On his first day new state senator in Texas compares Christians to Jews in Nazi Germany.

After state Sen. Robert Duncan (R) left office to become the chancellor at Texas Tech a special election was held for his replacement.  The winner of that election was Charles Perry who, by all accounts, is order of magnitude more theocratic and inane than the other Perry in Texas politics. Need proof?  In his first [Read More...]

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Colbert loves O’Reilly’s plan for ISIS. O’Reilly fires back.

My father always used to say “Son, don’t get into arguments with people who buy ink by the barrel.”  Stephen Colbert is that guy.  First Colbert pointed out that O’Reilly’s plan to stop ISIS is a bit…dumb. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive O’Reilly took umbrage to [Read More...]

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Founder of Domino’s Pizza has created a town in Florida without democracy.

I knew that Tom Monaghan, the founder of Domino’s Pizza, was a bit a religious loon, but I had no idea to the extent.  This man built an entire town just so he could, among other things, deny birth control of any sort within its borders: One aspect the Town of Ave Maria, Florida and [Read More...]

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Huckabee: elect people who will fire non-Christians.

Secular Progressive has a great post up about comments potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee made at the Value Voters Summit.  Seriously, go read the whole thing.  But here’s the money quote: Speaking at the 2014 Values Voter Summit this weekend Huckabee said: Some of you are frustrated and even upset and angry about America, and I get it. [Read More...]

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Rick Perry praises the economic genius of…Sam Brownback.

Rick Perry recently talked up Kansas governor Sam Brownback at a fundraiser by saying a bunch of things that simply aren’t true: In competing political events Wednesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry hailed Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s economic record, while supporters of Brownback’s opponent, Paul Davis, took to the street protesting the governor’s policies on education [Read More...]

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Jon Stewart to FOX News: F*** you and your false patriotism.

When I came on to Patheos I promised to not use curse words in the titles of posts, lest some religious readers see them in their feeds and inadvertently be exposed to sin or something.  So sorry about that. Anyway, FOX News has a history of harping on the President given any opportunity, and apparently [Read More...]

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Another politician forgets that microphones actually record what you say.

Earlier this month Robert Pittenger (R-NC) was asked at a town hall meeting if he thought businesses should be able to fire employees for being gay.  Think Progress then published an article in which they reported that Pittenger did think businesses should be able to discriminate in this way: At a town hall event in Ballantyne, [Read More...]

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Dinesh D’Souza gets five years probation. Glenn Beck says he’s a political prisoner.

As many of you know, Dinesh D’souza has been a bad boy recently.  He cheated on his wife and got engaged to another woman while he was still married (and bear in mind, Dinesh thinks gays getting married will ruin marriage.  Then he used his mistress and a little forgery to circumvent campaign finance laws.  D’souza [Read More...]

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Gheen: Terrorists not attacking us because they are so pleased with Obama.

Anti-immigrant activist William Gheen did an interview with the WND the other day in which he asserted that terrorists aren’t attacking us under Obama because they like him so much. “Here you have a sheriff trying to do his job with no support,” said Gheen. “Large numbers of terrorists have already exploited the inadequate patrol of [Read More...]

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Ocala, FL the police force encouraged the city to attend its prayer vigil which was held last night.

The city of Ocala, FL is having a prayer vigil put on not by a local church, but by their police force. The Freedom From Religion Foundation is urging the Ocala (Fla.) Police Department to cancel a “Community Prayer Vigil” scheduled for tonight, Wed., Sept. 24. Police Chief Greg Graham posted a letter on police [Read More...]

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