We Get It: You Don’t Hate Gay People… You Just Don’t Want Them to Be Happy

Catholic Deacon Greg Kandra recently released a video for CatholicNewsService in which he clarified the Church’s position on homosexuality.

Blogger Rebecca Hamilton says, “As usual, he nails it,” so you *know* this is gonna be good:

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This Guy Has a Good Reason to be Anti-Circumcision

This one’s not for the squeamish.

Here’s the short version of the story: Decades ago, in Montreal, an 8-year-old boy was accused of masturbating (?!?)… so a priest at his church-run boarding school grabbed him one night, took him to another room to see a mohel, and had the boy forcibly circumcised. “No anaesthetic, no disinfectant, no nothing.”

Paul Tinari has been an “intactivist” — arguing against circumcision — ever since, and Vice‘s Dave Dean interviewed him:

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Why Are You a Humanist?

The American Humanist Association’s “I’m a Humanist Because…” Tumblr has some great images:

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The Most Appropriate Church Sign You’ll See All Day

Reader Angela‘s family was visiting Fort Zachary Taylor in Key West, Florida when they came across a rundown chapel with the most appropriate warning sign you’ll see all day:

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James Watson Speaks About the ‘Beautiful Truth’ of DNA

James Watson is the Nobel Prize winning scientist who (with Francis Crick) discovered the structure of DNA in 1953. He recently filmed a segment for Chris Johnson‘s multimedia book about atheists and what gives them joy and meaning in life,

Watson is no stranger to controversial statements, but in the segment below, he speaks about DNA as a “beautiful truth” and how it didn’t quite upend religion as Crick thought it would:

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