Notre Dame fails in court to get exception to the contraception mandate in the ACA.

Notre Dame doesn’t want to abide by the law because their religion says they shouldn’t.  They took it to court and lost.  They recently appealed and they lost again. A federal appeals court on Friday ruled against the University of Notre Dame in a case over parts of the federal health care law that forces [Read More...]

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Woman stabs her mother because she was the anti-Christ.

This week on “Insane or Religious?” features Katie Nichols who stabbed her mother because she was the anti-Christ. The suspect Katie Nichols came up to a reporter and admitted she had to kill her mother because her mother was the ringleader of a satanic cult- and was trying to kill her granddaughter. “The satanic cult [Read More...]

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Alabama House Panel approves of prayer in schools bill.

Let’s face it: public education in Alabama sucks and must be fixed.  So how will the mostly Republican legislator rush to go about that task?  More money allocated for better teachers?  More money for supplies? Or they could take time away from educating children to proselytize to them during school hours.  Yeah, that will do [Read More...]

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Maine rejects bill that would allow discrimination for religious reasons.

Go Maine (well, go Democrats in Maine, the GOP still proposed the bill and voted for it): “Please vote to end the war on gay people in our state.” So said Maine Democratic State Rep. Matthew W. Moonen, speaking this morning in opposition to a Republican sponsored bill that would allow anti-gay discrimination by anyone for [Read More...]

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Rep. Garry Smith wants to defund universities for including award-winning LGBT books in course material.

Garry Smith (you can guess his political party) is unhappy.  It seems that the College of Charleston and South Carolina Upstate use Alison Bechdel’s award-winning graphic novel Fun Home and the compilation Out Loud: The Best of Rainbow Radio in some courses.  He worries that some student might not be comfortable having their preconceptions changed…in college. Rep. Smith said that [Read More...]

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Iowa GOP pushing to have “In God We Trust” put in every public school.

Yes, yes, bills about teacher pay or how to improve education in Iowa can wait until we take care of the important stuff. Eleven Republicans in the Iowa House of Representatives have introduced legislation that would force all public schools to display the motto “In God We Trust.” The bill requires schools to display the [Read More...]

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Arizona passes anti-gay bill.

In an apparent fit of envy with Kansas the state of Arizona has passed a new bill with some pretty (intentionally) confusing wording.  But rest assured there is no doubt why the bill was passed and what it will do: This afternoon, on a party-line 17-13 vote, Republicans in the Arizona Senate bucked the national trend and [Read More...]

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Schaibles go to prison for killing two of their children through neglect (they call it “prayer”).

In April of last year I wrote about Herbert and Catherine Schaible who, at that time, had just had a second child die of neglect.  They called it faith-healing, but while there was plenty of faith, there was absolutely no healing and the result was the death of their son at the hands of bacterial pneumonia.  A [Read More...]

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Brother Donny Reagan isn’t racist, he just doesn’t think we should allow whites to marry blacks.

His argument seems to be “The bible says so!”  What I can’t seem to figure out is how nobody hears this proud piece of racism and says “Ok, the bible says so…so what?  That shit is evil.” This makes me sick. We must think about our morality.  Sure, anybody can assert that something is moral, [Read More...]

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Bishop kept altar boy list from police.

You guys know Roger Mahoney, right (if you don’t, click here, here, and here)?  Well, something else has come up about ol’ Roger.  It turns out when police investigating one of the priests in his charge back in the day they asked for a list of altar boys at the priest’s last parish.  Mahoney denied it to them. When [Read More...]

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