Raising the Flag

I find myself needing to tell a simple story, one that highlights my family, my community, and the everyday reality of being a humanist at heart and in life. Sitting down for dinner one evening,... Read More

A Free Speech Challenge for Parents

Should a thirteen-year-old be able to purchase a school-shooting simulator without parents’ knowledge or consent? The Supreme Court says that freedom of speech requires they do have that opportunity. On June 27, in a 7-2... Read More

Stop Saying “Same-Sex” Marriage

On July 24 New York became the sixth state to offer officially recognized marriage licenses to same-sex couples; but it didn’t recognize same-sex marriage. Why? Because there is no such thing. Though we hear these... Read More

Modernizing Secular Addiction Recovery

This article was first published on Patheos.com. Men and women of all ethnic backgrounds and religious or nonreligious affiliations suffer from debilitating addictions, which have detrimental effects on millions of lives. Addiction recovery treatments shouldn't... Read More

SlutWalk and Sexual Empowerment

SlutWalk will come to Washington DC on August 13, and I am one of the main organizers for the march.  SlutWalk is a grassroots movement to end slut-shaming, victim blaming, and rape culture. I joined... Read More

Good Bless America

I love celebrating Independence Day. I'm grateful to live in this country, grateful for the freedoms we often take for granted. I plant my Independence Day petunias (red, white, and purple, but who's quibbling?) and stick a... Read More