The Fundamentalist Gender Pyramid

I think nakedpastor forgot to include Pastor Mark Driscoll standing on top of the whole structure.

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No, We Don’t Owe Your Religion Any ‘Respect’

On Friday, Toronto Sun columnist Anthony Furey mused on religious people’s frequent pleas for “respect,” and couldn’t muster any to give them.

That might be surprising. Like rays of sun and children’s laughter, respect is one of those things that no one can be seriously against, right?

Hmm. Look, I do like respect. I’ve just never felt obligated to give it to unproven theories and absurd notions.

If you feel the same way, don’t feel guilty; for all their stated reverence for “respect,” the faithful don’t truly supply it either.

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Oklahoma Republican Would Rather Ban All Marriages, Including Straight Ones, Than Legalize Marriage Equality

Here’s the newest Republican platform regarding marriage equality: if you can’t beat them… screw everyone else over.

After a U.S. district judge ruled earlier this month that Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, State Rep. Mike Turner missed the point and filed legislation to ban it again. Now he’s taken it a step further, suggesting that Oklahoma should stop recognizing any and all marriages, same-sex or different-sex.

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Devil Birds Attack Christian Doves!

In a clear sign of the impending apocalypse, or maybe avian demonic possession,

Two white doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture have been attacked by other birds.

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Bill Maher: ‘There Is No More Psychopathic Mass Murderer Than God’

In an interview with The Atlantic‘s Scott Stossel, comedian Bill Maher let loose on religion in a way we’re not used to seeing in traditional magazines:

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