Catholic leadership in Madison, Wisconsin recently sent an email to priests detailing recommended guidelines for handling funerals for gay church members. In a display of heartlessness, the leaked message suggested that those who may have been active in the LGBTQ community be denied a religious funeral service. Leadership also communicated that same-sex partners be excluded from having any prominent role in the funeral ceremony, including mention […]Continue reading »
Kevin Davis is the Founder and Managing Director of SecularVoices.org, and the author of Understanding an Atheist: A Practical Guide to Relating to Nonbelievers, a book aimed at improving relationships between the religious and their atheist loved ones.
He’s most recently known for being co-founder and Executive Director for Young Skeptics, an elementary-level after-school program for kids. Young Skeptics was launched in January 2015 as an alternative to the controversial Good News Club, an organization operating in public schools that evangelizes children and spreads fundamentalist Christian doctrine focused on shaming children for their sins.
His writing has been featured or mentioned on CNN, Huffington Post, Salon, RichardDawkins.net, Patheos, and many others.
Last week, Pew Research released survey results suggesting that 56% of Americans now feel that belief in God is not necessary to be a good or moral person. Obviously, this is something that secular people have been saying for years. In 2001, the same survey showed a 49% result for this question. What’s most interesting to me is that the increase is […]Continue reading »
If you read about the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s (FFRF) latest warning to a Texas high school, you most likely thought nothing of it, since it seems pretty clear-cut. LaPoynor High School in Larue, Texas, received a letter from FFRF demanding they take down the Christian flag that the school has been flying alongside the Texas and US flags on school grounds. The flag was […]Continue reading »
If you recall, last year Ken Ham and Answers in Genesis offered up these despicable dino-bucks tracts that they sold to gullible Christians to use as trick-or-treat giveaways on Halloween. The fake $1 million bills had a sweet message to kids on the back: you’re going to hell. This year, he’s decided to suck the fun out of the holiday again by offering a […]Continue reading »
Displaying of a total lack of self-awareness, the Facebook page for the “Good News Club on Television” (yes, that’s a thing) posted an article last week from Wikr, a clickbait-factory website, titled, “7 Childhood Traumas That Can Negatively Affect Your Children As Adults.” The article doesn’t cite any specific study, but mentions “a group of researchers from McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts.” I’ve done some homework […]Continue reading »
Last week, I published a warning to Wisconsin parents that Child Evangelism Fellowship, the parent company of liars for Jesus — also known as the Good News Club — is targeting Milwaukee-area schools in order to solicit children to attend their clubs. Because of a 2001 Supreme Court case, the Good News Club is allowed to operate on school property, but only […]Continue reading »
When Jeff Sessions took the Attorney General job, his US Senate seat was vacated. On August 15th, Alabama will hold a special election to fill the open seat. Republican Roy Moore is currently the favorite to win the election and recently met with a group of voters in Glendale, AL. During the meeting, a woman asked Moore about Sharia law (at about […]Continue reading »
A week ago Sunday in Pensacola, Florida, Chris Johnson presented his documentary, A Better Life, to Humanists of West Florida for his 100th screening and film discussion, about two years after debuting the film in London on May 2, 2015. The documentary is part of a larger project, composed of a “trinity” if you will, which started as a photography […]Continue reading »
Our favorite creationist, Ken Ham, got fired up on Tuesday after Yahoo! reported two teenage girls created dresses made entirely of Planned Parenthood literature, stickers, and condoms. According to Yahoo!, the two are students at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York City. The school hosts an annual fashion show, and requires entrants to create their clothing using nontraditional materials. […]Continue reading »
Face, meet palm. At a town hall in Coldwater, Michigan, on Friday, 66-year-old Republican Congressman Tim Walberg was asked by a constituent about his position on climate change. Walberg responded that he believes the earth is warming and that man has something to do with it. Refreshing from a Republican, right? I thought so. Then he dropped this bomb: “…As a […]Continue reading »