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What Are The American Values That The Campaign For American Values Supports?

The Campaign for American Values is a Super PAC, and as such, it likes to keep a lot of secrets. There are a few things that the Campaign for American Values is up front about, however, and those include its agenda, which is to… uh… support American values.

What are American values, anyway?

The United […]

Edge Of Tomorrow Disappoints With Unoriginal Thinking

Edge Of Tomorrow thus manages to fail, simultaneously, to be imaginative and to be plausible. I think I might have had a better time watching the movie with the talking raccoon. […]

Replication of the finding that Atheists are Rejected Most as Marriage Partners

Last week, Rowan created a visualization of Pew Research polling data regarding the rejection of atheists as marriage partners in the United States. The lesson was pretty clear: if you’re an atheist in the United States and you want to be accepted by your in-law’s family, you’re either going to need to be […]

Matilda Joslyn Gage On The Freethought Trail

Matilda Joslyn Gage was an abolitionist, an advocate for Native American rights, a Women’s Rights Movement leader, and a prominent freethinker. […]

Marriage, Religion, And An Alternative To Christian Family Values

Results from a recent survey by the Pew Research Center for People and the Press show that Christian churches are not teaching their members to be accepting of other people. They’re merely teaching them to be accepting of other Christians. […]

American Teenagers Riding A Hookah To Hell!

My attention was caught this morning by a headline from USA Today that read: “Some teens gravitate toward hookah use”.

Whenever teenagers gravitate toward anything, you know it’s not good.

A quick survey of teen gravitation leads me to the information that teenagers are gravitating toward:

– Instagram… and a life of unpaid social media […]

Contraception and Insurance and Race and Military Recruiters and Campuses and Lunch Counters

As you’re probably aware, the Supreme Court has ruled that some American corporations are free to deny insurance coverage of contraceptive costs to their employees on religious grounds. Think about your opinion regarding this issue.

As you might also be aware, the Supreme Court has also ruled that American colleges and universities must accept military […]

Marco Rubio Calls For A Return To Thinking Stuff Is Important

“We must reinvigorate the role of values in our country,” Senator Marco Rubio said in a speech at a conference of the Faith and Freedom Coalition yesterday. He accused Democrats of failing to support values, saying that “they completely ignore the importance of families with values in our society.”

Values? Having values means having the […]

Very Bad Music

Waltz in a minor (posthumous)? Sick and wrong!

This is EXACTLY what Tipper Gore was talking about when she stood up to criticize explicit modern music. I mean, just look at the music excerpted above; what’s being proposed has got to be a felony in at least two senses. To make the scene even […]

Moral Test For Senate Democrats In David Barron Vote

Will they have the courage to stand against their party’s own leader, and defend the Bill of Rights, in which the Fifth Amendment promises that no one can be executed without due process of law and the indictment of a grand jury – or will they help Barack Obama expand George W. Bush’s attack on the Constitution? […]

Heed Every Word of the Bible, Christians? Then Slaves Must Obey Their Vicious Masters

For a great many Christians, the Bible is an inerrant source of inspiration, a divine book whose every word is to be heeded.

Edgewood Church of Christ: “We often refer to the Bible as the Word of God because God chose to speak to us through a written revelation, but one thing many fail to […]