I spent the weekend traveling to Reason on the Bayou as one of many excellent speakers and had an absolute blast even in my sleep-deprived state. Chad Thibodeaux and the LSU Secular Student Alliance did a terrific job of putting on the event and the audience was welcoming and enthusiastic. So here are a few of my thoughts on the whole thing. (more…) Read more

My former colleague at the American Independent News Network, Sofia Resnick, has been doing a lot of digging into that now-infamous parenting study by Mark Regnerus that is now being cited widely by the religious right against same-sex marriage. And she’s been finding some very interesting things. A month ago she reported that the study was rushed into publication to make sure it was out in time for the marriage equality cases before the Supreme Court. And last week she… Read more

For any thinking person, there are bound to be a handful of books that had such a powerful impact on them that they have returned to them again and again throughout their lives. I thought it would be interesting to hear what books my readers would identify for them, so I’ll start by reposting something I wrote a few years ago on the subject at my old blog, with a few updates. (more…) Read more

Joseph Farah says America is going to hell in a handbasket, with gay people actually starting to be treated like human beings and women being able to control their own reproduction. And for these “problems” he says he has finally found the solution: talking to imaginary friends and not eating. (more…) Read more

Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America, a group so far to the right that they think the NRA is a bunch of leftist sellouts, went on the Steve Deace show and they agreed that extending background checks for buying a gun to unlicensed dealers will lead to Christians and Republicans being banned from buying guns. (more…) Read more

Glenn Beck went on one of his classic rants after the Obamas hosted a White House concert honoring the greats of soul music. And they ate cake! They ate cake! That means they’re just like Marie Antoinette and America is headed for a monarchy! (more…) Read more

Bryan Fischer continued his lunatic ravings, saying that “we’re getting to the point where these homofascists are going to force us to wear on our sleeve some kind of identifying marker so people will know who the racists and the homophobes and the bigots are.” No Bryan. We know who you are because you proudly announce it. And the fact that no one has ever tried to stop you from doing so might be a clue that your persecution complex… Read more

Alan Keyes came to Spring Arbor University here in Michigan the other day and delivered one of his standard rambling speeches about how the whole country is going to go to hell if we don’t become the theocracy that he mistakenly believes it was from the beginning. (more…) Read more

Glenn Beck has been ranting like a lunatic about the new Common Core standards, developed by the National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers (not the federal government). Naturally, this is all a giant conspiracy to brainwash your children and Beck will no longer let his kids go to college because of the many unspoken dangers. (more…) Read more

Here’s another perfect example of Christian privilege. A state legislator in North Carolina had an email exchange with a constituent about prayer before legislative meetings and claimed that it was important to protect the “religious freedom” of Christians to pray then, but to let a Muslim pray would be supporting terrorism. (more…) Read more

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