Battle Creek, Michigan Scientology Protesters: Where Were You?

This message is to Scientology dissidents of Battle Creek, Michigan. Where were you yesterday!? I just checked out Ed Brayton’s popular ScienceBlogs blog Dispatches from the Culture Wars, where I read that the Battle Creek protest was effectively a no-show. Aside from Ed, there was one other person there – who may well have been there in … Continue reading

North Dakota Secularists File Lawsuit Against City of Fargo

From Ed Brayton: The Red River Freethinkers have filed suit against the city of Fargo, North Dakota over their refusal to allow a monument citing the Treaty with Tripoli to be placed near the Ten Commandments monument on city property. The Treaty with Tripoli, negotiated under George Washington and signed by John Adams in 1797, … Continue reading

Plagiarizing an anti-plagiarism honour code. IIIIronyyyy!

Ed Brayton just gave me a nice Sunday afternoon chuckle: “The University of Texas, San Antonio appointed a student committee to write an honor code prohibiting plagiarism at the university. The committee decides instead to just copy the honor code from BYU. Isn’t it ironic? Don’t you think?”

Recantations from three former religious right leaders

Ed Brayton (Dispatches from the Culture Wars) reviews the powerfully-worded recantations of three very prominent pioneers of the American Christian Right: Frankie Schaeffer, John Whitehead and Cal Thomas. I present Brayton’s full post below. It’s a good read.

Calling all secular bloggers: Join the online opposition of WLUSU denial of the Laurier Freethought Association

Over the past few days Anatoly Venovcev, Tyler Handley and I have been working hard to spread the word about Wilfrid Laurier University Student Union’s decision to deny group status to Venovcev, Handley et al’s Laurier Freethought Association. Click here for the full story. The outpouring of support from the blogosphere has been fantastic! Here … Continue reading

Former Head of Department of Homeland Security: Waterboarding is torture

In an interview with the Associate Press, Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, asserts that waterboarding is indeed torture: