Guest post by American Atheists VP Kathleen Johnson rebutting Todd Starnes and Navy bibles.

My education is in music and my expertise is in debate, but there are so many things and areas where, at best, I’m a well-informed layman.  So I bring in experts like Anne Orsi (a lawyer who occasionally blogs on legal stuffs) or Christina Stephens to blog on science. Which leads me to an exciting [Read More...]

Bryan Fischer: gays responsible for Rick Perry’s indictment.

I wasn’t even done having a good ol’ fashioned chuckle at this whole situation when I saw this tweet from Bryan Fischer in my special feed: Funny story about your “credible information,” buddy: no District Attorney indicted Rick Perry.  Perry was indicted by a grand jury.  But that’s just how insidious these gays are!  They [Read More...]

BREAKING: Rick Perry indicted for using political power to try and force Texas DA to resign.

Looks like Rick has been a bad boy: Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was indicted Friday on charges relating to his efforts to try and force a local district attorney to resign. A Travis County grand jury handed up the charges. The two counts against Perry, a Republican, stem from his [Read More...]

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I was reading some commentary about Behe’s “Specific Complexity”. His example is often citing words that form sentences of things that are not just complex, but intentionally complex. [Read more...]

Texas court rules you can’t absolve your children of education for religious reasons.

This is a big win for Americans United as well as for children everywhere in Texas: Texas families do not have a religious freedom right to home-school absolutely free of any regulation, a state court of appeals ruled last week. The decision is a setback for Michael and Laura McIntyre, who removed their nine children [Read More...]

Pennsylvania bakery refused to sell wedding cake to lesbian couple. Owner “knows” she’s doing right.

Pennsylvania is a bit weird with regards to the LGBT.  It allows same-sex marriage, but has no legal protections in place for LGBT people: Pennsylvania is the only state where it is legal for same-sex couples to marry, but where there are no legal protections whatsoever for sexual orientation and gender identity. Statewide, there is [Read More...]

James Dobson: I’ve never said anything disparaging about gay people in my life.

It’s not that he’s lying, it’s just that he’s confused disparaging untruths with love.  On his radio show “Family Talk” (where I can only imagine they talk about how to stop people from forming families) Dobson recently said he’s never said anything disparaging about gay people in his life: This obviously struck me as strange, [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: hiker scares away mountain lion by singing opera.

Holy crap, my education may not be worthless!  If I’m ever cornered by a mountain lion, I’m set. Kyra Kopenstonsky was hiking a trail near Down Valley Park in Placerville, Colo., last week when she caught the attention of a mountain lion. The big cat reportedly stalked her for twenty minutes, often pouncing in front [Read More...]

24 hours of cheap Apostacon tickets starting at midnight!

Cheap Apostacon tickets for 24 hours starting at midnight! You have to sign up for their mailing list to get access to it! Side note: Use the code JEBE1466 when you purchase your ticket to help cover my transportation and lodging at the event.  :) [Read more...]

Andrew Seidel on ending Christian privilege.

The FFRF is on a roll lately, and one of their attorneys, Andrew Seidel, just wrote a spectacular piece about how Fox News treats Christian privilege.  The FFRF just won another big victory, this time forcing the Navy to remove bibles from guest rooms at naval hotels.  Of course, Fox News thinks this is a [Read More...]

Sky Williams on depression.

Sky Williams is a League of Legends streamer (essentially he plays the game on the internet, people watch him, and he makes money) who also makes youtube videos about the game.  I love his videos and have watched them all because he’s funny as hell.  He literally makes me laugh out loud. So you can [Read More...]

On the idea that Robin Williams’ problem was lack of Jesus.

Michaelyn saw a post by one of her facebook friends that made her almost vomit.  She sent it to me and I post it here because it’s not the only one like it I’ve seen, not by a long shot: That is all…smiley face.  And other Christians rush in to like it. Who knew that [Read More...]

Matt Staver goes full Godwin on marriage equality.

Matt Staver is the head of Liberty Counsel and dean of the Liberty University School of Law, and he really doesn’t like the idea of marriage equality.  In a Radio America interview yesterday he said that Christians and Republicans who stay silent on the subject are just like those who gave their tacit consent in [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: OK GO.

It’s an OK GO kind of morning.  Watching the POTUS statement on Ferguson, MO.  Will start posting afterward. [Read more...]