A Petition to Ban Divorce: It Protects Traditional Marriage!

I’m sure Focus on the Family, the Mormons, and anyone else who supported Proposition 8 (banning gay marriage in California) will be thrilled about John Marcotte‘s amusing petition to get the 2010 California Marriage Protection Act on the ballot. The act would ban divorce in the state. People who supported Prop 8 weren’t trying to [Read More...]

Finnish Politician Fined for Blaspheming

Jussi Kristian Halla-aho is a blogger and politician in Finland. On his blog, he had made comments about Islam that some found offensive (here’s the original posting): Prophet Muhammad was a pedophile and islam revers pedophilia as a religion. Islam is a religion of pedophilia. Pedophilia is Allah’s will. Are these statements illegal? They certainly [Read More...]

Bobby Jindal Uses State Funds to Travel to and Speak at Churches

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has been visiting churches across the state on the taxpayers’ dime. Actually, it’s worse than a dime. His trips have cost around $45,000: Between March 2 and July 20, Jindal traveled to churches, mostly in north Louisiana, on a state helicopter at a cost to the taxpayers of about $45,000, according [Read More...]

Focus on the Family Lays Off More Employees

Focus on the Family is laying off another 8% of its staff. The workforce has gone from 1400 seven years ago to 860 today. Their explanation is the recession: “These are tough economic times,” Focus spokesman Gary Schneeberger said. “The challenges have made us take a hard look at what we do structurally and strategically [Read More...]

New Japanese Prime Minister’s Wife Is All Sorts of Crazy…

The wife of Yukio Hatoyama, Japan’s new prime minister, is a nut. “While my body was sleeping, I think my spirit flew on a triangular-shaped UFO to Venus,” wrote Miyuki Hatoyama. “It was an extremely beautiful place and was very green.” The space-bound spouse has also been a musical actress, cookbook writer, designer and TV [Read More...]