Monthly Archives: February 2014

Religious “Freedom” Laws Still Kicking in Missouri, Ohio, Washington and More

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When it comes to homophobia, xenophobia, gynephobia and other forms of reactionary drama, my old home state Arizona has a knack for winning the spotlight. Arizona’s recently proposed religious license-to- discriminate, vetoed by governor Jan Brewer, is merely the latest … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Religion to Get Out of the Healthcare Business

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When you have to make hard medical decisions, who do you want in the room? Religious belief is on the decline in the U.S., and medical knowledge is on the increase. This makes it particularly ironic that so much of … Continue reading

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Is the Hijab a Symbol of Diversity or a Symbol of Oppression?

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Coca-Cola’s America the Beautiful ad on Super Bowl Sunday aimed to be a celebration of diversity, showcasing the many ethnicities that make up our modern social fabric. Right wing pundits jumped on the ad as a symbol that White Christian … Continue reading

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20 Atheist Quotes About Joy and Meaning Counter ‘Angry, Empty’ Stereotype

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Recently a pamphlet for Christian children made its way around Facebook. It warned God’s little lambs to avoid grumpy sad people called “atheists.” The pamphlet, as it turns out, was satire, but it poked fun at some real stereotypes about … Continue reading

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