Sarah Palin pocketing most of the money from her super PAC.

It turns out that Sarah Palin's super PAC is a giant scam: Out of $1.4 million the PAC had available in the third quarter — $978,000 sitting in the bank at the beginning of the July 1-Sept. 30 period, plus another more than $433,000 raised during that time — SarahPAC managed to donate just $45,000 to fellow Republicans running in the midterms. That’s a little more than 3 percent. For the two-year 2014 cycle, the former Alaska governor’s PAC, a vehicle that helps her stay in the game amid talk th … [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: Kemosabe the one-toothed porcupine.

Hey all.  Gonna be relatively quick content today.  I'm taping a fun interview at 11am that I hope to have up later today.  Tee hee!To get us started off on the right foot, here's a one-toothed porcupine.  :) … [Read More...]

Why gay marriage must be stopped.

Think of the children.This, frankly, would've been a more compelling argument than what came out of Puerto Rico yesterday. … [Read More...]

Why the district ruling in Puerto Rico, upholding their gay marriage ban, made absolutely no sense.

Judge Juan Pérez-Giménez, a district court judge in Puerto Rico, has ruled that Puerto Rico's gay marriage ban is constitutional.  As you might expect, his ruling is full of bizarre lines of reasoning.  Forgive me if I just jump right in.  In his ruling  Pérez-Giménez said: The plaintiffs have broug … [Read More...]

Catch the FFRF’s Andrew Seidel on Dogma Debate TONIGHT at 7pm EST!

One of my favorite people in the movement is Andrew Seidel at the Freedom From Religion Foundation.  He's brilliant, hard-working, kind, and extremely personable.  Seriously, if this guy isn't on your radar, fix that (especially if you run an organization that likes to bring in public speakers).   … [Read More...]

Pat Robertson: Gay rights advocates are “Terrorists, radicals, and extremists.”

Ol' Pat is at it again:Except this time he's using arguments a lot of Christians are using right now.  So let's hit up some of them. It’s one thing to want to persuade somebody to believe like you do, that’s what Christianity is about, to bring the Gospel message and say this is good news an … [Read More...]

About those annoying ads and trouble with iphones accessing the blog.

Pure copy/paste from Hemant:I know you’re all annoyed by the autoplay video ads on this site… and if you’re reading this on an iPhone, you’ve probably been redirected to the App store by now. A few comments about that:It annoys the hell out of me, too. It’s frustrating when even I can’t r … [Read More...]

They’ve been shown the Idaho ministers story is a lie, but that doesn’t seem to deter them.

This morning Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association (whose primary goal seems to be stopping loving families from forming) took to twitter to continue spreading this lie (which has been picked up and spread even by blogs here at Patheos):This is simply not true.  The city even … [Read More...]

New research: factual beliefs and religious beliefs not handled the same way by the brain.

An interesting article came out yesterday that explains how factual beliefs and religious beliefs differ within the brain:Consider the following two statements of "belief": Devon believes that humans evolved from earlier primates over 100,000 years ago. Devon believes that humans were created … [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: this kitten knows how to deal with a coming winter.

Winter is coming.  That's a problem in Game of Thrones, but not for this clever little kitten.That kitten deserves so much better than a Mac.  … [Read More...]

My new response to “Two men together ain’t marriage!”

I happily have a new response anytime somebody says we can't change the definition of marriage or that no matter what, two men/two women ain't marriage.  Courtesy of Zack Ford on twitter:Beautiful.  And persist, we shall! … [Read More...]

Give my wife a birthday present!

Today is my lovely wife's birthday.  She just made a post on her facebook page about what she wants for her special day:Hey all - It's my birthday, so I'm going to put a shameless plug for two communities that mean a lot to me on my wall. If you're willing and able, it would mean the world to me … [Read More...]

About to head off to my next appointment.

I had a really rough weekend, which I'm sure we'll talk about.  I'm up 1.5 lbs from when I weighed myself two weeks ago, which I guess is good, but it hasn't done wonders for my mood.  I've eaten 400 calories today and feel disgusted at the thought of eating more.  Thanks scale.There's not re … [Read More...]

Rebecca Hamilton spreading the Idaho ministers lie as well.

Oh Rebecca Hamilton.  She's like the go-to blog here at Patheos for opinions that are not the slightest bit researched.  But those are the type that tend to confirm god's will, and that's the real goal anyway, right?Anyway, she threw in with this lie about the Idaho business turning away gay p … [Read More...]