Republican’s Idea to Fix Economy: Outlaw Abortion

Congressman Zach Wamp (R-TN) is running for Governor of the state this year. He spoke at a Tea Party convention in Gatlinburg recently and explained why his hometown city of Chattanooga has a booming economy: “Let me tell you one of the reasons why Chattanooga is a very blessed city today, why we have so [Read More...]

Mike Huckabee’s Faith

The New Yorker has a lengthy piece all about former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and his faith… because you really can’t have the former without the latter. A few excerpts are below. On homosexuality: Huckabee found the reflexive piety of his community “very pharisaical in nature” when he was young. “People would say boys and [Read More...]

A Fatwa on Facebook?

There were a few different Draw Muhammad Day groups on Facebook. Facebook cowardly banned those groups after they learned of them, but that doesn’t seem to matter to Pakistani officials. They want Facebook to die. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is being investigated by Pakistani police under a section of the penal code that makes blasphemy [Read More...]

Spartanburg Councilwoman Linda Dogan’s Anti-Gay Rant of Love

In Spartanburg, South Carolina, Mayor Junie White is a strong ally of the LGBT community. In late May, he signed a proclamation marking today, June 19th, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Day. [The mayor signed] a resolution that states, “The city of Spartanburg supports efforts to ensure that everyone has the right to live [Read More...]

Let’s Help an Atheist Out

My friend Zack Ford is competing to win a scholarship to Netroots Nation, courtesy of Freedom To Marry. In order to win, he wrote a couple blog posts and answered some questions — you can read those here. But none of that technically matters because the winner is chosen through an Internet survey. Let’s Pharyngulate [Read More...]