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...]

Colbert on Whether Being Gay is a Choice

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Memorializing Suicides Without Heroizing Suicide

Gay blogger Jim Burroway believes that Lady Gaga’s advocacy for the LGBT community is genuine and passionate but worries about a backfire effect of her decision to prominently dedicate a song to one of her young fans who took his life recently: as I watch this video of her performing “Hair” and dedicating it to Jamey Rodemeyer at [Read More...]

Did Theocrats Swing Weiner's District Republican?

Robbie George, the conservative Princeton Professor who opposes same-sex marriage, writes of an under-reported influence in Weiner’s Queens district (NY-9): In the run up to the election, a group of Orthodox rabbis, most from Brooklyn, but including others, notably Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky and Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen, two nationally prominent Orthodox Jewish authorities, published a [Read More...]

A Living Illustration of the Problem With Trying To Love The Gay Person But Hate Her Gayness

The AP reports: Barbara Von Aspern loves her daughter, “thinks the world” of the person her daughter intends to marry and believes the pair should have the same legal rights as anyone else. It pains her, but Von Aspern is going to skip their wedding. Her daughter, Von Aspern explains, is marrying another woman. “We [Read More...]

Scapegoating Through Song, Swedish Style

If you know how to sing in Swedish, sing along, otherwise be sure the subtitles are on (the cc button on the YouTube player): Via Friendly Atheist Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Santorum's Hypocrisy and Backwardness on Questions of Epistemic Authority

My thoughts: [Read more...]

Gays, Jesus, and Judging

photo courtesy of Chris Calvey/Jesus

In response to my earlier post praising the young Christian man in the video above, who reached out with love to what he thought was a lesbian couple being berated by a cruel and judgmental waitress, Justin writes: Not to point out the obvious, but homosexuality is a sin, You have indeed not pointed out [Read More...]


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