Conservative Pundit Argues for Biblical Marriage, Unaware of What Biblical Marriages Actually Looked Like

Conservative columnist Cal Thomas discussed same-sex marriage this past Sunday on Fox News, and the interview is worth watching if for no other reason than to observe the spin. Thomas believes the rights of gay and lesbian couples matter less than the imagined impact they will have on, well, people like him.

It’s an absurd idea, unless you consider discriminating against other people a “right” you have. But as Thomas tells it, the United States will soon start imprisoning pastors for speaking out against same-sex marriage.



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Christian Writer Creates Guide to “Training Your Wife”

We know that one of the worst aspects of conservative Christian culture is how women are often treated as inferior to men. (Or, to paraphrase pastors, they’re equal; they just have “different roles.”)

A website called the Trailer Club (“We esteem women & value them”) just offered up a perfect example of this type of sexism. I thought it was a parody site when I first saw it, but now I’m not so sure.

They posted a piece that’s literally called “The Gentlemen’s Guide To Training Your Wife“:



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The Problems with the Word “Islamophobia”

For the second time in two days, we’re revisiting a conversation on Islamophobia that took place last October between Sam Harris and Ben Affleck.

This time, YouTuber Counter Arguments unpacks that word, explaining why Affleck was so off-base with his criticism:



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 59: Ex-Muslims Muhammad Syed & Heina Dadabhoy

Our latest podcast guests are Muhammad Syed, co-founder and President of Ex-Muslims of North America, and Heina Dadabhoy, an ex-Muslim atheist and feminist who writes at Heinous Dealings.

At the American Atheists 2015 convention in Memphis, Tennessee, Jessica spoke with them about the various challenges of leaving Islam and why, if you’re having religious doubts, it’s better to act on them instead of staying in the faith.

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Cincinnati Mayor Wanted Kids Caught Violating Curfew to Be Sent to Local Churches

Last week, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley released his “Summer Safety Initiative Plan” with goals of reducing shootings, instituting a curfew for kids, providing safe spaces for children to play, etc. All good things.

But let’s take a look at that bit about curfew.

What happens to kids who are caught violating it?

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