GAY RIGHTS: Washington judge rules against florist who denied service to gay couple.

Lots of us remember the Dover trial over creationism in the classroom.  Creationists, including the Discovery Institute, talked a big game.  I remember getting countless emails from creationists assuring me that the pro-science side was legally screwed (and that I just needed to read the links they provided for proof).  Then, when it came time [Read More…]

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POLITICS: Glenn Beck says America deserves to be wiped out if net neutrality wins.

Glenn Beck insists that if net neutrality wins out American deserves to be wiped out and that voices like his will be silenced: Nobody trusts the government or Big Business, Beck marveled, “and yet you’re giving Big Business and government more latitude! What are you, insane?” “We deserve to be wiped out,” he concluded. “We [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: These otters really want this butterfly.

Good morning!  Gonna be a short day again…I have to drive to Kansas City to put my head into a big machine. What would they do if they caught it? [Read more…]

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GAY RIGHTS & LAW: Texas Supreme Court issues order prohibiting judges from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

In response to the ruling in Travis County, the Texas Supreme Court has just issued an order prohibiting county clerks and judges from issuing same-sex marriage licenses: The Texas Supreme Court stepped in this afternoon and blocked all state judges and county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The emergency action comes following [Read More…]

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POLITICS: Huckabee says a pencil is as lethal as an assault rifle.

Last month at Destiny Worship Center in Florida (where he goes to church), Mike Huckabee recounted “schooling” some Fox News staffers by telling them a pencil was as lethal as an assault rifle. Huckabee recounted the tale of how he humiliated a New York media elitist Fox News staffer during a debate about guns by suggesting that [Read More…]

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GAY RIGHTS & LAW: Texas probate judge strikes down gay marriage ban, but didn’t a federal judge already do that?

Ok, so a few days ago a probate judge in Travis County, Texas ruled in a case about dispersing an estate that the Texas gay marriage ban is unconstitutional.  For myself and others this seemed like a weird thing to get excited about since last year a federal judge ruled the state’s ban unconstitutional but [Read More…]

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GAY RIGHTS & FAITH: Pope compares transgender people to nuclear weapons.

Man, Pope Sunshine and Unicorns has been kind of a jerk lately.  Did you know that transgender people are kind of like nuclear weapons? The head of the Catholic Church has claimed people who ‘manipulate’ their bodies are similar to ‘Herods’ that ‘destroy, that plot designs of death, that disfigure the face of man and [Read More…]

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GAY RIGHTS: Michigan doctor declines to treat the six day old baby because its parents are lesbians.

A Michigan lesbian couple who had just given birth to a child needed to take it to the doctor a week later.  They made an appointment with Dr. Vesna Roi who was happy to to see to the well being of a baby – or at least she was until she found out that its [Read More…]

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MENTAL ILLNESS: Today’s session.

Sorry for the late start, I just got out of my third session with “Harold.” Both therapists I’ve seen at KU start sessions by asking me if there’s anything I want to work on.  This always seems so strange to me.  It’s like sitting down with a doctor and having him ask, “What treatment do [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: Forever.

I’m in the mood to share songs I’ll never get to sing (professionally, the shower is still fair game) due to being the wrong race, gender, etc.  We’ll start with “Forever” from Shrek, the Musical. My private voice students are doing a concert on May 1.  One of my most promising students, an 8th grader, [Read More…]

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LIVE VIDEO PODCAST: Conversations With Christians “Faith/Doubt” 10PM EST

On this episode we meet with Christian Craig French to discuss the difference between doubt and faith as it relates to his beliefs.  We will dive into what he feels should constitute as a Convincing Argument.  He will bring his Christian perspective to these questions. Conversations With Christians is a series appearing on Atheist Analysis  [Read More…]

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GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Oklahoma GOP puts forth a bill that would punish judges/clerks for issuing SSM licenes.

Sally Kern and the rest of the Republicans in Oklahoma don’t seem to know how the balance of power works.  If the courts invalidate a law, you can’t just pass the same law again and call it good. Yesterday, the Oklahoma House Judiciary Committee advanced legislation that would prohibit judges and clerks in the state from issuing [Read More…]

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POLITICS & HIGH SCHOOL: Oklahoma Republican wants 10 commandments in History courses.

Yesterday I wrote about the bill in Oklahoma seeking to defund AP history courses for not always supporting American exceptionalism.  In the bill Rep. Dan Fisher provides the standards he wants, as he tries to override the standards academics in American History want: …the bill also requires students to read the Ten Commandments, three speeches [Read More…]

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FAITH & POLITICS: Tennessee Republican wants to add “Almighty God, our Creator and Savior” to TN constitution.

Want to see the most recent example of the GOP ignoring the task of governing to jerk off their voter base?  Look no further than James VanHuss’ most recent bill: Republican State Representative James VanHuss wants to make one small change to the constitution of the state of Tennessee. “We recognize that our liberties do [Read More…]

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