I May Still Be a Little Sad
June 17, 2019


Endorsing a constitutional amendment banning flag-burning (what year is it???), Trump showcases his astounding inability to recognize or process irony by declaring said amendment “a no brainer.” Law professor Jay Wexler has a big piece at Vox in which he lists things he wishes more people understood about atheists. For example, the whole thing with …

Soulless Creatures
June 14, 2019


The state of New York has ended religious exemptions to vaccine requirements. About damn time. Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura at the New York Times reports on how Waldorf schools in New York are serving as host bodies for anti-vaxxer propaganda to thrive and spread. Get ready to lose whatever hope the previous news item gave you: …

Ongoing Problems
June 12, 2019


According to Pew Research, 79 percent of Americans say the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church is “ongoing,” because it obviously is. Even 69 percent of Catholics understand this. Unexpectedly, Pope Francis has only a 55 percent approval rating among U.S. Catholics. The bishops of said ongoing problem are meeting in Baltimore, and Jack …

I Don’t Know Where to Begin With This Nonsense
June 11, 2019 · 1 


CBSNews.com covers CFI’s case against Walmart for their sale and marketing of fake medicine—homeopathy—to consumers. It also mentions our CVS case, and they are singing a weirdly defiant tune: CVS has dismissed the civil complaint against it as having “no merit,” adding that it offers some homeopathic remedies in compliance with the FDA and the …

An Odd Stage of Development
June 10, 2019


Please allow me to gloat as Portland, the one in Maine, which I’ll call Portland Prime,  ranks number 2 on the Barna Group’s “Most Post-Christian Cities in America”: To qualify as “post-Christian,” individuals must meet nine or more of our 16 criteria (listed below), which identify a lack of Christian identity, belief and practice. These …

Fifteen Hairs
June 7, 2019


Our own Nick Little talks about our lawsuit against Walmart over homeopathy with…the Daily Mail? Yes indeed: ‘If your child is suffering from a soar throat or pink eye and all you want is to grab something and get home and make them feel better,’ Little told DailyMail.com. ‘You get to the aisle with a …

Little Blobs in the Distance
June 6, 2019


This will make Barry Karr happy: It’s a big day for Bigfoot, UFOs, and Nessie in The Morning Heresy! As folks seem to be under the impression that alien visitation claims are now more legit than they were a couple of weeks ago, Billie Brownstein Nauer at Vice News Tonight introduces us to Commander David …

A Particularly Toxic Brand
June 5, 2019


Before we begin with the usual Heresy, I just want to take a moment and thank all the pro-homeopathy folks who have posted about our Walmart lawsuit to your various message boards, because the deluge of angry emails we’ve been getting are, let me just say, a delight. They. Are. HILARIOUS. They really make it …

The House of Homophones
June 4, 2019


Karen Turner at Vox reports on a major survey that looks at how the people in an increasingly secularized world are finding meaning and community and “filling the void” left when they no longer participate in a church: Friends and family were the top source of community for respondents, at 80 and 78 percent, respectively, …

Pansyland
June 3, 2019


This is a little annoying. Last weekend, the New York Times put out their article on how the Navy is setting up a way for pilots to report UFO sightings. Now, let’s remember that UFO stands for unidentified flying object. Was that a fruit fly that just passed by my face? Or is it a …