Bobby Jindal wants Christians to know their religious liberty is at stake. The President, so he says, is going to squelch religious libery…by injecting too much of the thing protecting those rights into our country. This, he says, is the greatest threat to our nation: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal spoke yesterday to conservative talk show host Steve [Read More…]
Points for Rick Wiles. All those other nutcases on the right only say Obama is like Hitler, but only Rick Wiles is saying that Obama literally is Hitler: Religious Right activist and End Times broadcaster Rick Wiles, who has previouslyscoredinterviewswithGOPcongressmen, dedicated the Monday edition of his “Trunews” program to arguing that President Obama created ISIS in order to [Read More…]
FAITH & POLITICS: Mayor of Warren, MI handing out “In God We Trust” posters after losing to the FFRF.
Want to see what it looks like when you have a lame-duck mayor who’s a sore loser? Remember Jim Fouts, the mayor of Warren, who allowed a prayer station in city hall but forbid a reason station? He wound up settling a lawsuit that the town’s legal counsel likely told him he had literally no [Read More…]
I’m not the President’s biggest fan (or staunchest opponent), but this is pretty great: President Obama signed a presidential memorandum Tuesday directing federal agencies to overhaul the way Americans repay their student loans. The move is the latest in a series of steps the administration has taken to promote college access and affordability, including expanding a [Read More…]
POLITICS: Sweden cancels defense agreement with Saudi Arabia over human rights abuses, including Badawi.
Finally, a nation taking real action in response to the torture of Raif Badawi: Sweden has announced it will cancel a defence agreement with Saudi Arabia worth billions of crowns to its industry after criticism of Riyadh’s human rights record sparked a diplomatic row. Sweden’s Social Democrat-Greens coalition government, which came to power last October, [Read More…]
Want to see what it looks like to fail at your job? Superintendent Michael Gilbert is defiant: he won’t stop the principal of White Oak High School from reading bible verses over the school’s loudspeaker: The superintendent of a Texas school district recently criticized by “Friendly Atheist” Hemant Mehta and the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) for allowing a principal [Read More…]
A couple bills in Colorado that would allow business owners to discriminate against gay customers as long as they do it for religious reasons have been rejected: One proposal would have prohibited penalties in discrimination cases if the punishment — such as an order to serve gay couples — violated the beliefs of the accused. [Read More…]
Last week I wrote about Justin Harris, the Arkansas state rep. who adopted two girls, immediately gave them to a man he knew to be irresponsible (who proceeded to rape them), all while collecting money from the state meant to help him raise the girls. Oh, he also owns a pre-school called “Growing God’s Kingdom.” [Read More…]
Last night at the Bo Burnham show we found some other pro-gay people (sitting right behind us, with “NO H8” washable tattoos on their cheeks, so they kinda stuck out): Always nice to be reminded that we’re in this with a lot of other people. Today is voice lesson day and I have a [Read More…]