Seven year-old and her sister murdered over “blasphemous” facebook posts.

Pakistan…where the moral considerations of religion are given more power than compassion.  It is a place where the notion of “Thou shalt not take the Lord’s name in vain” is taken very seriously; deathly seriously. A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member [Read More...]

Neil DeGrasse Tyson responds to Ken Ham’s call to stop the search for alien life.

NDT is the man.  Consider this a second morning happiness…we’ll need it today: [Read more...]

Your morning happiness: no room, sorry.

Oh, you were wanting to sleep?  Sorry, there’s no room for people here. [Read more...]

BREAKING: North Carolina won’t defend its gay marriage ban.

North Carolina has said it will not defend its gay marriage ban in the wake of the Fourth Circuit Court’s ruling: At a news conference Monday afternoon, Atty. Gen. Roy Cooper said he had made the decision because the appeals court ruling “predicts our law will be struck down.” “Simply put, it is time to [Read More...]

FL gubernatorial Charlie Crist states the obvious, handily rebuts GOP talking point on climate change.

There is a popular talking point with the GOP right now that gets used in the presence of discussing climate change.  The line is “I’m not a scientist.”  It has the handy effect of absolving them from answering any questions about climate change presumably because we should defer to the climate change scientists.  The irony [Read More...]

Satanists to use Hobby Lobby decision to fight anti-abortion laws.

I love the Church of Satan.  You can quote me on that. Everything the religious right tries to use “religious liberty” to do?  The Church of Satan use the same definition of “religious liberty” to do the opposite.  Funnily, the religious right’s support of “religious liberty” evaporates pretty quick when it’s someone else doing it. [Read More...]

Boehner opposes Obamacare, and is suing Obama for not implementing it sooner.

The Republicans are a strange lot.  In what is obviously a stunt to every political analyst (and every non-political analyst), John Boehner announced a few weeks ago that he was going to sue the President.  He didn’t know what he was going to sue the President for at the time (in his op-ed on CNN [Read More...]

Matt Dillahunty making videos on Patreon.

It’s not a secret that I think Matt Dillahunty is one of the best debaters and ambassadors for atheism.  If there’s anybody in the entire world who should be making money to be a vocal atheist, I very well might pick him.  That’s why I passionately encourage you to swing by his new Patreon page.  [Read More...]

Ed Brayton nails Todd Starnes on right to fire hypocrisy.

This made me smile. So Bob Eschliman was the editor of a small newspaper in Iowa who wrote on his blog that the “Gaystapo” and Satan are trying to destroy pretty much everything.  The paper saw this as their editor airing discrimination, thought it would be detrimental to the paper, and fired him.  Todd Starnes [Read More...]

BREAKING: Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rules Virginia’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional!

About a half hour ago the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban violates the Constitution.  How many consecutive federal court victories now?  I lose track it’s so many.  That’s a lot of…*ahem*…activist judges. Anyway, Virginia’s gay marriage ban is history.  No word yet on if a stay will be [Read More...]