Joe. My. God. Blogger Receives Death Threats for FRC Tweets

Gay blogger Joe Jervis of Joe. My. God. says he received hate mail and even death threats after tweeting factual information about the Family Research Council’s history of hate activism. Shortly after the shooting at FRC last week — and probably around the same time FRC president Tony Perkins was blaming the Southern Poverty Law [Read More…]

A Christian Writes in Defense of Vaccinations

It’s good to see Rachel Marie Stone, a contributor to Christianity Today‘s her.meneutics blog, speak out in favor of vaccinations: I’m one of the moms you might expect to oppose vaccines. We try to eat local and organic, don’t watch television, homeschool our kids, and wear natural fibers. My son was born into a birthing [Read More…]

Arkansas Republican Candidate Publishes Ad Blasting Gays and Abortion

In the August 15th edition of the Yell County Record (an Arkansas newspaper), Mary Bentley, a Republican candidate for District 73 State Representative, published this apparent attempt at a campaign ad with a very strong message. The Arkansas Times got wind of it, so now we can enjoy it too! In case the print’s too small [Read More…]

Richard Dawkins Interviewed in Playboy

Chip Rowe has a lengthy interview with Richard Dawkins in the latest issue of Playboy (link contains sidebar ads that are NSFW). In other words, you’ll actually want to read this Playboy for the article. In the interview, there are plenty of openings for religious people to criticize him… as well as the phrase “buggering [Read More…]

Mike Huckabee to Rep. Todd Akin: Rapes Have Created Amazing People!

Another right-wing politician has put his foot in his mouth to seemingly defend Rep. Todd Akin‘s atrocious comments about “legitimate rape.” The LA Times reports that Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee had the following words of wisdom to share: “Ethel Waters, for example, was the result of a forcible rape,” Huckabee said of the late American gospel [Read More…]