Muslim Writer, Unaware of How Theocracies Work, Says We Must All Accept God to Find Peace

In a remarkably ignorant piece for On Faith, Qasim Rashid explains why a secular society is a bad idea, basically borrowing his talking points from the worst of the Religious Right:

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Todd Starnes Delivers Ignorance-Packed Sermon About the “War on Religious Liberty”

Over the weekend, at Abilene Baptist Church in Georgia, Fox News’ Todd Starnes gave a sermon about the War on Christianity. (I’m sure he’s already hard at work on his next speech all about the difficulties of being white…)

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Judge Who Won’t Officiate Gay Weddings Says the Civil Rights Struggle Inspired Him to Pursue Law

It’s a simple premise. If you work for the government and accept government money to do your job, then you must follow the rules or go work somewhere else. Yet time and time again, conservatives have shown an inability to understand that concept.

So it’s no surprise to see them rally in support of Toledo (Ohio) Judge C. Allen McConnell (below), who declined to do his duty by refusing to officiate a wedding for a lesbian couple.

But the more surprising aspect of this story may be how McConnell became interested in law in the first place:

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California Councilman Says LGBT Movement Took Rainbow Symbol from Book of Genesis

Some people really seem to struggle with the concept that not everyone shares their viewpoints. People like Newport Beach City (California) Councilman Scott Peotter. You see, in his view, it’s “ironic” that gay rights activists would use the rainbow flag as a symbol for their cause. And, more than that, it’s actually a corruption of the rainbow. Why? The Bible, of course!

The Daily Pilot reports that Peotter sent an email message (that included an image of the city seal) to constituents, in which he faulted the SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality and the White House’s rainbow light display:

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Giant Wall of Christian Crosses in Texas County Clerk’s Office Comes Down

I posted yesterday about how, in Texas, Gregg County Clerk Connie Wade refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples because she was waiting for direction from the Attorney General.

But I didn’t believe her because she didn’t hide her personal faith-based opposition to marriage and there was a giant wall of crosses in her office:


Two important updates to this story.

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