House Resolution to Open School Board Meetings with Prayers

Anne here… (Just like JT, I’m making up for a dearth of postings over the last few weeks.) On Thursday, June 6, Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan introduced House Resolution 250. The resolution declares Congress’s support for opening local school board meetings with prayer. The proposed resolution states that the United States was founded on the [Read More...]

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Tennessee Hates Muslims. Who Knew?

Anne here, with another item from the Hatewatch Headlines of the Southern Poverty Law Center…. Tennessee has been a hotbed of anti-Muslim activism for years, especially after plans were laid to build an Islamic center in Murfreesboro. There have been bomb threats and numerous conferences centered on the unfounded but widely hyped fear that Shariah [Read More...]

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Michaelyn’s real life encounter with the Office.

Michaelyn texted me this picture saying “Paper at work.  Is this real life?” Apparently it’s a gimmick by Hewlett-Packard.  As a magician, and especially as a fan of The Office, I can appreciate a good gimmick.  [Read more...]

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Sarah Morehead walking into the lion cub’s den.

Michael Medved isn’t really a lion, so much.  He’s one of the species of conservative radio hosts who thinks a dearth of reason and evidence can be overcome with volume.  He’s more annoying than threatening. And yet, Sarah Morehead from Recovering from Religion will be on his show today at 3pm Central Time talking about [Read More...]

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Polling confirms the obvious: anti-gay sentiment strongly correlates to religiosity.

Pew just released a poll which confirms what is plain to see: “Acceptance of homosexuality is particularly widespread in countries where religion is less central in people’s lives. These are also among the richest countries in the world,” Pew said in its summary of the findings. “In contrast, in poorer countries with high levels of [Read More...]

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Study Debunks Claim that Kids of Same-Sex Parents Do Less Well

Anne here… The Southern Poverty Law Center alerts us to a new study out of Australia about children growing up in households led by same-sex parents: In the latest blow to anti-gay forces, a major study conducted at the University of Melbourne in Australia has found that children of same-sex parents do as well or [Read More...]

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Catch me on the Thinking Atheist podcast.

On June 25th you can catch me on the Thinking Atheist podcast with Seth Andrews.  He’ll be grilling me about the most facepalm-worthy arguments we hear for god’s existence and why I think they suck. Also, the invite came in this morning and I immediately bragged to mom and dad that I was going to [Read More...]

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Two members of the House say the jailing of Pussy Riot was justified.

Two Republicans from the House of Representatives, sworn to uphold the Constitution of this nation (replete with its protections for free speech), have said they agree that Russian authorities who decided to jail the band Pussy Riot for blasphemy. Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Steve King (R-IA), along with Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), were visiting [Read More...]

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Put your faith in god until you need money.

The Ark Encounters theme park is having trouble raising enough money to make the park a reality. In an office park in Hebron, Kentucky, the designers of the proposed “Ark Encounter” theme park are trying to answer questions like these in order to build faith in the Bible’s literal accuracy. The project has run into [Read More...]

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‘The Devil’s After Our Children’

…or so says Pickens County, South Carolina. Anne here, with FFRF’s news release dated yesterday explaining just what it’s going to do with that particular devilish little problem. FFRF Calls Out Pickens County Schools’ Multiple Religious Offenses News Release: June 6, 2013 The Freedom From Religion Foundation is placing the blame for a string of [Read More...]

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Macklemore gets more aweseome: joins the voices of AU.

Macklemore (the guy responsible for that god damned thrift store song that only leaves your head a few minutes before you hear it on the radio again) was already a pretty rad supporter of gay rights.  Now he’s even more rad. Right on!  What a happy story to read first thing in the morning. [Read more...]

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Home!

Man, what a couple of days it has been. Wednesday I awoke to a loud series of crackling pops.  I would’ve thought it was gang warfare except that I don’t live in a neighborhood where gang warfare takes place and it was accompanied by the distinct sizzle of electricity.  I looked up to my bedroom [Read More...]

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I don’t even know

Christina here… I’m in a really weird mood today. First I made a prosthetic leg out of Legos, and then I made this (unrelated to Legos*) video.     That is all. *The video about the Legoleg is scheduled for next Wednesday   [Read more...]

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Speaking in Cincinnati tomorrow.

Shortly I’ll be hitting the road to Cincy where I’ll be speaking tomorrow night about why the arguments for god’s existence suck.  Big thanks to the Tri-State Freethinkers for having me down. The talk will be from 6pm-8pm with a Q&A thrown in.  The location is the Radisson Hotel at 668 W 5th Street, Covington, [Read More...]

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