trans protest

Male students wear skirt to support reprimanded trans student.

Here's a happy story.  A couple weeks ago at a federal school in Brazil (Colégio Pedro II) a trans student was suspended and fined for wearing a skirt.  In response, in a gesture that reminds me why I love the youngest generation, the male students picked a day to all wear skirts to the school: Nine days after transgender student Maria Muniz was fined by school officials for wearing a skirt, a group of her Colégio Pedro II classmates decided to stage a protest: both male and female students wou … [Read More...]

Iranians dancing in “Happy” video sentenced to jail and lashes.

Six Iranians made a video dancing to "Happy" by Pharell Williams.  They were arrested for this: Members of the group behind the video were subsequently arrested by Iranian police for violating Islamic laws of the country, which prohibit dancing with members of the opposite sex and women from appearing without a headscarf. Arrested for the crime of dancing and of dressing as they choose.  What is the punishment for such a heinous crime? Six Iranians arrested for appearing in a video dancing to … [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: cat loves donkey.

Good morning everybody.  What a weekend it was.  The Apostacon team put on another great conference.  I had some real psychological highs and some real psychological lows which I'll get into as soon as I get a little bit of rest.  Will definitely post some pictures soon.But for starters, here's a … [Read More...]

The Bible has it Right on Slavery

I intend on resuming my review of "The Holiness of God" probably next month, but I've been slammed with work in the short term, which has knocked me offline, for the most part.I was listening to the latest Non-Prophets Episode (13.17), and towards the end, they were discussing a blog post by … [Read More...]

Pictures from day 1 of Apostacon 14.

Despite all the psychological difficulties, day 1 was a great deal of fun.  I wound up getting about 800 calories down and spent a fair amount of time out of the room.  Here's hoping day 2 goes well.Here are some pics from yesterday: … [Read More...]

Listen to Dogma Debate from last night with myself, Cara Santa Maria, David Fitzgerald, and Darrel Ray.

Hey guys.  I know I said last night that this episode of Dogma Debate would go live at 10pm EST...then Neil DeGrasse Tyson went more than an hour over time (which nobody gave a shit about because it's NDT).  So we didn't get started until way late, so here's the audio for those who missed it (David F … [Read More...]

Catch me on the Dogma Debate podcast at 10pm EST/7pm PST.

Hey guys.  I'm at Apostacon and doing ok.  My workshop today was standing room only, which amazed me considering I was sharing a time slot with Amanda Knief and Muhammad Syed.  I figured I'd have two people in my room, but the turnout was unbelievably flattering.  I hope a few people learned som … [Read More...]

Kevin Sorbo: no New Testament movies because Jews run Hollywood.

Kevin Sorbo is at it again: The former star of TV’s “Hercules” series discussed the movie business, in general, and religious-themed movies, in particular, with conservative Christian broadcaster Peter Heck.“You always hear that the language of Hollywood is money, and yet there’s something that … [Read More...]

Colbert on the militarization of schools.

I...what?The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive … [Read More...]

Air Force does the right thing, guarantees me blog material for weeks.

The Air Force has made the phrase "so help me god" in the enlistment oath optional: Abby Ohlheiser reported late yesterday that the Air Force has agreed to change its approach. After an airman was unable to complete his reenlistment because he omitted the part of a required oath that states “so hel … [Read More...]

Missouri attorney sends taunting letter to lesbian denied partner benefits.

Having gone to school at Missouri State University, I'm aware of local attorney Dee Wampler.  He's a hyper-religious asshole, and that's about the nicest thing I can say of him.  Everybody locally knows his reputation.And I see in the news this morning that some things never change.  A longtime f … [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: the happiest baby.

Good morning everybody!  At mid-day today we depart for Apostacon where I'll be running a debate workshop tomorrow (I plan to ask Matt Dillahunty to join in, I plan to even bat my eyelashes at him).  If you're going to be there, track me down.  I'm still very anxious, but optimistic.  Sometimes eat … [Read More...]

Anorexia blog: I saw my weight loss.

While waiting for the car to be fixed I went and got a haircut so I can look all credible when I give my workshop at Apostacon.  While in the chair, staring into the mirror, I saw my weight loss.  My neck is so much thinner, my jaw so much more defined, my face smaller...There are so many d … [Read More...]

Rick Joyner goes to heaven, comes back with ability to cure Ebola.

So...gonna have to cut the blogging short today.  The car's check engine light came on and we head off to Apostacon tomorrow, so I have to take her to the doctor.  :(I'll leave you with this clip of Rick Joyner talking about how he recently spent 8 hours in heaven and came back with the power to … [Read More...]