Elizabeth Scalia is leery of experts.

The Obama DoJ filed a brief in the the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry in opposition the California’s ban on gay marriage.  Part of their brief rebutted the idea that straight marriages are the ideal place to raise children.  This is a superfluous point.  It wouldn’t matter if gay marriages were less optimal for raising [Read More...]

The road to evil on this earth is paved with good intentions.

Every single parent in this video loved their child as sincerely as you or I would, or do, love our children.  They wanted their children to be well. Good intentions are insufficient to keep a person from being a monster.  A responsible person must work to make sure he does not hold inaccurate beliefs in [Read More...]

Second comment: Rebecca doesn’t think the Cranston banner should have come down.

Our next comment comes from Rebecca: I’m a Christian and I think that looking at the majority of us from the few that do the wrong thing is misleading. I, as a Christian personally hate it when other Christians shove their religious beliefs down other people’s throats, and they goes for all religious and that [Read More...]

First comment: anonymous is illogical.

I’m getting an influx of religious readers to the blog.  Cool.  Welcome to all of you. These religious readers are leaving comments.  Cool.  I’ll spend today responding to some of them. The first comes from anonymous: as a Christian myself, your comment gave me goose bumps. It is true. We Christians tend to make fools [Read More...]

Sears and JC Penney cave to the AFA and pull ads from SNL.

Recently SNL did a hilarious skit that put Jesus in a Quentin Tarantino-like trailer.  This prompted the American Family Association to complain and two companies, Sears and JC Penney, pulled their ads from SNL. Two major retailers have apologized or removed their ads after receiving complaints about a “Saturday Night Live” skit about “Jesus” returning [Read More...]

Global warming to be taught in public schools.

Holy shit!  Public schools are actually going to teach science in science classes! New national science standards that make the teaching of global warming part of the public school curriculum are slated to be released this month, potentially ending an era in which climate skepticism has been allowed to seep into the nation’s classrooms. The [Read More...]

Anti-choice…because of compassion?

Here’s a terrible story that shows just how fucked up a person’s idea of compassion can be.  A woman named Crystal Kelley agreed to be a surrogate mother for a couple.  The couple would get a healthy child, and Kelley would get a $22,000 fee for carrying the baby and the joy that comes with [Read More...]

Vatican insists a man who shielded child rapists must help elect their new moral leader.

By now we all know the name Roger Mahoney (if you don’t, click here, here, and here).  It turns out that many Catholics, who align themselves with a church that claims the Pope is infallible, don’t like the Pope’s decision to have Mahoney help decided who gets to be the next Pope. Cardinal Roger M. [Read More...]

Iowa bill would make divorce most difficult to prevent promiscuity.

A GOP lawmaker in Iowa has introduced a bill that would make it harder to get a divorce, and Monday this bill was actually moved out of committee.  His motivation is to decrease promiscuity in women. “This basically is an attempt on my part to keep fathers in the home,” Gassman said. “I sincerely believe [Read More...]

Maybe we should suffer a witch to live?

It’s been discovered that a couple who believed their daughter was a witch had locked her in a room without food and beat her. A 42-year-old father, Mr. Edet Etok-Akpan, is currently being quizzed at the headquarters of the Cross River State Police Command in Calabar for torturing his six-year-old daughter, Edidiong, as a result [Read More...]