WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME??? Seriously, everywhere I live religious assholery seems to follow in my wake. I’m cursed, I think. First my home state of Arkansas has been overrun by theocrats wasting the state’s money, now a megachurch in Springfield, MO, where I went to college, is urging the community to repeal the [Read More…]
FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Missouri megachurch pastor urging congregation to vote to repeal anti-discrimination laws.
My home state…I love it’s lakes and its beautiful wilderness, but the people in it make me want to vomit blood. I was just looking at the ACLU of Arkansas’ facebook page. It turns out the 10 commandments bill wasn’t the only piece of theocratic legislation to make it through yesterday: Bad day at the [Read More…]
Yesterday I reported that the Senate committee considering the Arkansas 10 commandments bill rejected it by a vote of 3-3 (it needed 5 votes to pass). Sadly, Sen. Jason Rapert resubmitted it and yesterday it passed: An Arkansas Senate committee on Tuesday advanced a bill that would provide for the creation of a monument honoring [Read More…]
Progress appears to be on ice in Indiana. I honestly doubt you’ll see any of these signs around. The Christians who discriminate against gays through their business stop being so proud once word leaks out. They want to be able to quietly refuse service. You’ll seldom find one proud enough to hang a sign announcing [Read More…]
FAITH: Duck Dynasty star fantasizes about atheist family being raped and murdered to show morality comes from god.
On Friday Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson gave a speech at the Vero Beach Prayer Breakfast. In an attempt to deliver some wisdom about morality, he hypothesizes a list of atrocities happening to an atheist family (you should not read this if you have a light stomach): “I’ll make a bet with you,” Robertson said. [Read More…]
GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Indiana bill allowing businesses to discriminate against LGBT people about to become law.
It looks like legalized discrimination is coming to Indiana in the form of a “conscience bill.” These bills allow religious business owners to discriminate so long as they do it for religious reasons. It’s odd calling bills that allow for behavior that nobody with a conscience would engage in “conscience bills.” A controversial Indiana bill that [Read More…]
FAITH & SPORTS: Wichita St. basketball employs a preacher. FFRF has rooted it out and is putting a stop to it.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation has determined that the Wichita St. basketball team employs a preacher named Steve Dickie who operates under the title of “life coach.” All the same, part of his job seems to be proselytizing to the WSU players with the understanding that they will spread Christianity to a bigger audience given [Read More…]
Saudi Arabia wants the UN to crack down on religious intolerance. No, not in a way that would free someone like Raif Badawi who is being beaten and who will possibly be murdered by Saudi Arabia for his apostasy. Saudi Arabia wants there to be laws against insulting religion: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia called [Read More…]
This morning a Germanwings flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf has crashed in the area of Digne up the massive “Trois évêchés” mountains in France. There was apparently 144 passengers, 2 pilots, and four crew, none of whom have survived. My heart goes out to all victims of this tragedy (including a group of 16 high schools students [Read More…]
A couple weeks ago Arkansas State Senator Jason Rappert filed a bill that would allow a privately-funded ten commandments monument to be erected next to the capitol building. I had thought, given the current configuration of the Arkansas legislature, that it would pass and Arkansas would have to lose a lawsuit. It seems some people [Read More…]
A pair of artists decided to lend their skill to the neighborhood of Brewerytown in Philadelphia. After attaining all the proper permits, they decided to paint a phrase from a J.D. Salinger book on a neighborhood wall. The phrase was “This goddam phenomenal world.” Cyla and Jack painted a wall in the historic neighborhood of Brewerytown in Philadelphia. This time we [Read More…]
FAITH: Charges dropped against “Catholic Warrior” who tried to steal the Satanic Temple’s Florida display.
After a long fight that stopped just short of a lawsuit, the Satanic Temple was able to put up a display in the rotunda of the Florida capitol building, right next to the Christian displays (which were allowed without any resistance whatsoever). Shortly thereafter a woman wearing a t-shirt that read “Catholic Warrior” attempted to [Read More…]