Ordinarily if your daughter is drowning priority #1 becomes rescuing her at all cost. One can hardly think of any influence that could unmake that axiom. However, there is one influence so powerful, so potentially inhibiting of both good sense and compassion, that it can not only reduce that priority, but make a father 100% [Read More…]
Man prevents the rescue of his drowning daughter for fear that strangers touching her would dishonor her.
There seems to be a bit of a pattern emerging today: A 26-year-old Brunswick elementary school teacher has resigned amid allegations of child molestation, authorities told First Coast News Tuesday. William C. Lewis, 26, of Brunswick, was arrested Tuesday on two counts of child molestation, according to the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office. An arrest warrant [Read More…]
A Texas youth pastor has been arrested for trying to get with some young men in the biblical sense: VAN ALSTYNE, Texas — A man who spent his career ministering young people at church is accused of sex crimes. Brian Burchfield was arrested in Pottawatomie County but has strong ties here in Texoma. Former pastor Brian [Read More…]
Want to see the double standard that gets foisted onto atheists? Here it is, straight from the Washington Post: Ok, Arian Foster said he didn’t believe in god but that he was cool with people who did. This makes him the anti-Tebow? He literally said he was cool with people who believe like Tebow. How [Read More…]
Duquesne has it figured out: not getting your way? Just say your religious freedom is being violated: Duquesne is a Catholic University in Pittsburgh with nearly 10,000 students. The school’s adjunct professors would like to unionize. Conveniently, Duquesne does not believe Jesus would be in favor of that. Adjunct professors across America tend to be [Read More…]
BREAKING: ACLU wins another contraception case. Employer’s can’t deny health coverage because they’re religious.
Another victory for the ACLU in this same vein: A federal court of appeals ruled today that religiously affiliated nonprofit employers can’t block their employees’ health care coverage for contraceptives. The ruling finds that the plaintiffs, which include Catholic health care systems and Catholic high schools, are not burdened by having to formally object to [Read More…]
First it was Avijit Roy, then Washiqur Rahman, who was followed by Ananta Bijoy Das. All secular bloggers in Bangladesh, all murdered in the course of this year for blasphemy by Muslims who consider being vocally not Muslim a greater crime than murder, apparently. Last night a fourth secular blogger, Niloy Neel, was decapitated in his home: [Read More…]
Oh this is just great: the White House has a whole new set of regulations for religious groups applying for federal grants to do social work: The White House is trying to make it easier for religious organizations to participate in federal social service programs, rolling out new rules Wednesday to clarify the requirements to [Read More…]
Brace yourselves because this is going to be shocking: a religious leader to whom lots of people listen is using the bible to justify harming or other fucking with the lives of other people for completely arbitrary reasons: Vitus Huonder, the controversial Catholic bishop of Chur in eastern Switzerland, has once again attracted criticism for [Read More…]
Congressman Steve King from Iowa doesn’t like gay marriage, not one bit! In fact, he’s livid about the SCOTUS ruling in Obergefell. If you think it’s because of his religion, you’re wrong – it’s because now people can marry anything, including their lawnmowers: Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is one of Congress’s most vocal opponents of [Read More…]