North Carolina reaping what it has sown.

So…North Carolina went ahead and smote its own nose just to thumb that same nose at the state’s LGBT population.  I guess they didn’t think that what happened in places like Indiana would happen to them.  Boy, were they wrong. It started with Paypal pulling plans to open a call center in the state, and [Read More…]

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BREAKING: Mississippi’s governor signs sweeping LGBT discrimination bill.

Well fuck: Mississippi’s governor has signed a law that allows public and private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on the employers’ religious beliefs. Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1523 on Tuesday, despite opposition from gay-rights groups and some businesses. Some conservative and religious groups support the bill. The measure’s intention is [Read More…]

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Paypal cancels plan for 400 job expansion to Charlotte due to state’s anti-gay bill.

Paypal continues the, shall I say, exodus (tee hee) of businesses fleeing North Carolina in the wake of their recently passed law that allows for discrimination against LGBT people: PayPal on Tuesday announced that it has withdrawn plans to open an operations center in Charlotte, North Carolina, in reaction to the state’s new law that [Read More…]

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Australians want to remove the tax exemption for churches.

Well this is cool.  In Australia most people want to nix the religious tax exemption: Nearly two-thirds of voters oppose the religious tax exemption, while just 24% support it. The strongest opposition, unexpectedly, comes from older voters: 73% of over-55s oppose the exemption. Meh, I’ve often said that the tax exemption is the price of [Read More…]

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John Oliver on congressional fundraising.

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American Atheists clashing with sheriff who uses official facebook page to proselytize.

A Tennessee Sheriff is using his station’s official facebook page to evangelize and American Atheists is none too happy about it: Sheriff Eric Watson said he was open about his faith before he was elected and will remain so while in office. “I respect the right of others to believe as they so choose, but [Read More…]

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BREAKING: North Carolina’s attorney general won’t defend state’s anti-LGBT law in court.

Well this is happy news: BREAKING: North Carolina attorney general won’t defend in court new law blocking transgender protections. — The Associated Press (@AP) March 29, 2016 I don’t blame him.  I wouldn’t want to be the one tasked with defending such a law in front of a court whose priority is the guarantees of [Read More…]

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Failing to learn from other states’ mistakes, North Carolina GOP pushing business out with anti-LGBT bill.

Indiana learned it’s lesson when it tried to slip in legalized discrimination under the guise of “religious freedom.”  That lesson cost about $60 million. Georgia’s governor was smart enough to not repeat Indiana’s mistake after multiple organizations threatened to yank money out of the state if he signed a similar bill into law.  It turns [Read More…]

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Georgia governor vetoes anti-LGBT bill!

Georgia has finally put an anti-gay bill on Gov. Nathan Deal’s desk (disguised, of course, as a “religious liberty” bill, as if being religious should grant you special privileges…isn’t that the grounds on which they supposedly oppose gay rights?  Special privileges are bad?): The bill — House Bill 757 — would have given faith-based organizations [Read More…]

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Borough of Clayton, NJ really wants to give the FFRF their money.

It turns out that a small Borough of New Jersey, Clayton, has a city seal (and sign) which pretty clearly endorse religion, but also Christ-based religion: The Freedom From Religion Foundation wants a New Jersey borough to get rid of its unmistakably religious seal and motto. The official seal of the borough of Clayton depicts [Read More…]

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