"What Are The Limits of Church Authority In the Public Sphere?"

This is part 2 of a debate with Roman Catholic theology graduate student named Mary. In part 1, we introduced and began to debate the topic of whether or not universities, hospitals, and social agencies run by the Catholic Church should be exempted from laws requiring employers to provide their employees health insurance that covers [Read More...]

Patton Oswalt on Arguments Against Gay Marriage

Pretty hilarious: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YLzlIsrU4o From Patton Oswalt’s Finest Hour. In the same show he is as funny as can be on romantic comedies and on “gay friend” tropes in movies. The DVD is coming soon. (Thanks to Leanna for the video.) Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Marauding Gay Hordes Drag Thousands Of Helpless Citizens From Marriages

Last year President Obama announced his administration would not defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court. The consequences were disastrous: WASHINGTON—Reports continue to pour in from around the nation today of helpless Americans being forcibly taken from their marital unions after President Obama dropped the Defense of Marriage Act earlier this week, leaving the [Read More...]

Mother Tries To Perform Exorcism On Gay Son, He Eventually Kills Himself

This is EricJames Borges’s “It Gets Better” video posted last month, on December 10. In it he explained, among other things, that his mother tried to perform an exorcism on him after he came out of the closet. Yesterday, on January 11, still only 19 years old, he killed himself. He was an intern with the [Read More...]

Christian Children: The True Victims of the War on Christmas

This is so well done: War On Christmas PSA Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

An Atheist's Reply To Rick Perry

James Kotecki responds to this. Friendly Atheist has a reply of their own up too. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Religious and Moral Conviction Provision Dropped From Anti-Bullying Law

On Sunday, I wrote a dialogue debating the pros and cons of specifically exempting statements of “sincere religious or moral convictions” from being taken as bullying in an anti-bullying law for schools. I’m only seeing now that on Monday there was big news about the proposed exception that sparked this debate: Gay and Muslim groups [Read More...]

Have You Ever Wished The View Was More Islamophobic?

And homophobic? And that it featured more pouting privileged Christian fundamentalists crying victim because they cannot impose a theocracy but are forced to respect the existence of gays and Muslims? And that it starred Victoria Jackson descending into the 9th Circle of Self-Parody? Well then you’re in luck. Meet the mesmerizingly awful Politichicks: via Greg [Read More...]

Bullying or Debating? Religious Privilege or Freedom of Speech?

Jaime: Did you see the Republicans just endorsed the right to bully in schools as long as it’s done in the name of religion. Kelly: They did not. Jaime: Yes. They did. They perversely added to anti-bullying bill the right to bully as long as such bullying was based on “sincerely held religious or moral convictions.” [Read More...]


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