Want to be a policewoman in Indonesia? Better keep your legs closed!

Happy Wednesday everybody! Are you ready to be pissed off? This article pissed me off, so I’m spreading the anger onto you. JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia wants more policewomen. Last April, the authorities launched a massive and unprecedented recruitment campaign, and 7,000 women are currently undergoing training. But becoming a policewoman in Indonesia is not [Read More...]

Air force weakens restrictions on proselytizing.

The air force has altered their policy on proselytizing: Every Airman also has the right to individual expressions of sincerely held beliefs, to include conscience, moral principles or religious beliefs, unless those expressions would have an adverse impact on military readiness, unit cohesion, good order, discipline, health and safety, or mission accomplishment….. [Leaders] must ensure [Read More...]

Christian-run homeless shelter won’t house married same-sex couples.

The City Union Mission in Kansas City provides beds for the homeless, unless you’re a legally married same-sex couple.  Then I guess your suffering doesn’t count as much. Executive Director Dan Doty explained to the Kansas City Star, “We are a Christian, faith-based organization that really does adhere to biblical standards. Our view is that [Read More...]

Phil Burress: America will face revolt if Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality.

Phil Burress is the leader of an anti-gay group in Ohio who thinks America is in for a revolt if the Supreme Court makes a ruling favored by a majority of the population. Phil Burress, head of the Ohio-based Citizens for Community Values, thinks that the American people will revolt if the Supreme Court makes [Read More...]

Pope expressly condemns gay marriage.

An old man in a cape said a bunch of things about marriage and children that were sillier than his hat: Francis on Monday opened an interreligious conference on the “complementarity” of men and women in marriage and sex. He said marriage between a man and woman is a “fundamental pillar” of society and that children [Read More...]

Pope Francis: “the spirit of curiosity distances one from god.”

Via Vatican radio reporting on the Pope’s most recent homily: The spirit of curiosity generates confusion and distances a person from the Spirit of wisdom, which brings peace, said Pope Francis in his homily during Thursday morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta. Curiosity generates confusion?  No…curiosity is the antidote to confusion.  It’s what happens when [Read More...]

After firing a woman for having a legal medical procedure, Catholic school argues it shouldn’t have to go to court because of “religious freedom.”

A woman has been fired from the Catholic school where she taught English.  It turns out she *gasp* used birth control, and that somehow impacts here ability to teach English apparently: When Emily Herx first took time off work for in vitro fertilization treatment, her boss offered what sounded like words of support: “You are [Read More...]

Debate with John Lepp: Do the findings of science entail that Christianity is false?

A while back John Lepp emailed me about doing an online debate.  I agreed.  Since then, as many of you know, I have been sick and dealing with rapid weight loss, etc.  He has been very patient.  Today, it finally begins.  We’re doing four rounds, each gets an opening, rebuttal 1, rebuttal 2, then closing. [Read More...]

“God speaks to me, and me, and me, and me…”

DarkMatter 2525 puts out some excellent videos.  Check him out if you’ve not seen them. [Read more...]

School board which proselytizes during meetings dares the FFRF to sue them. The FFRF has obliged.

After giving them multiple chances to stop breaking the law, the Chino Valley School District is being sued by the Freedom From Religion Foundation: School board meetings open with a prayer, and often include bible readings and proselytizing by board members. Board President James Na injects Christianity into many of his official statements, FFRF’s legal [Read More...]