TLC to Debut Show About Gay Mormon Men Married to Women

The Learning Channel, which has already brought us such gems as the homophobic Duggars (of 19 Kids and Counting), is set to debut another show about religious folks who think homosexuality is a grave sin. The twist? The stars are gay.

At least, “gay” in the usual sense of the word — being naturally attracted to members of the same sex.

But since they follow Mormon teaching on the topic, the men believe that they must marry women and live as straight men. Which, they acknowledge, doesn’t remove same sex attraction.



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When an Engagement Ring Goes Missing, an Atheist Comes to the Rescue

Last week, Hayley Plack realized her 1.1-carat engagement ring was no longer on her finger and (as you can imagine) began freaking out. Her fiancé, Andrew Frank, didn’t have any leads. So they began retracing her steps:

Desperate, he and Plack searched their trash, picking through wet coffee filters and rotten lettuce. They re-rode her bus route and got a number for the people who clean the vehicles. At the metro station, they found the manager.

As riders walked past, Plack broke down.

“I’ll pray for you. Keep your faith in God,” the manager told them. “Let’s hope a godly person finds it.”

A godly person didn’t find it.

But it turns out an atheist did:

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Atheist Banner in Front of Georgia Courthouse Gets Torn Down

Yesterday, I posted about the Nativity scene in front of the Bulloch County Courthouse in Statesboro, Georgia. The Freedom From Religion Foundation had successfully put up a non-religious banner next to it a few days ago:

It didn’t take long for that banner to be torn down:

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Christian Pseudohistorian David Barton: The Founding Fathers Debunked Evolution Long Before Darwin Existed

I guess the next David Barton book to be pulled from a bookstore near you for all of its inaccuracies will focus on science.

According to a speech Barton gave in October, the Founding Fathers were well-versed in the issues of today, including evolution (which everyone apparently knew about in 500 B.C., more than 2300 years before Charles Darwin was born), and they fully rejected it:

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In Dresden, Germany, 17,000 Protest Radical Islam and Unrestricted Immigration

These weekly protests have been growing in size, and are spreading from Dresden to other German cities.

A record 17,000 people have joined the latest in a string of demonstrations against Islam in Dresden, eastern Germany, celebrating the rise of their far-right populist movement by singing Christmas carols. The march on Monday night was organized by Patriotic Europeans Against Islamization of the West [German acronym PEGIDA] — a group that has grown rapidly since its first protest in October.

Among the slogans the protesters carry on placards are “Against religious fanaticism” and “Against religious wars on German soil.”

Most Pegida followers insist they are not Nazis but patriots who worry about the “watering down” of their Christian-rooted culture and traditions.



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