The Tea Party’s Forebears

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ZJ Condemns Treatment Of Anti-Gay Rights Activist, Calls For More Civilized Tactics

In response to the harrowing ordeal that an anti-gay rights activist endured recently (which I blogged about yesterday), ZJ is calling for introspection and a reconsideration of tactics from the gay community: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

ProfMTH Pwns William Lane Craig Over Ignorant Demand For “Strict Constructionism”

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France To Ban Burqa-Like Veils

EuroNews.net writes: A law banning the wearing of a full Islamic veil in public in France has been adopted by the lower house of parliament. The ruling UMP and the New Centre party voted for the ban on the burqa or niqab while the Socialists, Communists and Greens abstained. The law goes to the upper house in [Read More...]

How Palin Might Win A Presidential Nomination

John Ellis lays out a scary scenario: As the Republican avalanche of 2010 builds — and I saw a poll the other day of a Democratic-leaning state Senate district on Long Island where the “right track” (8%)/”wrong direction” (83%) was unlike anything I had ever seen — Palin has smartly positioned herself as the champion [Read More...]

Tom Tancredo Calls Obama The Greatest Threat To America

He essentially compares Obama to the Soviet Union and Al-Qaeda and argues that he is an even wors threat to America than them. It’s just baseless and shameless and insane: H/T: Discernible Chaos Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

LGBT Teens Often Kicked Out Of Homes, End Up In Detention, And Are Abused

Heartbreaking stuff. “LGBT youth are more likely to be arrested than straight youth because they’re more likely to be pushed out of their homes.” Once arrested, LGBT inmates often are subjected to unnecessary pretrial detention, verbal and physical abuse from peers and guards, lockdown, attempts at religious antigay conversion, and in some cases, even orchestrated [Read More...]

Contemporary Christian Music Goes Tea Party

The title of Krista Branch’s song is “I Am America”.  How modest. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Penn Jillette On Magic, Atheism, And Libertarianism

A really enjoyable video, especially for his remarks on magic, other magicians, and why magic on TV isn’t real magic. And I really appreciated his stress on the importance of having “out” atheists to identify with. In his case he discusses being joyed, inspired, loved, and comforted by having famous atheists like Martin Mull, Randy [Read More...]


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