Chicago Tribune Celebrates Gay Marriage and Christian Group Flips Out in Response

The Chicago Tribune editorial board put out a piece Monday afternoon in support of marriage equality:
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We the People, In Order to Secede from the Union…

This was always going to happen and you win no prizes for guess which state is leading the way.

Ah, Texas, you are without doubt my favorite crazy state.

If the signatories of a petition over at the White House website get their way, the Lone Star State will be going it alone. They’re not the only ones, though; the website has been inundated with people starting petitions for their state to secede. Each petition has the magic target of obtaining 25,000 signatures within its first 30 days — at that point, someone from the White House is supposed to give an official response. Texas has already gone way past that, amassing a whopping 68,000 signatures. The petition was created by Micah H of Arlington, Texas four days ago. [Read more...]

Atheist Ad Campaign Promotes Kids Without God; Already, Companies Are Refusing to Run Ads

The American Humanist Association has launched a $30,000 online and bus ad campaign in Washington, D.C. and Moscow, Idaho pointing to a new website for strengthening and supporting children and young adults who don’t believe in a God:

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Marriage Equality and Marijuana: the Obama Youth Consensus

Almost every conservative I knew in college favored both same-sex marriage and the legalization of marijuana without hesitation. Secular Jewish conservatives were especially adamant about supporting same-sex marriage, though plenty of others fully agreed. There were the odd religious conservative holdouts, but virtually all supported the aforementioned two issues, even for reasons of pure pragmatism. Those few who opposed same-sex marriage were much more defined by their involvement in Christian organizations than their identification with conservative politics, not withstanding their self-description as “conservative.” Among the minority who opposed same-sex marriage, not many were especially incensed about its inevitability. [Read more...]

LeFlore County Commissioners in Oklahoma Doubt Anyone Will Care About Their Ten Commandments Monument

The LeFlore County commissioners in Oklahoma want to get sued.

It wouldn’t be a surprise to them, either — they know what they’re doing is wrong but they’re hoping that, since no one’s complained yet, we’ll all be silent in the future, too.

The whole controversy involves a Ten Commandments monument that the commissioners want to place on the courthouse property: [Read more...]


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