Texas bill would require fetuses with birth defects to be carried to term.

Say die in a fire hello to HB 2510 in Texas, which would… …make it illegal to terminate a pregnancy after 20 weeks, even if a fetus “has a severe and irreversible abnormality,” effectively forcing families with wanted, but unsustainable pregnancies to carry to term at the behest of the state and against the advice [Read More…]

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Huckabee says SCOTUS can’t overrule god on same-sex marriage.

Mike Huckabee is at it again.  While not jerking off potential voters with talk of how much he loves the REAL America and the Constitution upon which its laws are based (including the formation of a Supreme Court), he’s apparently in the habit of saying he should get his way regardless of what the Constitution [Read More…]

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London pro-equality bus ad scores points for brevity.

I appreciate a pithy message that still says all it needs to say: [Read more…]

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SCOTUS: You can contribute to politicians’ campaigns all you want, but not to judges’ campaigns.

The same court that gave us Citizens United now thinks ludicrously high campaign donations could constitute a conflict of interest: A Supreme Court that has given the green light to unlimited spending in political campaigns ruled Wednesday that judicial candidates don’t always have the same right to solicit contributions as other politicians. The justices ruled [Read More…]

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Colorado Republicans vote to discontinue a program that dropped the abortion rate by 42%

The Long Acting Reversible Contraception program in Colorado has been a success.  Relatively low in cost, it’s achieved some spectacular results: “The program was effective, helping the teen birth rate in Colorado drop 40 percent from 2009 through 2013,” according to the statement. “The abortion rate also dropped 42 percent in that same time period.” [Read More…]

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Kenya’s highest court rules LGBT rights organization must be allowed to form.

LGBT peole don’t have a very easy time of it in Kenya.  Getting physical with someone of the same sex is against the law, but that’s just the start of it.  Being openly LGBT in that country is often enough to get you beaten in Jesus name. However, recently an organization attempted to form that [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: Dog helping to care for baby squirrel.

Good morning all! [Read more…]

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Disproving Evolution – Part 1 – Basics of Science

I’m going to spend probably a good deal of posts going through an article, “9 Scientific Facts Prove that “The Theory of Evolution” is wrong.” I’m unclear why “The Theory of Evolution” is in quotes, but sure, okay. Maybe it’s a movie title. It’s a lengthy article, so I may only address a few paragraphs [Read More…]

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Republican lawmaker argues same-sex marriage is the root cause of Baltimore riots.

A person who has a hand in making US laws has argued that allowing same-sex marriage is the reason people are rioting in Baltimore: A Republican U.S. House Representative Bill Flores of Texas argued this week that violence in Baltimore could be linked to the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States. I…what? On [Read More…]

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Funny, I don’t feel religious.

I’m about to hit the road for voice lessons, so I’ll leave you with this little bit of strangeness: View post on imgur.com I’ll also leave you with a little bit of happiness out of my life. My hyper-talented 8th grade student was set to sing a particular song. Holy hell, was she into it. [Read More…]

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Josh Duggar says it’s Christians opposing same-sex marriage who are the real victims of discrimination.

Josh Duggar recently told the Christian News Service that he’s a victim of discrimination at the hands of people who presently have fewer rights than he: Reality television star Josh Duggar believes Christians should enjoy a special right to discriminate against LGBT people or be made victims of discrimination themselves. The star of TLC’s “19 [Read More…]

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Reason station finally set up in the Warren, MI City Hall.

Remember Jim Fouts, the mayor of Warren, who allowed a prayer station in city hall but forbid a reason station?  He wound up settling a lawsuit that the town’s legal counsel likely told him he had literally no chance at winning.  Part of the settlement meant the town got to fork over $100,000 to the ACLU (the [Read More…]

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The Gideons did not send a plane full of “emergency bibles” to Nepal.

I’ve seen a concerning number of people link to stories about the Gideons sending “emergency bibles” to Nepal in the wake of the major earthquake.  The story started on the satirical website The Lapine (which appears to be down), but was picked up elsewhere as a supposedly legit story.  I can’t blame people as it [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: Cat bowl!

Good morning everybody! Hope everybody’s having a good one. Today is voice lesson day for me, which is rapidly becoming the highlight of my week. Maybe one day I’ll try to wrangle a video of one of my students singing to show you guys. [Read more…]

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