No blogging today.

No blogging today.  I’m at the dentist while Michaelyn is getting her wisdom teeth out and I’ll spend the rest of the day taking care of her.  :) Will respond to Jen McCreight tomorrow and catch up on news stories from today. [Read more...]

Hemant Mehta rocking faces on CNN.

Hemant recently went on CNN to discuss why millennials are leaving the church.  There was an evangelical on the show as well for a counterpoint.  Hemant, as he tends to do in these situations, thrived. [Read more...]

Tennessee Tea Party groups: nation can no longer afford compromise and bipartisanship.

Lamar Alexander is a Republican Senator representing Tennessee.  Recently he helped Congress to overcome the inertia on the federal student loans bill.  This did not sit well with the Tea Party folk who published an open letter to Alexander threatening him with a challenge in his next election if he doesn’t retire. As you are [Read More...]

The final nail in evolution’s coffin.

Ken Ham’s got us.  After years of arguments that make pretensions to being scientifically valid have been defeated time and time again, he’s pulling out the big guns.  It turns out that the bible says nature proves god’s existence.  Checkmate, atheists. [Read more...]

Two female Russian athletes kiss on the podium after taking the gold.

Earlier this summer at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow, Nick Symmonds defied the Russians by dedicating his 800m silver medal to LGBT people in protest of Russia’s anti-gay laws.  Yesterday two female Russian athletes, Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova, shared a kiss on the podium after winning the gold in the 4×400 relay. Russian [Read More...]

Sandy Rios: gay rights activists are actually losing because they will burn in hell.

Are you an LGBT activist celebrating the recent slew of victories in both the legal courts as well as the court of public opinion?  Well she’s going to put a stop to that!  You may think you’re winning in the only world for which we have any evidence, but did you know in a completely [Read More...]

On the Bria Crutchfield outburst at the Great Lakes Atheist Convention.

I wasn’t going to write about the one hiccup at the Great Lakes Atheist Convention, but someone on twitter has convinced me that I need to.  First, I’ll say that the convention was freaking awesome and that the organizers were phenomenal.  It was seriously one of the best-run first-time conferences I’ve ever attended. The problems [Read More...]

Caption for the giant Jesus at the UN picture.

This picture has been circulating.  It’s Jesus Kong knocking at the UN building.  I went ahead and included my caption: The unspoken message of the picture is that Jesus wants to help so bad, so bad, but gosh darn it he just won’t unless the UN members become Christian (or start doing the harmful things [Read More...]

Pictures from the Great Lakes Atheist Conference. Also Rebecca Vitsmun is an excellent mother.

The Great Lakes Atheist Convention is winding down.  There was definitely one big bump in the road, but I’m not sure if I’m willing to write about a single person being out of line.  Instead, I’ll simply say that Barbara Williams and her organizing team really knocked this one out of the park.  This convention [Read More...]

Mayor of Toledo welcomes the Great Lakes Atheist Convention.

The Great Lakes Atheist Conference is off to a great start. It opened with a great surprise: Rebecca Vitsmun was added as a speaker at the last minute.  She was the Oklahoma woman who told Wolf Blitzer “Actually, I’m an atheist.”  I was lucky enough to get to ride from the airport in the same [Read More...]

I’m off to Toledo!

Here I am in the KCI airport getting ready to go speak in Toledo.  It’s so strange to be in this airport and not be puddling up because I’m leaving Michaelyn.  Speaking of Michaelyn, you know it’s love when she’ll wake up at 4am to drive you to the airport (either that or she’s so [Read More...]

North Carolina voters hate the government they elected.

When the Tea Party came to power in many local and state governments in 2010, many GOP voters were elated – which included most of the people in North Carolina.  But then something unexpected happened – the GOP candidates they elected started doing shitty things and now the denizens of North Carolina are very put [Read More...]

A hero story out of Russia.

A story is coming out about a Russian news anchor, Anton Kraskovsky, who was fired earlier this year when he defied Russian authorities and came out as gay on a news cast: “I’m gay, and I’m just the same person as you, my dear audience, as President Putin, as Prime Minister Medvedev and the deputies [Read More...]

State Senator in Tennessee protecting “Merry Christmas” from…nothing.

Stacey Campfield (Republican, surprise, surprise!) has identified a problem: people can’t say Merry Christmas or have a Christmas tree in public schools without a lawsuit being filed, and he’s going to do something about it. Inspired by Texas legislation, state Sen. Stacey Campfieldhas introduced a “Merry Christmas bill” for Tennessee that he says will assure [Read More...]