Christian radio host: go to gay marriages to tell couples to die.

Spending a life with the person you love is a great avenue to happiness.  It doesn’t pick anybody else’s pocket or prevent anybody else from being married in the way they want, it only creates happiness.  Kevin Swanson knows just what to do with people who pursue happiness in a way he does not approve [Read More...]

Mark Shea: “god showed up in laboratory conditions”.

Mark Shea pompously posted this today: After his folks say the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy. Because God, under carefully controlled laboratory conditions, can do whatever the heck he feels like. Go ahead and read the link.  A person was supposedly brain dead and recuperated when the family prayed.  God, we’re to believe, gets the [Read More...]

Mark Shea on allowing priests to marry.

Mark has a post up this morning with his opinions on the debate over whether or not to allow priests to marry: Basically, I said I’m fine if the Church decides to change the discipline, however the logistical impact should be considered, particularly by lay people who think this will fix the Church. Because what [Read More...]

Why aren’t corrupt administrators of Mountain View Elementary the ones in the crossfire?

Hemant has a post up about Mountain View Elementary School in South Carolina, which recently held its graduation at a church, replete with Christian prayers.  Hemant has the administrators of the school dead to rights on lying to protect their violation of the law in order to use their position to hammer Christian faith into [Read More...]

God’s perfect plan.

Perhaps my favorite youtube channel is TheoreticalBS.  The man behind the channel recently discussed god’s perfect plan and…well…he owns it. Note to self: don’t fuck with that guy. [Read more...]

Fix the family: six ways to say a woman needs to be at home making babies.

Here is an article from Fix the Family, a Catholic organization, on the six reasons you shouldn’t send your daughter to college.  It’s long and must really be read to be believed.  My favorite comment on the article was this one, which pretty much sums up the whole piece: So, please, what is an 18yo [Read More...]

If religion made people more moral, there would be no child-beating sects of this kind.

A Christian sect in Bavaria (with branches in other countries) where members consistently beat their children has been infiltrated and raided by police, with 40 kids being taken away for their own safety. The little blond-haired boy is about four years old. He simpers as a middle aged woman drags him downstairs into a dimly-lit [Read More...]

Discovery Institute isn’t happy that Ball State won’t be teaching creationism.

One of the teachers at Ball State, a public university, was about to teach a course with creationist overtones (if not overt creationism).  The FFRF caught wind of this and stepped in, and eventually Ball State’s president said that no such course would be offered because creationism is religious and has been deemed so by [Read More...]

Sudanese woman faces flogging for not wearing a hijab.

A woman in Sudan, Amira Osman Hamed, is about to go on trial for the crime of not wearing a hijab.  Should she be convicted she will likely be flogged, literally beaten, for not putting a piece of cloth on her head at the arbitrarily appointed times – as if the crime of beating someone [Read More...]

Creationists on Texas board of education shoot themselves in the foot.

It used to be that creationists were sneaky.  They knew teaching creationism was against the law, so they tried to dress it up as science, or as teaching the “strengths and weaknesses” of evolution.  It wasn’t exactly crafty, and it certainly wasn’t honest. And the reason they weren’t honest is because playing fairly would result [Read More...]