After Losing His Battle Over Euthanasia, Tony Nicklinson Has Died

Last week, the High Court ruled that Tony Nicklinson, a paralyzed man, could not be euthanized: Today, just days after the ruling, his family informed the world that Nicklinson died of pneumonia late last night: Police said they would not be investigating Nicklinson’s death. “We can confirm he passed away,” a police spokesman said on [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...]

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...]

Another Reason to Despise Rep. Todd Akin

I know, I know, you don’t need another reason, and this one is admittedly not as serious as #LegitimateRape-gate, but just to add fuel to the fire… Last summer, when NBC broadcast golf’s U.S. Open championship, the intro to the broadcast featured the American flag, and soldiers, and students reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. But [Read More...]

A Wonderfully Worded Marriage Equality Ballot Measure

I don’t know how Christian groups in Maryland can complain that legalizing gay marriage would violate their religious freedom when the proposed Marriage Equality ballot measure reads like this: Establishes that Maryland’s civil marriage laws allow gay and lesbian couples to obtain a civil marriage license, provided they are not otherwise prohibited from marrying; protects [Read More...]


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