Why Does God Hate Crustaceans?

First the fags, now the shrimp. What do the fundies have against the shrimp? Oh yeah… Leviticius and Deuteronomy. What is their agenda…? Shrimp, crab, lobster, clams, mussels, all these are an abomination before the Lord, just as gays are an abomination. Why stop at protesting gay marriage? Bring all of God’s law unto the [Read More...]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Humanists

Humanist Network News has a really interesting article on how Dr. King had the support of a number of non-religious people during the civil rights movement: Asa Philip Randolph, one of the historical figures portrayed in the exhibit, was instrumental in helping King organize the 1963 March on Washington, along with Bayard Rustin, a pacifist [Read More...]

You Knew This Was Coming…

Westboro Baptist Church, home of Fred Phelps, has plans to picket Heath Ledger‘s funeral. Ledger was one of the Oscar-winning stars of the movie Brokeback Mountain. ***Update***: Did anyone else know there was a site called Phags for Phelps, which argues that WBC is good for everyone because it “give homophobes a bad name. Unlike [Read More...]

Reconciling Homosexuality with Christian Faith

A new movie called For The Bible Tells Me So is now being screened in churches and theaters across the country. It was already a nominee for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival. The premise alone is compelling: Can the love between two people ever be an abomination? Is the chasm separating gays [Read More...]

Church in Trouble for Endorsing… a Democrat?

Usually when you hear about a pastor violating his church’s tax-exempt status by endorsing a candidate, the candidate is conservative, Born-Again, Republican, anti-gay, anti-woman, etc. That’s not always the case, though. Americans United for Separation of Church and State is asking the IRS to look into a church whose pastor recently endorsed Barack Obama: Obama [Read More...]