Zack Kopplin investigates, finds even more creationism in biology classes in Louisiana than we thought.

Get ready to be depressed. Zack Kopplin ia a fuck-mothering beast.  He does more to fight creationism than just about everybody in this country, and he’s done it again.  He’s been digging in Louisiana to find the extent to which many biology teachers are brazenly including creationism and…it ain’t good.  Some teachers are even including [Read More…]

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Santorum: Pope should leave climate change to the scientists.

With the pope expected to start really pushing people to fight climate change, Rick Santorum is saying that although he loves the pope he wishes he’d leave climate change to the scientists: Santorum, a devout Catholic, told Philadelphia radio host Dom Giordano on Monday that the pope should “leave science to the scientists.” His comments [Read More…]

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Huckabee: Gay marriage will result in Christianity being criminalized.

Ol’ Huckabee is at it again: In an interview with Decision, Huckabee repeated his warning that marriage equality will lead to the “criminalization of Christianity,” saying, “When you elevate a lifestyle to the status of a civil right, I don’t think a lot of believers fully understand or comprehend that once it’s risen to that [Read More…]

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Virginia county gets to pay the ACLU $74,000 after city council refused to stop Christian prayers.

In Greece v. Galloway the SCOTUS ruled that city councils could open with invocations, but they couldn’t all be from one religion.  They had to let community members of different faiths give the invocations and they had to try and keep it even.  I disagree with the ruling as it ignores non-religious Americans.  However, some [Read More…]

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Roy Moore: Gay marriage will literally cause the destruction of the United States.

In an interview with the Christian News Service Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore said that same-sex marriage will literally destroy the country: “I think there’s an attempt to destroy the institution of marriage and I think it will cause, literally cause the destruction of our country or lead to the destruction of our country [Read More…]

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Tweet of the Day: That escalated quickly.

Well, since we’re all good and depressed now over that last post, how about something funny?  I think I’ve already seen the tweet of the day, even though the day still has 14 hours remaining: That escalated quickly. pic.twitter.com/5zDU5kM48w — You had one job (@_youhadonejob) June 2, 2015 Doing something you like that’s fun for [Read More…]

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One Million Moms puts out a petition to cancel the show “Lucifer.”

Are you guys familiar with One Million Moms?  They’re a group that loves their petitions: The right-wing organization’s ongoing campaigns, which anyone can add their signature to, include a call to make Schick’s commercials for razors targeted at women less sexually suggestive and a request that Taco Bell tone down the implication in one commercial that a woman may [Read More…]

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Boy forced to sleep with his mother to cure his gayness.

There’s apparently a part of India where gay people are forced to have sex with relatives (or relatives forcibly have sex with them) in order to “cure” them of their gayness: ‘Corrective rapes’ are carried out n order to attempt to ‘cure’ a gay or lesbian person of their sexuality. The practice is reported by the [Read More…]

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Saying that Islam is false or that it often produces violent behavior is not Islamophobia, but this might be.

I get so tired of the term “Islamophobia” getting thrown around every time someone says Islam isn’t true or when someone (like me) points out that no other religion seems to draw out murderous adherents over cartoons.  Similarly, no other religion even comes close in terms of followers who believe death is an appropriate punishment for [Read More…]

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Church owes a big thanks to Ben Franklin.

This image is awesome, not because a church is getting struck by lightning (I don’t want that), but because seeing lightning from the ground is awe-inspiring: Sure there are plenty of jokes to make about god sending a message, but I prefer not to make light of ill-befalling an institution I dislike (even if the way [Read More…]

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