta, Ben Blanchard, and Cara Santa Maria.  I’ll also be giving a talk on why god’s “perfect” plan isn’t exactly perfect. But there are a couple other talks coming to that region soon that [Read More…]

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“God speaks to me, and me, and me, and me…”

DarkMatter 2525 puts out some excellent videos.  Check him out if you’ve not seen them. [Read more…]

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Danielle Muscato’s gender identity means nothing to me. Her courage is why I love her.

As you may have heard by now Dave Muscato, the PR Director for American Atheists, is now Danielle Muscato.  For those of us close to Danielle, she’s been Danielle for years now.  But now she’s out of the closet as a transgender woman. Support is understandably pouring in for Danielle.  Given our society’s uneasiness with [Read More…]

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School board which proselytizes during meetings dares the FFRF to sue them. The FFRF has obliged.

After giving them multiple chances to stop breaking the law, the Chino Valley School District is being sued by the Freedom From Religion Foundation: School board meetings open with a prayer, and often include bible readings and proselytizing by board members. Board President James Na injects Christianity into many of his official statements, FFRF’s legal [Read More…]

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Candidate who lost running on a platform of dismantling Obamacare asks for job implementing Obamacare.

Dr. Monica Wehby was recently tried, and failed, to unseat the incumbent Senator Jeff Merkley in Oregon.  Like most other Republicans Wehby ran against Obama regardless of whoever their specific opponent was.  Specifically, Wehyb ran against the Affordable Care Act. During her campaign, Wehby used the campaign slogan, “Keep Your Doctor. Change Your Senator,” and in [Read More…]

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Arizona wedding planner cites religious beliefs, denies service to lesbian couple.

In Arizona it’s perfectly legal to get married to someone of the same gender.  However, one for-profit wedding organizing company feels it can deny service to people for engaging in perfectly legal behavior. Latimer is a Christian-ordained minister, but her business does not appear to be run as such. She and the other ministers on staff provide [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: the dragon’s song from Shrek the Musical.

Michaelyn and I made the road trip to her hometown this weekend to see her high school’s production of Shrek the Musical.  It was spectacular.  Definitely college quality and then some. It was the first time I’d heard the show and this song stuck with me.  Behold, what you can do with a $25 million [Read More…]

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Don’t have sex. You will get pregnant and die.

Hey everyone! I’m totally not being a hipster and sitting in a Starbucks as I type this. JT shared this story with me the other day and I HAD to talk about it. According to this article by Jason Heap from TheHumanist.com, teachers in an Arizona school district are ripping pages out of Biology textbooks [Read More…]

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Atheists who were not the cream of the crop

Bored with Christianity, I’ve been poking around Muslim channels, curious as to what they’re saying. I always love the anecdotes where the religious person talks to atheists. This commenter discusses what’s basically a mini textual Muslim Chick tract. [Read more…]

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It’s all about the gays.

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