March For Marriage: Tab A fits in slot B, perpetuates the species.

Zack Ford from Think Progress is at the March For Marriage (disclaimer: that title’s a bit of a misnomer, the march is for some marriages, but against others – and it focuses on the ones it’s against) and he’s tweeting some absolute gold. Yes, because if we let gay people marry then straight people will [Read More…]

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March For Marriage: more people watch a kid play video games.

I’m enjoying watching NOM’s March For Marriage fail via all the lovelies on my twitter feed.  To give you an example of how much this is failing, here’s almost 9,000 people watching a kid play video games while less than 500 watch the rally that’s supposed to save our nation from utter destruction: I don’t [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: I haz a hat.

That turtle’s ridin’ dirty: View post on imgur.com [Read more…]

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Tweet of the Day: Gays are pretty much like Nazis.

This tweet (retweeted by Erick Erickson, who is in my special twitter feed) exists and it’s not a joke:   I want to know what high school this guy went to where he learned that all the Nazis really wanted was to be able to marry the consenting adult of their choice and for all Germans [Read More…]

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Far and away the most arrogant headline I’ve ever seen: How Christianity Invented Children.

I couldn’t believe this article in The Week:   Of course I immediately asked myself the obvious question: is this a joke?  Am I being punked by a Poe? Nope.  Here’s the first paragraph: We have forgotten just how deep a cultural revolution Christianity wrought. In fact, we forget about it precisely because of how [Read More…]

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Barna: atheism has shifted to be something the “cool kids are doing.”

Just saw the Barna research on the churchless in America (which doesn’t necessarily mean atheist) from 1993-2013 and this  paragraph caught my attention: Many of these ideas are initiated, promoted and reinforced by celebrity personalities and media exposure. There has arisen a new stratum of anti-religion celebrity apologists that includes Bill Maher, Sam Harris, Richard [Read More…]

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GAY RIGHTS: Rick Santorum tries to use separation of church and state to oppose same-sex marriage.

“Stand for Marriage Sunday” is coming up.  It’s essentially a day when hyper conservative churches all say the same thing about LGBT people they say all year, just with emphasis, I guess.  Anyway, for the event Rick Santorum’s film company is making a video for the day in which Santorum argues that the SCOTUS can’t [Read More…]

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FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Mike Huckabee claims pro equality SCOTUS decision would criminalize Christianity.

Did you know that if the Supreme Court legalizes marriage equality that it will, in essence, criminalize Christianity?  Thanks Mike Huckabee for this scoop: “If the courts rule that people have a civil right not only to be a homosexual but a civil right to have a homosexual marriage, then a homosexual couple coming to [Read More…]

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HIGH SCHOOL & POLITICS: California bill that would remove religious exemptions to vaccine laws advances.

In California if a child is not vaccinated they cannot attend public school.  That makes sense: you wouldn’t be allowed to send a child to school carrying a container of serious, highly infectious diseases, and I don’t see how that concern changes when the child himself is the container.  There is a notable exception though: [Read More…]

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GAY RIGHTS: Jon Stewart shows us what progress marriage equality has made.

My favorite quote: “It’s clear you don’t want to redefine marriage, but it seems you do want to redefine ‘love’ and ‘support.’” The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive That’s progress, kids. [Read more…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: Boop!

Good morning all! (Source) Also, Michaelyn’s having a really stressful week so I sent her flowers at work yesterday.  Mid-day I got these messages: The card attached to them read, “Can you grab $20 in quarters so I can do laundry?” [Read more…]

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Who’s Afraid of Evolution?

“Survival of the fittest.” That single, short phrase has probably done much to impede the spread of secular perspective and foster a suspicion of science in general. When you ask the “person-on-the-street” what evolution is all about, that’s how they are likely to respond: “Survival of the fittest.” A lot of people think Darwin himself [Read More…]

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GODLESSNESS: Siouxland Freethinkers reading their hate mail.

You want to talk about a group that gets things done in a pretty religious part of an already pretty religious country?  Look no further than the Siouxland Freethinkers: Siouxland Freethinkers was formed in June 2011. Since then SLFT has grown from 11 people in a coffee shop to nearly 700 Facebook members. Along the [Read More…]

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Happy Openly Secular Day!

I’m a big fan of the Openly Secular campaign.  Today, on Openly Secular Day, they have a challenge: tell one person you’re openly secular.  Easy for me, I’ll just go ahead and tell a few thousand, but you should click the link and sign the pledge as well if you can do it.   Now [Read More…]

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