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September 6 in freethought history…

September 6, 1966 – Birth control activist Margaret Sanger dies in Tucson, Arizon, aged 86. Born Margaret Higgins in 1879 to a family of freethinkers, she would work tirelessly for women’s rights, opening the first family planning clinic in the … Continue reading

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July 25 in freethought history…

July 25, 1968 – Pope Paul VI issues Humanae vitae (Of Human Life: On the Regulation of Birth), an encyclical that reaffirms the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching on birth control. The encyclical repeated the Church’s stance on the sanctity of … Continue reading

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Podcast #163 – Dinesh D’Souza Sex Scandal

Christian apologist (and already married man) Dinesh D’Souza has been caught with his “fiancee” at a Christian conference. Also: Indiana senatorial candidate Richard Mourdock says rape is just as God intended. For the full show notes and to listen to … Continue reading

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Podcast #81 – Announcing Unity 2013

Margaret Downey (former president of Atheist Alliance International, now a “freethought free agent”) announces the formation of the Unity 2013 Event Committee.  What is Unity 2013?  Nobody knows just yet, but what we do know is that it’ll be big, … Continue reading

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Chris Matthews cuts loose on Bishop Thomas Tobin

Ooh snap!  MSNBC’s Chris Matthews really lays into Rhode Island Bishop Thomas Tobin over his banning of Rep. Patrick Kennedy from Communion due to Kennedy’s support for abortion rights.  Matthews trowels it on pretty thick but I think he’s on … Continue reading

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Penn & Teller do the Vatican

I don’t know how long this video will be up, so watch it sooner rather than later.  It’s the latest episode of Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, in which they take on the Vatican, holding nothing back: Penn & Teller: Bullshit … Continue reading

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Snowflakes in July

Well, it’s July 1st, and that means that a whole passel of new laws go into effect here in Georgia, including one that will allow frozen embryos stored in fertility clinics to be adopted.  Since embryos are nothing less than … Continue reading

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