Earlier this year the state of New Hampshire implemented a program that claimed bolster “educational opportunities” but was actually created in the same vein as Louisiana’s voucher system: with the goal of allowing state funds to find their way into the hands of religious, not public, schools. The program provided a large tax credit to [...]
In Russia it’s about to become illegal to tell your children about homosexuality. A bill that stigmatizes gay people and bans giving children any information about homosexuality won overwhelming approval Tuesday in Russia’s lower house of parliament. Hours before the State Duma passed the Kremlin-backed law in a 436-0 vote with one abstention, more than [...]
Behold: the guy I voted for in the last election. I feel so fucking dirty. I don’t think Romney would’ve done anything different…but…fuck.
Back in May, the Obama DoJ decided to fight the FDA (who would technically be their client) and a judge who ruled that plan B emergency contraceptive should be available with no age limits. The Obama DoJ appealed, but has now elected to drop the appeal. The decision comes after a federal judge in April [...]
Hemant reports on the mayor of a city in Mexico making a speech in which she gives the city to Jesus. Here’s what she said: “I, Margarita Alicia Arellanes Cervantes, deliver the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León to our Lord Jesus Christ. For his kingdom of peace and blessings to be established, I open the [...]
The mayor of Vero Beach, Florida vetoed the celebration of Humanist Recognition Week because, well, it doesn’t have enough Jesus. At a heated city council meeting earlier this week, Mayor Craig Fletcher of Vero Beach, Fla., voted against a proclamation which would have declared June 16-23 as Humanist Recognition Week. Mayor Fletcher denied the request [...]
Anne here…. It just doesn’t stop. The stupidity rife through the ranks of our elected officials, I mean. Despite the fact that nonreligious make up as much as a third of our young people, and the fact that the numbers of the nonreligious are growing, Congress just can’t get its collective head out of its [...]
Two Republicans from the House of Representatives, sworn to uphold the Constitution of this nation (replete with its protections for free speech), have said they agree that Russian authorities who decided to jail the band Pussy Riot for blasphemy. Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Steve King (R-IA), along with Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), were visiting [...]
College Republican National Committee: the problem with our LGBT image is that not enough people believe a lie.
The College Republican National Committee has made recommendations to the GOP on how to stop getting pummeled so drastically at the polls by young voters. Not surprisingly, the CRNC identified gay marriage as one of the problem areas for the Republican Party: With the culture shifting away from the party’s policies, here’s what they recommend: [...]
Erick Erickson, who believes a guy rose from the dead and walked on water (because what do scientists know about surface tension?), recently elected to give the world the courtesy of a free science lesson. Oh joy. In response to new data revealing the women are now the primary bread-winners in 40% of American homes, [...]