Live-blogging Cranston decision

I’m not on the ground, but I’ve done everything I can to get in contact with various people on the ground.  I’ll be updating this post as I get new info. Seems that #prayerbanner is the hashtag that’s stuck on twitter if you want to monitor things there.  Good luck, Jessica. [Read more...]

Cranston decision tonight

Tonight the banner committee at Cranston West will decide whether or not to appeal their initial loss.  They will convene at 6pm EST but we’ll likely not see a decision until later. This has been a harrowing ordeal for Jessica Ahlquist.  Despite having the support of atheists around the world I’m sure at times, especially [Read More...]

Open letter to Cranston West banner committee

Tomorrow the banner committee will decide whether or not to appeal their loss in the case of the Cranston West prayer banner.  I have written them the following open letter. To the banner committee at Cranston West, I’m writing to you primarily in sympathy because I’m aware that you are in a difficult spot.  You [Read More...]

One "Million" Moms: you lose.

Christina here… Oh look, One “Million” mom’s sent out an email! If you haven’t already heard, Ellen DeGeneres mentioned One Million Moms on her television show yesterday with a few hand-picked Facebook comments that supported her of course. A few days ago, someone created a facebook page: 1 million people who support Ellen for JCPenney which, [Read More...]

Damn, that's a good feeling

The Susan G. Komen Foundation which recently was willing to cede ground to breast cancer to slake conservatives has changed its mind again.  They’re going to continue to give grant money to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screening.  w00t! Let’s review what happened here.  Conservatives bullied the Komen Foundation into a decision.  Up until recently, [Read More...]

OneMillionMoms ramps up the hatred after being properly ignored.

Christina here… Oh goodie! I just got another email from OneMillionMoms, the small organization that uses arbitrary large-sounding numbers to pretend they represent more people than they do. If you recall, the last email from them I blogged about here. Here it is, with my comments. [Read more...]

OneMillionMoms hates on Ellen DeGeneres and JCPenney

Christina here… I’m on the mailing list for I love getting hateful mail in my mailbox. Here’s what I got today: JC Penney Offends Traditional Families Again February 1, 2012 Dear Christina, Recently JC Penney announced that comedian Ellen Degeneres will be the company’s new spokesperson. Funny that JC Penney thinks hiring an open [Read More...]

Send Cranston a message

Easiest poll ever.  Sadly, the ease of discerning the right choice is no guarantee that religious people will flock on principle to the one that will cost their children’s education Should Cranston appeal Judge Lagueux’s decision on the prayer banner at Cranston West? Yes 76% No  24% Go send them a message. [Read more...]

Hey all you people on twitter who love the Constitution

Jessica Ahlquist has been nominated for a shorty award.  It takes popular support on twitter to win these things. I hear she’s pretty popular.  Fly my bees. Via Randomfactor and Taylor Grenga. [Read more...]

Should Indiana Teach Creationism?

There’s a creationism bill in Indiana that managed to crawl its way out of the ooze.  There’s a poll running asking whether or not Indiana should be ok with creationism being taught. Let’s help them out. Should Indiana public schools include creationism as part of their curriculum? Yes               38% No                54% Don’t know  9% [Read more...]