Kansas Governor revokes protections for gay and transgender state employees

Revenge of the religious right: Kansas Governor Sam Brownback rescinds an order protecting LGBT state government employees from harassment and discrimination stemming from sexual orientation or gender identity.State workers are no longer protected based on their sexual orientation or gender identity following an executive order issued by Brownback on Tuesday.On Tuesday Brownback issued the new executive order removing gender identity and sexual orientation from the classes of protected … [Read more...]

KKK supports Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s fight against gay marriage

The Ku Klux Klan is throwing its support behind Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s fight against gay marriage, urging “the God fearing people of Alabama” to resist federal tyranny.In a statement from the website of the United Dixie White Knights, the Klan “salutes Alabama's chief justice Roy Moore, for refusing to bow to the yoke of Federal tyranny,” claiming the “Feds have no authority over individual States marriage laws.”The statement makes reference to “fudgepackers from Hollywood” and … [Read more...]

Christian hate group financed GOP trip to Israel

Members of the Republican National Committee (RNC) went on an all-expense paid trip to Israel, courtesy of the American Family Association (AFA), a notorious Christian hate group that has made outrageous claims against gays, atheists, and other non-Christians.According to a published itinerary, 60 members of the RNC left for Israel on January 31 and returned February 8 from the all-expense-paid nine-day trip.Despite vigorous objections by many on both the left and the right, as well as … [Read more...]

Christian missionary disappointed to find prosperous Africans

Missionary seeks misery: The good Christian lady wanted to find dirt floors, dirty laundry, and half naked children covered in bug bites, instead she found a modern and prosperous city, and she was disappointed.In an obnoxious blog entry a Christian missionary named Jessica Tidwell discusses her disappointment to find the modern and prosperous city of Nairobi in Kenya.Apparently Tidwell was expecting to find unwashed savages in need of Jesus. Instead, she found a thriving metropolis: I … [Read more...]

Angry Christian claims humanists are debauched, polite atheist responds

Andrew Copson of the British Humanist Association

A Christian angry about humanist wedding ceremonies is taught a lesson in civility and reason by a polite and well spoken atheist on a recent edition of a British television program dedicated to discussions of philosophy, religion and secular society.Appearing on the British program The Big Questions, Taiwo Adewuyi, U.K. Christian and founder of the group Discuss Jesus, went on a rant, claiming that humanist weddings are “demonic” rituals, that secularism is “the Devil’s PR,” and non-relig … [Read more...]

Oregon: Anti-gay Christian bakery found guilty of discrimination

Christian bigots suffer defeat: Sweet Cakes by Melissa, an Oregon bakery that refused to supply a wedding cake for a gay couple last spring, discriminated against the same-sex couple by denying them full and equal access to a place of public accommodation, according to a ruling issued by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries on Monday.KGW reports the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery, Aaron and Melissa Klein, will now have to pay the same-sex couple up to $150,000 in damages. The … [Read more...]

Stephen Fry: Christian God is ‘utterly monstrous and deserves no respect’

Stephen Fry

In a glorious and humorous rant, English actor and author Stephen Fry calls the Christian God “capricious, mean-minded, and stupid” when asked what he would say to God if he died and went to heaven.Fry, an unapologetic and outspoken atheist, was being interviewed on the Irish TV show The Meaning of Life hosted by Gay Byrne. On his show, Byrne asked Frye about death and the possibility of meeting the Christian God in the afterlife. Byrne asked: Suppose it’s all true, and you walk up to the pe … [Read more...]

Georgia’s religious freedom bill would permit child abuse, domestic violence

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In Georgia, child abuse or domestic violence in the name of “deeply held religious beliefs” would be legally protected under a controversial, Republican sponsored, religious freedom bill.Georgia's House Bill 29,  the "Preventing Government Overreach on Religious Expression Act,'' is being promoted by Republican lawmakers as a necessary step to protect conservative Christians from perceived persecution.The bill’s sponsor, Marietta Republican Rep. Sam Teasley, insists his bill is only meant … [Read more...]