Most insulting fundraiser ever.

The poor, poor Catholic Church.  The Los Angeles diocese is having a bit of trouble.  They have to pay out all this money for aiding and abetting child rapists, and they don’t know who to turn to. Amid continuing anger over the poor handling of sexual abuse cases by Catholic Church officials over several decades [Read More...]

Bloomington, Indiana and Same Sex Marriage: It’s about Equal Rights

Anne here… Suppose you are an elected official, authorized to perform marriages in your community, and there is a ban on same-sex marriage in your state. But suppose further, that you believe this ban is not only wrong, it unconstitutionally deprives same-sex couples of equal protection. A same-sex couple has just approached you asking you [Read More...]

Don’t Say Gay legislator: being gay is like shooting heroin.

A Tennessee lawmaker, Stacey Campfield, the man who re-introduced the Don’t Say Gay bill (now called, no shit, the Classroom Protection Act) is onto those sneaky gays.  They don’t just want to love who they please, they also want to keep people from getting sick. Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield told TMZ that teaching people [Read More...]

How to write a worship song.

Ok, you guys know my education is in music and that I consider myself somewhat of a theory junkie.  That’s why, every time I’m in a worship service, it’s like they’re assaulting my brain as well as my ears.  This video says exactly what I’m thinking. Ironically, this also applies if your band’s name is [Read More...]

74 years of female slave labor in the 20th century, courtesy of the Catholic Church.

It has been revealed that from 1922 to 1996, the Catholic Church kept women suspected of being sexually active outside of wedlock prisoner, using them as slave labor.  It has also come to light that the Irish government was complicit in this.  Just watch the first few minutes of the story. Ireland has admitted some [Read More...]

The United Kingdom is dooooooooomed!

Not to be outdone by the French, the United Kingdom is well on their way to inviting god’s wrath…which is still coming to all those other nations that have let adults marry the consenting adult of their choice, just you wait heathens! The Commons voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, by [Read More...]

The Catholic Church isn’t evil, just dumb in all the right ways.

Oh, Catholic Church.  You’re so adorable (read: despicable) when you try to do sneaky, underhanded damage control as if you’re clever and everybody else in the world is an idiot.  You could just say “Hey, we fucked up, it’s not like we’re infallible, and we’re going to do our best to make it right” and [Read More...]

Pride in the shadows.

A high school football coach has learned how easy it is to be proud in the shadows.  When your bosses aren’t listening, it’s easy to bravely defy the responsibilities of your job. Lauderdale County Schools Superintendent Jennifer Gray confirmed to The TimesDaily that Lauderdale County High School coach Bob Grisham was being investigated after an [Read More...]

One Week Left: Support the Darwin Day Resolution!

Anne here… I got this yesterday from the American Humanist Association.   Dear Friend, By now, you’ve probably heard that the American Humanist Association worked with Representative Rush Holt (NJ) to introduce a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives “expressing support for designation of February 12, 2013, as Darwin Day and recognizing the importance [Read More...]

For being Truth with a capital T, it can be awfully hard.

My dad’s facebook status today was… I wish you folks would come out and say it: “My religious beliefs are that human life is sacred and god-given, and that protecting fertilized eggs, embryos and fetuses is a must because they have souls, and therefore women must be forced to carry these entities to term, and [Read More...]

Surprise! Church Patriarch wants blasphemy to be punishable by law.

It is said that the Catholic church lost its best argument when it stopped burning people at the stake.  In that spirit, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church is taking steps toward securing the sanctuary every person who cannot defend his position wishes for: being able to punish those who do not treat your [Read More...]

France’s Parliament says yes to marriage equality.

Add another likely nation to the list of those that will endure virtually no change to their well-being with regards to their economy, to natural disasters, and pretty much everything on account of letting people marry the consenting adult of their choice.  The French Parliament has voted, overwhelmingly, in favor of equality. Deputies voted 249-97 [Read More...]

Tuesday conversation: who are your four horsemen?

The people who were once go-to names for atheism are becoming less so.  Not necessarily because they are not good, but because new people are rising to the forefront.  It’s just the natural cycle of things.  So if you were to pick your own four horsemen of atheism as the movement stands right now, who [Read More...]

Jenny McCarthy removed from breast cancer fundraiser.

Remember that breast cancer fundraiser that had invited Jenny McCarthy, a prominent anti-vax advocate, to headline their event?  Yeah, when it was brought to the attention of those planning the event, they did exactly what people promoting science should do with the people undermining science: they gave her the boot. The misinformation spread by McCarthy [Read More...]