FLDS Leader Warren Jeffs predicts the end of the world, again

Imprisoned FLDS leader Warren Jeffs issued another end of the world prediction this year. From the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch blog:

“December is a pretty big month for Warren. He routinely has some kind of end-of-the-world judgment type thing going on,” said Sam Brower, a private investigator whose research into Jeffs and the FLDS was detailed in the book Prophet’s Prey. “It’s his way of keeping his people stirred up and paranoid and scared, and that fear is how he maintains control of them.”

Read the rest of the story here.

David Futrelle examines Register-Her.com

Over at Man Boobz, David Futrelle takes a look at the site Register-Her.com. He’s absolutely right that the site is creepy as hell. It seems that it’s owner is trying to make it into a kind of sex offender registry for women he doesn’t like. With one main difference: sex offender registries include people convicted in a court of law.


2012 Women in Secularism Conference: Intersection of Non-theism and Feminism

From the May 2012 CFI Women in Secularism Conference in Arlington, VA:

Panel title: The Intersection of Non-theism and Feminism

Participants: (Moderator) Annie Laurie Gaylor, Sikivu Hutchinson, Rebecca Watson, Ophelia Benson, and Jennifer McCreight

Amy Davis Roth interview with Skeptical Inquirer magazine

The September/October 2012 issue of Skeptical Inquirer magazine features an interview with Amy Davis Roth aka “Surly Amy” of Skepchick and Surlyramics fame:

I now work as an artist full time. I design jewelry that advocates education and science and that celebrates the brave, emerging society of freethinkers that I find myself a part of. It’s nice to be able to carry around a small piece of art that represents skepticism and the rational ideals that are helping to make this world a better place. I try to give back as much as I can to the community that has given me wisdom and so much inspiration, so I use my art to fundraise for many secular organizations and various grant programs.

Read the rest over at the Skeptical Inquirer website.

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