Gay men sue conversion therapy group for failing to deliver.

This is interesting.  A group of gay men and their families are suing a “conversion therapy” center on the grounds that it failed to make them straight. Bruck and three male plaintiffs contend they were defrauded by JONAH’s claim that “being gay is a mental disorder” that could be reversed by conversion therapy — “a [Read More...]

Children in Nigeria being accused of witchcraft.

In Nigeria, children are being accused of witchcraft and being handled in a way that would make the inhabitants of 17th century Salem lurch. The nine-year-old boy lay on a bloodstained hospital sheet crawling with ants, staring blindly at the wall. His family pastor had accused him of being a witch, and his father then [Read More...]

Bill O’Reilly says stupid things.

Dave Silverman went on the O’Reilly Factor a couple of nights ago. O’Reilly’s fanbase must’ve participated in a poll for the most asinine topic imaginable and, between “Smurfs are waiting to steal your purse” and “There’s a war on Christmas” the latter won. So that’s what they talked about. O’Reilly says that Christianity is not [Read More...]

Interfaith conference: “Interfaith is key to fighting secularism.”

Hey!  Good news for the interfaith people!  This should make Chris Stedman and his ilk happier than flies on feces.  An interfaith group just held a conference in Washington D.C., America’s political hub! Participants at a recent interfaith conference in the nation’s capital discussed how interreligious dialogue can play an important role in establishing peace [Read More...]

Pictures from yesterday.

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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...]


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