Breaking: Bobby Jindal Unaware of History or Bible

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 Bobby Jindal, the Republican governor of Louisiana, came out very recently to defend his choice to headline at an event for hate group American Family Association. This group has been labelled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) because they hold an anti-LGBTQ position.Jindal, a Hindu-born-turned-Catholic conservative, said, at the end of his prayer service with AFA, "our god wins", slighting anyone that, perhaps, is not Catholic, let alone Christian. His … [Read more...]

Allowing women access to birth control does not make President Obama an idiot

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This post is in direct response to Rebecca Hamilton's two blog posts, "President Obama is an idiot" and "President Obama is an idiot 2".Hamilton is upset with Obama because The Little Sisters of the Poor are being "forced" to provide "contraceptives and abortifacients," to employees. So upset she feels that childish name calling is the proper response.Except they are not being forced to provide any contraceptives. Hamilton is simply lying, just as The Little Sisters of the Poor are. Side … [Read more...]

I Hate Your Sandwich: The Futility of Being Judgmental

I hate mayonnaise.I even hate writing out the entire word. I do not own any and I will probably never purchase any. When I was younger and looking into part time jobs, I had to overlook waitressing because of my fear of having to interact with mayo. When the potato salad scandal happened on Kickstarter, and everyone was sharing it, I gagged through weeks of having to repeatedly see pictures of a food item that glistens with mayo. It is totally gross to me, and I hate it.Having said that, … [Read more...]

Gratitude in an Unjust World

When Dan Arel asked me to contribute to his blog, I thought I’d write a mostly fluffy, but brief, introductory piece about myself and the sources of inspiration and enlightenment that motivate my posts before getting into meatier topics. However, in light of what has happened and is happening in Ferguson, Mo. right now, the fluff has quite departed and most of my intended levity with it. So, instead, I will summarize that my life experiences, as a whole, have been filled with love, privilege, a … [Read more...]

MSNBC allows Sam Harris to actually speak

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Following an onslaught of MSNBC hosts and panelists calling Sam Harris a racist or bigot, Lawrence O'Donnell had Harris on his show and allowed  him to speak all of his thoughts without interruption.Have a listen and let me know in the comments what you thought. … [Read more...]

Ferguson police officers are wearing ‘I am Darren Wilson’ wristbands

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According to a report on Crooks and Liars, Ferguson, Missouri police officers are wearing “I am Darren Wilson” wristbands in solidarity with their follow officer who shot to death an unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.The acknowledgement of these wristbands comes just days after the Ferguson Police Department sat back and watched as a memorial set up for the slain teen burn, doing nothing to stop the easily extinguishable fire.When questioned about the wristbands, Buzzfeed say … [Read more...]

Ken Ham climbs into bed with white supremacist group

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Is Ken Ham in bed with white supremacists?According to a blog posted on Americans United’s blog, he seems to be: We don’t know how Ken Ham feels about white supremacists, but he clearly has no problem partnering with one. If the company you keep says a lot about you, what does Ham’s relationship with Michael Peroutka say about him? Michael Peroutka is the founder of the Institute of the Constitution, a Christian nationalist group that supports white supremacists, and Peroutka is a current m … [Read more...]

Todd Starnes in nothing more than a fear monger, there is no Christian persecution in America

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This is a response to Kathy Schiffer’s post on Seasons of Grace in which she discusses Todd Starnes’ new book God Less America.Schiffer starts off by saying that there is: No doubt about it: Todd Starnes has a nose for news. His cutting-edge reports on Fox News expose religious discrimination in all its forms—in schools, in business, and in the public square. Starnes reveals the not-infrequent failure of our society to protect freedom of religion as guaranteed by our Constitution. [Emphasis … [Read more...]

Ted Cruz’s dad thinks “blacks” need to be educated about the Democratic Party

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It seems Ted Cruz's dad, Rafael Cruz loves using his spotlight to spew his ignorance.His son must be so proud!The senior Cruz explained to a crowd that "the average black does not know" that minimum wage is bad and that they need to be educated about the Democratic Party.Cruz of course is pushing the age old myth that the Republicans freed the slaves and that Democrats where the "evil" south who opposed civil rights, saying "Did you know that every member of the Ku Klux Klan were D … [Read more...]

Rich white millionaire Bill O’Reilly wants you to know white privilege is a lie (video)

Bill O’Reilly wants you to know that white privilege is a lie, telling his viewers: Talking Points does not, does not believe in white privilege. However, there is no question that African-Americans have a much harder time succeeding in our society than whites do.[...]American children must learn not only academics but also civil behavior, right from wrong, as well as how to speak properly and how to act respectfully in public. If African-American children do not learn those things, th … [Read more...]