Federal court denies injunction to Catholic groups wanting exceptions to the healthcare laws.

Several Catholic groups have been arguing in court that because they are religious they shouldn’t have to obey the same laws as everybody else, in this case it’s the new healthcare laws.  These Catholic groups don’t want to provide healthcare to their female employees in the form of birth control.  A while back they asked [Read More...]

South Carolina school board rejects “Teach the controversy” language. w00t!

Victory! South Carolina has forgone a proposal to have students learn “the controversy.” The State Board of Education met on Wednesday to discuss, among several issues, proposed language that required biology students construct scientific arguments that seem to support and seem to discredit Darwinism. Mike Fair was the state senator who introduced the idea (quick, [Read More...]

Rick Perry compares homosexuality to alcoholism.

For bonus points he even conflates lifestyle with disorder: The Texas Republican Party this month adopted a platform supporting access to “reparative therapy” for gays and lesbians, a widely discredited process intended to change sexual orientation. In response to an audience question about it Wednesday night, Perry said he did not know whether the therapy [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: mini-me.

When anybody tell me that without religion people will be immoral, I always invite them to read my blog.  Every day, I tell them, I post examples of deeply religious people doing horrible things mostly because of their religion.  Then it’s always about how I have to dig for the worst of the worst (never [Read More...]

Saudi representative clears up “ignorance” of Sharia Law by saying it’s as bad as you think.

A Saudi Justice Minister was in DC the other day clearing up some things about Sharia Law and the Saudi justice system with legal experts. Speaking to American lawyers, legal consultants and academics in Washington, Al-Eissa said many people have misunderstood Islamic laws because they follow biased information and ignore cultural differences. “This is the [Read More...]

Researcher of most popular “Gays can’t form stable relationships” study recants.

This is actually pretty big.  Brad Wilcox was one of the researchers behind the Regnerus study, the most frequently cited bit of “research” on how LGBT people don’t for stable relationships or raise well-adjusted kids.  Now, even he has to admit that’s all bullshit. Buried in a National Catholic Register report on the biannual meeting [Read More...]

Shooting in church probably wasn’t because we’ve taken god out of churches.

I saw this article today and it got me thinking: Phoenix police continued hunting Thursday for at least one suspect who fatally shot one priest and critically injured another in a Catholic church rectory. Officers discovered the two victims alive when they responded to reports of a burglary around 9 p.m. local time Wednesday at [Read More...]

Man who unseated Eric Cantor suggests Christians maybe shouldn’t pay taxes.

We’ve got a live one in Virginia.  As you’ve probably read, David Brat had a huge upset primary win against House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.  Brat will probably represent his district since it hasn’t had a Democrat as its rep since 1971.  What you may not have read is some of the batshit insane things [Read More...]

Mom goes to town on anti-atheist article shared by the Freedom From Atheism “Foundation”.

The Freedom from Atheism Foundation is a “foundation” in the sense that One Million Moms is actually a group of one million moms.  They’re a facebook group with a bunch of ranty right-wingers…not so much a foundation.  Anyway, they just posted an article by Wisconsin state rep Joel Kleefisch who doesn’t like the FFRF.  One [Read More...]

I got a shout out in Jaclyn Glenn’s new video about seeeeeex.

It wasn’t many years ago where I never would’ve dreamed of people like Matt Dillahunty, Seth Andrews, Jaclyn Glenn, and the like knowing who I was.  To have now become friends with some of them, and to even have them occasionally cite my work as if to say that the luminaries in my chosen field [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: Titanium.

You may notice that today’s “morning” happiness is coming on the cusp of noon.  Suffice that much fun was had yesterday and last night.  I regret nothing.  But I wouldn’t expect much elaboration from me today. But I got a lot accomplished, including writing my wedding vow.  Immediately I wanted to run to the blog [Read More...]

Going to take a family day.

Hey everybody.  I’ve decided to spend the day hanging out with mom and dad.  I’ll see everybody tomorrow. [Read more...]

Oklahoma politician says cities should be able to decide whether or not to kill gay people.

Last post for the day, gang.  Michaelyn heading back home has put me in a crappy mood that only video games can solve. Scott Esk is running for Congress in Oklahoma and believes that cities should be able to decide on an individual basis if they want to stone people to death for being gay. [Read More...]

In Maldives Islamic group abducts atheist activists and forces them to convert under threat of death.

The first amendment…you are a beautiful thing.  Otherwise shit like this can happen: Maldives: Muslims kidnap atheists, force them to accept Islam.  They also forced them to turn over their passwords to their online group calling for tolerance, and filled the page with warnings about their “blasphemy.” The  Qur’an says that “there is no compulsion [Read More...]