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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Bryan Fischer Falsely Crows About Ancient Ark Text on Tablet Now on Display at the British Museum

Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association is spinning tales again — this time, on Twitter:

The battered, light brown tablet in question, about the size of the average cell phone, is inscribed with 60 lines of Mesopotamian cuneiform thought to contain instructions for building a circular vessel called a coracle. The ancient object includes a reference to putting animals on the boat “two by two.”

It went on display at the British Museum the other day after Irving Finkel, the museum’s assistant keeper of the Middle East, managed to translate the writing.

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Six Siblings Sentenced For Attempted Anti-Gay ‘Honor’ Kidnapping: ‘You’ve Messed With the Wrong Muslims’

A half dozen Allah aficionados from Blackburn, England, are going to prison for their attempt to kidnap a 35-year-old woman named Sarah Harrison in June of last year.

What caused the broad-daylight attack? The five women and one man, of Pakistani descent, were outraged that their sister, Nazma Ditta, 28, had refused an arranged marriage with a man chosen by the family. She was in a relationship with Harrison instead.

Surveillance camera footage played in court showed

… members of Miss Ditta’s family trying to bundle Ms. Harrison into their car, along with shouts of “Get her in, get her! You’ve messed with the wrong Muslims!” According to Preston Crown Court, Miss Harrison said she was worried that she would have acid thrown in her face.

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