Westboro Baptist Church responds to new military funeral legislation

I published a new article for Examiner.com titled “Westboro Baptist Church responds to new military funeral legislation.” Read the first paragraph of the article below and click the above link for the full story.

President Obama recently signed legislation which places restrictions on protests of military funerals. New legislation, the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012, states that protests may not take place within 300 feet of military funerals. Additionally, protests are prohibited two hours before and after military funeral services. Brent Roper of the Westboro Baptist Church — a group impacted by this new legislation — comments for this article.

Christians call for boycott of Richard Dawkins’ book festival speech

Richard Dawkins

I published a new article for Examiner.com titled “Christians call for boycott of Richard Dawkins’ book festival speech.” Read the first paragraph of the article below and click the above link for the full story.

Richard Dawkins was invited to be the headline speaker — speaking about his book “The God Delusion” — for the upcoming Scottish 2012 Faclan Hebridean Book Festival which is seeking to provide “a forum for a stimulating range of world views.” “Hard-line Christians,” according to an article in The Press and Journal, are calling for a boycott of Dawkins’ speech.

William Lane Craig: Internet just as much threat to atheism as it is to theism

I published a new article for Examiner.com titled “William Lane Craig: Internet just as much threat to atheism as it is to theism.” Read the first paragraph of the article below and click above for the full article.

A popular meme amongst contemporary atheists is that the internet is ‘a place where religions come to die.’ Individual atheists additionally assert that the internet can be seen as a ‘force for atheism’ which is leading people away from religious belief. Christian apologist William Lane Craig — in the most recent episode of the Reasonable Faith Podcast titled “Does the Web Lead to Skepticism” — rebuts this claim arguing that ‘information overload’ causes the internet to be “just as much a death knell and threat to atheism as it is to theism.”

Westboro Baptist Church: “Praise God for The Clergy Project”

I authored a new article for Examiner.com titled Westboro Baptist Church: “Praise God for The Clergy Project. Read the first paragraph of the article below and click the above link for the full article.

The Clergy Project – a private, invitation only, online peer support community for active and former clergy who no longer hold supernatural beliefs – has drawn the attention of the Westboro Baptist Church. A Westboro Baptist Church “Godsmacks’ blog post titled “Preachers=Atheists And?” announces, “Praise God for The Clergy Project.” Lizz Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church comments for this article.

Jacob Fortin, ‘The Good Atheist,’ launches “Bible Stories” Kickstarter project

I published a new Examiner.com article titled Jacob Fortin, ‘The Good Atheist,’ launches “Bible Stories” Kickstarter project. Read the first paragraph below and click the above link for the full article.

Jacob Fortin – writer, illustrator, blogger and host of the The Good Atheist Podcast – has launched a Kickstarter project to help fund his upcoming book titled “Bible Stories” – “an irreverent retelling” of “some of the most famous stories in history” from the Bible. The Kickstarter project — allowing pledgers to have their faces drawn in the book — ends this Friday, July 27.