We interview Dr. Darrel Ray,Â author of Sex and God: How Religion Distorts SexualityÂ (paperbackÂ orKindle). Dr. Ray is also the author of The God Virus and founder of the group Recovering from Religion. For more visitÂ TheGodVirus.net,Â IPCPress.com, orÂ RecoveringfromReligion.com.
A recent poll shows that, incredibly, only a tiny minority of likely Republican voters in Mississippi and Alabama believe that President Obama is a Christian. Fully 88% of Mississippi Republicans either believe he is a Muslim or say they are unsure what religion he practices. The numbers are only slightly better in Alabama.
And speaking of Alabama…he’s b-a-a-a-ck! Roy Moore, the former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, who was removed from office a few years ago for refusing to uninstall a massive Ten Commandments monument he had placed in the Supreme Court building, is seeking re-election and has just won the Republican primary. He assures us he has no intention of revisiting the Ten Commandments issue. Which makes us feel so much better.
Giveaway! Richard Dawkins will be speaking in metro Atlanta on Tuesday, March 27th. “An Evening with Richard Dawkins” is sold out, but we have a pair of tickets to give away.Â Join our Facebook groupÂ or email your name and cellphone number to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win.Â A winner will be randomly selected on March 24th. John will meet you at the venue to give you your tickets, so please don’t email if you are not absolutely certain you can make it.
And for those will a little cash on-hand, there will be a private fundraising reception at an Atlanta location to be announced with Richard Dawkins and Sean Faircloth on Wednesday, March 28th. Contributions for attendees starts at $1,000 for individuals and $1,500 for couples. Email Sean Faircloth at email@example.com. John and Allison will be there as well, for what it’s worth.
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