Reading Time: 4 minutes Uganda is one of those countries that has had the unfortunate “privilege” of receiving money and missionaries from the United States. And those missionaries and that money isn’t about making the country a nicer, more cohesive country. It’s not about pulling those communities together. And this has been a long-term strategy. Just imagine going to […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes I was contacted the other day by the Brighter Brains Institute with regard to the humanist work they do with schools in Uganda. I remember reading about them in the New Humanist magazine some time ago and the fantastic projects they are involved in. The BBI mission is as follows: Brighter Brains Institute (BBI) is […]
Reading Time: 10 minutes Sounds like a children’s serial novel, doesn’t it? Scott Lively and the Bonus Plan. Scott Lively and the Search for Relevance. Scott Lively and the Hunt for Gullible Rubes. Scott Lively and His Sudden Boost in Status. Scott Lively and the Unexpected Endgame. Ever since I first heard of this guy, he sounded distinctly like […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Genius, as ever, though sad, enraging and just unfair.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A Ugandan tabloid has named the country’s “200 top homosexuals”, a day after President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill toughening penalties for gay people.
Red Pepper’s list appeared under the headline: “Exposed”, raising concerns of a witch-hunt against gay people.
Western governments have condemned Mr Museveni’s decision to approve the bill.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Christians call their religion the “good news,” but there’s even better news today in the form of an explosive new survey about religious and spiritual opinions in America: we’re getting less religious and more accepting of reality. Who’d’a thunk? Harris Interactive is apparently a big polling and research company based in the US. They do […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes From the BBC:
Uganda’s parliament has passed a bill to toughen the punishment for homosexual acts to include life imprisonment in some cases.
The anti-homosexuality bill also makes it a crime punishable by a prison sentence not to report gay people.
The prime minister opposed the vote, saying not enough MPs were present.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Earlier this month, Pope Benedict XVI joined Twitter in an effort to galvanize the faithful and modernize the Catholic Church for a younger, increasingly secular generation, making him the last person after your grandpa to join the social networking site. The Vatican also hired a former Fox News correspondent to bring their communications strategy into the 21st century, since that network did such an impressive job during the 2012 US presidential election.