Tennessee Store Owner with “No Gays Allowed” Sign Backtracks a Little Bit

A day after Jeff Amyx, owner of Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies in East Tennessee, posted a signed on his door saying “No Gays Allowed,” he’s made a few changes in order to come off as a little nicer.

So how does a jackass show off his good side?

By changing the sign to this:



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City’s Partnership with Church for Summer Camp Event Ends After Outside Scrutiny

The city of Casselberry, Florida offers local families a summer camp for children. It sounds like a good time. They even have “Friday Fun Days,” where they go off-site on a field trip.

But one of those Fridays was going to be spent in partnership with a local church, and that’s where a line was crossed.



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Ken Ham’s Lawyers Still Think Kentucky Officials Are Persecuting Them Because of Their Christian Faith

As you all know by now, Creationist Ken Ham is suing Kentucky officials because he claims they’re discriminating against his faith by revoking a tax subsidy worth up to $18,000,000 for his Noah’s Ark theme park.

Earlier today, in fact, lawyers for Answers in Genesis said as much in court:

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Jim Carrey Goes on Ignorant Twitter Tirade Over California’s New Vaccine Law

Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 277, finally ending vaccine exemptions for reasons of conscience or religious belief:

It was the right move in terms of public safety, but anti-vaxxers are all over the airwaves this week talking about how their “choice” to put children in harm’s way has been taken away from them.

Leading the charge last night was actor Jim Carrey — who, not coincidentally, used to date Jenny McCarthy.

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Where Was God’s Wrath All Those Other Times?

While religious extremists do more harm than good, it’s hard to argue that they don’t provide entertainment every now and then. One of their favorite rallying calls of the past several decades has been to predict God’s apocalyptic wrath due to the acceptance of homosexuality in America.

Unsurprisingly, the recent Supreme Court affirmation of marriage equality has brought out the nuts once more.

Evangelical leader Franklin Graham warned:

I do believe God’s judgment will come upon this nation. When we read the scripture, God’s judgment would come upon Israel, time and time again, when they turned their back on Him.

Here’s the thing, though: if we’re willing to suspend our (dis)belief and assume there is a Higher Power out there who is all too willing to dole out punishment for sin, aren’t there a slew of other travesties that should have prompted such rage?

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