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Hey guys.

I probably shouldn't put this off anymore, so I'm just going to jump on it and improvise. I'm pretty sure the show is over. It was a ton of fun doing it, but with work and my son and my wife in school I simply don't have time to do it anymore.

Other folks have offered to take over but I don't really feel comfortable with that. Quit while you're ahead, sez I.

Anyhow, I payed for another year of hosting, so the archive of podcasts will be available for at least that long.

I really enjoyed podcasting, so I might do something again in the future. I'll keep you posted.

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Supreme Court says federal law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination (CNN)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 17. 4 Replies

Washington (CNN) – Federal civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender workers, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The landmark ruling will extend protections to millions of workers…Continue

Tags: SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Gorsuch, Roberts, civil rights

American Atheists Publishes "Secular Survey" Results

Started by Loren Miller May 7. 0 Replies

In October of 2019, American Atheists launched what may be the first comprehensive review of non-believers in the United States. Their goal was to develop objective data regarding atheists,…Continue

Tags: Executive Summary, PDF, Reality Check, Secular Survey, American Atheists

Everyone’s Favorite Gospel Is a Forgery (Daily Beast)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 22. 8 Replies

There are four versions of the life of Jesus in the New Testament but, let’s face it, everyone has a favorite. For most people, that preferred version is the Gospel of John. Not only is the fourth…Continue

Tags: Hugo Mendez, forgery, John, of, Gospel

NFL’s Saints Shielded Catholic Church Amid Abuse Crisis: Report (HuffPost)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Patricia Jan 24. 3 Replies

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area’s…Continue

Tags: sexual, abuse, Saints, New Orleans, RCC

Catholic? Jewish? Muslim? Baptist? I'm nothing. (Cleveland Plain Dealer / Associated Press)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 21, 2019. 4 Replies

Share of Americans with no religious affiliation is growing, data show David Crary Associated Press The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a…Continue

Tags: Pew Research, nones, religion

Shepard Smith is Leaving Fox News (CNN)

Started by Loren Miller Oct 11, 2019. 0 Replies

In a stunning announcement, Shepard Smith said on his Friday show that after more than two decades at Fox News, he was stepping down as chief news anchor, and leaving the network. "This is my last…Continue

Tags: Shepard Smith, Fox News

Supreme Court: Cross Can Stand On Public Land In Separation Of Church And State Case (NPR)

Started by Loren Miller Jun 20, 2019. 0 Replies

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a 40-foot World War I memorial cross can stay on public land at a Maryland intersection. The cross "has become a prominent community landmark, and its…Continue

Tags: state, separation, church, Bladensburg Cross, Supreme Court

Vatican office calls gender theory 'confused concept' in guide for Catholic schools (NBC News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 11, 2019. 5 Replies

The Vatican office that lays down the official line for Roman Catholic educational institutions released a new document Monday that dismisses the scientifically accepted idea that gender identity is…Continue

Tags: gay, Lesbian, LGBT, male and female he created them, RCC

The lavender scare: How the federal government purged gay employees (CBS News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 11, 2019. 2 Replies

You may have heard of the "Red Scare" of the 1950s – the fear stoked by Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy that Communists had infested the federal government. Accused State Department employees…Continue

Tags: Frank Kameny, homosexual, McCarthy, Joe, Lesbian

As many Americans claiming no religion as evangelicals and Catholics, says survey (CNN)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 15, 2019. 8 Replies

For the first time, “No Religion” has edged out Catholics and evangelicals for the top American religious identity, according to a new study by a political scientists at Eastern Illinois University.…Continue

Tags: CNN, evangelicals, catholics, nones, no religion

Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell found guilty of child sex charges (CNN)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 26, 2019. 6 Replies

One of the most powerful men in the Roman Catholic Church was found guilty of multiple historical child sex offenses at a secret trial in Melbourne in December, the existence of which can only now be…Continue

Tags: conviction, trial, child abuse, Cardinal George Pell, Roman Catholic Church

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis may have hefty legal bill in gay marriage case (NBC News / AP)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Feb 4, 2019. 9 Replies

As a candidate for governor in 2015, Matt Bevin said he “absolutely supported” a Kentucky county clerk who stopped issuing marriage licenses because of her opposition to gay marriage. But four years…Continue

Tags: marriage, licenses, gay, Matt Bevin, Kentucky

A Christian Nationalist Blitz (Katherine Stewart - NY Times)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by tom sarbeck Jun 3, 2018. 7 Replies

America’s Christian nationalists have a new plan for advancing their legislative goals in state capitols across the country. Its stated aim is to promote “religious freedom.” Not shy, they call it…Continue

Tags: New York Times, Christian Nationalism, Project Blitz, Dominion

Churches descend into politics

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 24, 2018. 6 Replies

Simon Brown posted this, as he left five years with Americans United for the Separation of Church and State.…, I am especially saddened on a personal level by Trump’s…Continue

Tags: Johnson Amendment repeal

'No promo homo' laws affect millions of students across U.S. (NBC News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 10, 2018. 6 Replies

Annabeth Mellon said the sexual education lessons she received at her rural Alabama middle school were inadequate at best. “They separated men and women in two different rooms,” she told NBC News.…Continue

Tags: alternative, homosexuality, Alabama, LGBTQ, education

Thousands of teens will undergo 'conversion therapy' in near future, study estimates (NBC News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever Jan 28, 2018. 7 Replies

Tens of thousands of LGBTQ youth currently between the ages of 13 and 17 will undergo gay "conversion therapy" from a licensed health care professional, religious adviser or spiritual leader before…Continue

Tags: conversion therapy

Poland moves to end Sunday shopping

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Nov 29, 2017. 1 Reply

Religion-specific blue laws aren't just a relic of the past, unfortunately. Catholic Herald …Continue

Tags: church and state, Sunday shopping, blue laws

Terrorist attack in Sweden, multiple deaths reported.

Started by Lauren Ell. Last reply by Lauren Ell Apr 9, 2017. 2 Replies

Hijacked truck plowed into people on one of…Continue

Tags: Islam, Stockholm, Terrorism, Sweden

Christian Jihad Poised

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by tom sarbeck Mar 4, 2017. 3 Replies

While Trump has flip-flopped on a variety of issues, Pence has been a reliable stalwart throughout his public life in the cause of Christian jihad.…Continue

Tags: US theocracy, government overthrow, Christian supremacist movement

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Comment by Ian Mason on September 4, 2019 at 10:21pm

'a sizable voting bloc' says a lot. We're slowly getting recognised.

Comment by Patricia on September 4, 2019 at 3:24pm

I just found that on a new site today.

Comment by Loren Miller on September 4, 2019 at 2:59pm

No kidding, Patricia!  [grin!]

Comment by Patricia on September 4, 2019 at 2:47pm

For the first time in U.S. history, a major political party has warmly welcomed freethinkers

Comment by Tom Sarbeck on April 7, 2019 at 5:28pm

Thanks, Andrea. The article, assuming honesty everywhere along the line, seemed persuasive. Maybe only Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem blocks attempts to understand by folk who inexplicably arose in a universe unbounded in space and time.

Several years ago a lecturer at The Teaching Company tried to explain consciousness — too early IMO — and also IMO failed. Happily, the company refunded what I’d paid.

Comment by Andrea Quinn on April 7, 2019 at 3:26pm

Brain scans decode an elusive signature of consciousness-
An international research effort finds patterns of brain activity that come with awareness

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 2, 2018 at 12:25pm

Good going Richard Dawkins.

Comment by Patricia on August 1, 2018 at 3:04pm

As long as the kids read. Our sons read as kids, but our daughter only read what she had to for school......she hated, & still hates to read.

Comment by Loren Miller on May 18, 2018 at 3:22pm

I've heard rumors from FFRF about attempting to create "Better News Clubs" to counter the after-hours crap which the GNCs have been pulling.  Thus far, not a lot of substance.

Comment by tom sarbeck on January 25, 2018 at 4:43pm

Joan, your account of those women brought tears to my eyes. (Damned empathy, but I want to keep it.)

BTW, I’ve lost a few long posts so I now write / dictate them into word processer documents and when finished copy them to reply boxes.


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