Religious Right Group Tells Kids Bullying Isn’t OK, but Neither Is Being Gay

“Have you wished you could find a simple flyer for your older grade school or middle school children about homosexuality?” That’s how the conservative Christian group Mission: America introduces its handy brochure called “Questions and Answers for Kids about Homosexuality.” While there are a few pieces of useful advice (“Always speak up and help someone [Read More…]

Black Pastors Are Telling Their Congregations Not to Vote Since Choices Are a Mormon or a Gay-Marriage Supporter

President Obama can’t afford to lose his most ardent supporters on Election Day, but many black pastors are urging their congregations not to vote at all since the choices are a Mormon or the gay-marriage-endorsing President: “When President Obama made the public statement on gay marriage, I think it put a question in our minds [Read More…]

Salman Rushdie’s Autobiography Is Now Available

Just a reminder that Salman Rushdie‘s new book Joseph Anton: A Memoir is out today: Michiko Kakutani reviewed the book in today’s New York Times: … Mr. Rushdie has written a memoir that chronicles those years in hiding — a memoir, coming after several disappointing novels, that reminds us of his fecund gift for language [Read More…]

If God Were Not Invisible…

… everything would become one hell of a lot creepier. (via DarkMatter2525) [Read more…]

Are Muslim Extremists a Fringe Group?

There’s been plenty of talk already about Newsweek‘s offensive cover… and the backlash… and the backlash to the backlash… … but Ayaan Hirsi Ali‘s cover story is worth discussing just on its own: The Muslim men and women (and yes, there are plenty of women) who support — whether actively or passively — the idea [Read More…]