In 2012, Kevin Bartini began a petition
to name a New York City street -- the one George Carlin
lived on -- after the famed comedian who died in 2008:
That idea didn't go over so well
with the local Catholic leaders because there's a church on that street and Carlin was no fan of religion:
Now that LeBron James
has announced his return
to Cleveland with an enthusiastic "I’m not promising a championship," I just wanted to take a moment to remind everyone of the Miami-based churches that were praying for LeBron to stay in South Beach using the hashtag #BandsForBron
Greetings from sunny (presumably. I haven't been outside in two days) Las Vegas!
I'm here at The Amazing Meeting 2014 with my trusty sidekick/photographer/gentleman friend Michael Greiff
to live blog as much as the event as possible. While I'm here, I will also be recording a few Hemant-less (boo!) episodes of the Friendly Atheist Podcast.
Yesterday (Thursday) was our first day here, and between trying to schedule interviews and getting settled, we were able to attend one of the workshops.
I dropped into the "Blogging and Skepticisim: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" workshop featuring the fine folks over at Skeptic Ink
, and it was really delightful. Speakers inclded Beth Ann Erickson
, Vandy Beth Glenn
, Wendy Hughes, Jacques Rousseau
and a fourth person whose name isn't in the program and I don't remember because I'm terrible at my job.
, the Christian sociologist infamous for a miserably flawed study about LGBT parents, is upset.
He's upset because earlier this month, researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia released the world's largest study
of same-sex parents and their kids. The study
found that on certain measures, children of same-sex couples seemed better off than children of different-sex couples. Regnerus disagrees with those findings, as his own study
will tell you. And he's upset that we're not as outraged as he is.