MORNING HAPPINESS: Sharing an apple.

Hey everybody.  Sorry for the late start, therapist session this morning.  Here are some pigs sharing an apple: [Read more…]

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“Thank God” for Mormonism

Back when I was still a Christian, I went through a phase where I was fascinated with the phenomenon of Mormonism.   The rapid growth of the Latter-Day Saints puzzled me, and I also saw it as something of a threat to more orthodox Christianity.   I wanted to try to understand how people could fall for [Read More…]

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POLITICS: New Yorks police commissioner blames legal marijuana in Colorado for crime in NY.

The police commissioner in New York, Bill Bratton, thinks the slight increase in homicides in New York is because of legalized marijuana in Colorado.  Seriously: At a news conference Monday, New York Police Department commissioner Bill Bratton blamed a slight uptick in violence in the city (45 homicides at this point last year, versus 54 this [Read More…]

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GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Texas state rep. Jeff Leach’s opinion column.

Politicians in Texas are pretty spectacular.   Oh for the love of Christ (which is literally why shit like this happens). They’re discriminating against us for honoring our traditional values and for believing in a God greater than the government,” she said. Please.  You’re perfectly free to believe in a god greater than the government. [Read More…]

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FAITH & POLITICS: One county trying to declare Idaho a Christian state.

Idaho is home to state rep. Christy Perry who is trying to make it so if you deny your children medical care for religious reasons and your kids die, you are exempted from any charges of neglect.  Apparently neglect is care if you’re religious.  Also war is peace.  Long story short, Idaho has some real winners in [Read More…]

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FAITH: FBI’s hate crime statistics show the “War on Christianity” doesn’t exist.

We keep hearing there’s this war on Christianity.  It turns out, surprise, there isn’t: The right wing insists that there’s a war on Christianity. FBI hate crimes statistics tell a very different story, however. Far from being the victims of religiously motivated attacks, hate crimes against protestants are almost non-existent, while crimes against Jews, Muslims [Read More…]

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POLITICS: Jon Stewart on the Netanyahu speech.

Here’s everything you need to know about it: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive [Read more…]

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GAY RIGHTS & LAW: Alabama Supreme Court order a halt to same-sex marriages.

Last night the Alabama Supreme Court, in a 6-1 vote, handed out a special ruling forbidding probate judges in Alabama from issuing same-sex marriage licenses: The Alabama Supreme Court handed down a special ruling Tuesday, ordering a stop to the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses by probate judges. The order addresses the confusion over same-sex [Read More…]

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FAITH: ISIS sends death threats to twitter.

ISIS has found a new target for death threats: twitter.  Apparently twitter won’t violate their terms of service so ISIS can tweet out their murders, which they think merits more murders: ISIS supporters on Sunday called on jihadis around the world to kill Twitter employees because of the company’s frequent blocking of their social media [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: A 7-pack.

Good morning everybody!   I have to teach voice lessons today, so posts are gonna be pretty quick. [Read more…]

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POLITICS: Colorado Republican breaking from his party on providing IUDs to impoverished women.

Ok, here’s a story that’ll make you happy.  Rep. Don Coram, a Republican lawmaker in Colorado, has thrown his support in for the Colorado Family Planning Initiative, which would make IUDs affordable to low income women: Much to the chagrin of his Republican colleagues, Colorado Rep. Don Coram (R) is rejecting the junk science and [Read More…]

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FAITH: Trends.

Saw this on reddit.  It’s often we’re told that religion makes people’s lives better.  It’s a mystery then why the most religious parts of the country tend to be the most plagued by a variety of factors.     It’s almost like making voting and governmental decisions based on your religion, rather than about what [Read More…]

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POLITICS: Why we don’t have immigration reform in one handy image.

Yup.  (Via this facebook group) [Read more…]

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GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Civil rights ordinance that would’ve protected LGBT fails in Charlotte.

Last night the city of Charlotte was an ideological battleground.  NOM and many other anti-gay groups bused in hundreds of people to oppose a civil rights ordinance being voted on that would provide protections for LGBT citizens.  Behold, some of the winners from last night: The guy insisting the government consult the church is hilarious. [Read More…]

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