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Atheist transphobia: Superstition over science

I’m going to Women in Secularism 3 this weekend, and I feel like this is a good time to get into something relevant: my experiences as a woman in the secular community. Particularly, my experiences as a woman whose gender is often considered debatable.When Dave Silverman went to this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, the secular […]

Atheist transphobia: Superstition over science

A Secular Argument for Transphobia

Guest post by Trinity PixieTrigger warnings: Abuse, isolation, transphobia, homophobia, racism.My previous post, Green, which I presented without comment, was actually a piece of creative nonfiction. It was about my family’s response to my transition: taking advantage of my disability to isolate me.I lived in a place somewhere between rural and suburban. Many houses, few […]

A Secular Argument for Transphobia

There Is Also a Secular Argument For Infanticide

American Atheists president David Silverman recently attended this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) with the intention of reaching out to non-religious conservatives. CPAC, if you aren’t familiar with it, has featured such illustrious moments as: Michael Medved’s claim that “there’s never been a state in this country that has ever banned gay marriage, that’s […]

There Is Also a Secular Argument For Infanticide

At least Westboro is intellectually honest

I have more respect for the Westboro Baptist Church – barely – than I do for disingenuous fools like Mike Huckabee and Bryan Fischer, who beat around the bush when it comes to school shootings because even they realize that the implications of what they’re saying are too repulsive to be stated openly. Consider Mike […]

At least Westboro is intellectually honest

This is what a Catholic country looks like

A nightmarish ethical dystopia that succeeded in slowly and painfully killing an innocent woman for the sake of nothing.Savita Halappanavar, 17 weeks pregnant, was miscarrying. There was no chance that the fetus would survive. In excruciating pain, Savita asked for an abortion. The hospital, University Hospital Galway in Ireland, refused. Why? There was still a fetal […]

This is what a Catholic country looks like

A civil rights slaughter, stopped in its tracks

It’s over. Finally.Now that the first sitting president to endorse marriage equality has been re-elected, after a campaign that was unbearably tense and exhausting, we can relax and stop spending all day worrying about how every little development will affect his chances of victory. It’s done. We did it.And that’s not all. In Florida, we managed […]

A civil rights slaughter, stopped in its tracks

Being on the Supreme Court is not supposed to be easy

Justice Scalia offers up some of his usual legal wisdom:“The death penalty? Give me a break. It’s easy. Abortion? Absolutely easy. Nobody ever thought the Constitution prevented restrictions on abortion. Homosexual sodomy? Come on. For 200 years, it was criminal in every state,” Scalia said at the American Enterprise Institute.Yes, I’m sure deciding on this […]

Being on the Supreme Court is not supposed to be easy