Hey everybody! First, I’ll be speaking Thursday night in Boise, Idaho: You should swing by if you’re in the area. Then I’m getting up before the sun to hop a plane back to Kansas City from whence the wife and I will depart for Logic Con (alongside some other epic speakers like Darrel Ray, Dan Barker, [Read More…]
Where I’ll be speaking this week, and how your input can help my wife give a great talk at Logic Con!
Failing to learn from other states’ mistakes, North Carolina GOP pushing business out with anti-LGBT bill.
Indiana learned it’s lesson when it tried to slip in legalized discrimination under the guise of “religious freedom.” That lesson cost about $60 million. Georgia’s governor was smart enough to not repeat Indiana’s mistake after multiple organizations threatened to yank money out of the state if he signed a similar bill into law. It turns [Read More…]
Prior to Easter weekend a Christian pastor announced he wished to be crucified and buried so he could resurrect just like Jesus: Pastor Daniel Malatji of Revival Ministries in Soshanguve Block C shocked congregants last on Sunday when he instructed his followers to come to easter Friday service (25 March) with nails and hammers as [Read More…]
Georgia has finally put an anti-gay bill on Gov. Nathan Deal’s desk (disguised, of course, as a “religious liberty” bill, as if being religious should grant you special privileges…isn’t that the grounds on which they supposedly oppose gay rights? Special privileges are bad?): The bill — House Bill 757 — would have given faith-based organizations [Read More…]
Good morning! I’m back in my office after a lovely weekend on the road. I have some down time before I jet off again on Thursday for Idaho (more on that in a bit). For now I’m back to just seeing what all is going on in the world. Here’s a dog who wants his [Read More…]
Tonight I’ll be at the O’Fallon Freethinkers meetup in O’Fallon, MO (basically St. Louis). The event starts at 7pm at the 109 Brewhouse. I’ll be a little late as I have a prior engagement, but I will be there! It also means I get to hit the road right about…now. Hope to see some of you [Read More…]
Sarah Palin could be getting a courtroom reality TV show akin to Judge Judy: Move over, Judge Judy. There’s a new TV courtroom judge coming to town – and it’s none other than former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. The onetime vice presidential candidate has been tapped to preside over a new reality court show that [Read More…]
This is pretty swank. The World Psychiatric Association, the largest and most influential such body on earth, is about to make it clear that gay-conversion “therapy” is ineffective and dangerous: The association will release a report tomorrow that will declare its opposition “to any attempts to turn LGBT people heterosexual,” in reference to the effectiveness [Read More…]
It turns out that a small Borough of New Jersey, Clayton, has a city seal (and sign) which pretty clearly endorse religion, but also Christ-based religion: The Freedom From Religion Foundation wants a New Jersey borough to get rid of its unmistakably religious seal and motto. The official seal of the borough of Clayton depicts [Read More…]
You’ve probably heard by now that last night Brussels was the victim of a massive terrorist bombing. I honestly try not to write about these things. I’d sooner let the world move on, denying these monsters the attention they crave. But it always seems like the wake of these travesties are similarly dominated by people [Read More…]
School board member tries to rename “Winter Break” to “Christmas Break,” tells atheists to go back to their hellholes.
A member of the Willard (Willard was a town next to my college, I blame my brain) Millard school board in Omaha, Paul Meyer, dedicated some of their last meeting to trying to rename “Winter Break” to “Christmas Break.” Something about religious persecution if his personal religion isn’t held aloft by a government tasked with [Read More…]