Gay Senator to Opponents of Civil Unions: ‘Get Thee To a Nunnery’

Pat Steadman, a gay Colorado state senator, invoked Shakespeare’s Hamlet when debating a civil unions bill on the Senate floor recently. Watch the video below: [Read more...]

Violence in Bangladesh After ‘Atheist Bloggers’ Criticize Islam

There are headlines all over the place referring to a clash in Bangladesh over “atheist bloggers” resulting in the deaths of at least four people.

“Atheist bloggers” is in quotation marks, of course, because the unnamed bloggers never did anything wrong. They just criticized Islam and some extremists can’t handle that: [Read more...]

Did the Pope Resign Because of Gay Vatican Networks?

Pope Benedict XVI’s surprise retirement may have been influenced by a “network of gay prelates within the Vatican,” according to Italian newspaper La Repubblica. [Original article in Italian.]

Apparently, the Pope ordered a massive internal report after his butler, Paolo Gabriele, was convicted and found guilty of confiscating documents from the papal apartment. The report found some additional juicy and apparently overwhelming details. [Read more...]

Non-theistic State Senator Says the Mafia Has Higher Standards Than the Catholic Church

Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers is one unique politician. After being the longest-serving senator in the state’s history (serving for 38 years, starting in 1970), he was term-limited out and left office in 2008. This past November, he was eligible to run for office again and took advantage of that opportunity, winning his race fairly comfortably.

Chambers is one of the few non-theistic, high-ranking politicians in the country. He’s also African-American and a powerhouse legislator.

He’s making headlines again for filibustering a bill that would “expand a prison work program.”

How is that news? Well, his filibuster included lots of unrelated remarks about religion: [Read more...]

AP Stylebook Adds Entry On ‘Husbands, Wives’ to Account for Married Same-Sex Couples

The Associated Press announced Thursday a new entry to its stylebook that specifies language that should be used when referring to same-sex couples. [Read more...]


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