Your morning happiness: armadillo butts.

Mom and her kids.  :) Did you know that armadillos always have litters of four and that they are identical quadruplets? [Read more...]

GOP Senate candidates in Iowa love Jesus as much as they hate saying sensible things.

A religious right group in Iowa called The Family Leader recently held a forum for GOP candidates for the senate.  They could’ve just done a tour of an asshole factory and saved time. First there was the obligatory fearmongering.  You know how mobsters will give their victims the old “If you don’t pay your protection [Read More...]

How John Paul II became a saint.

So John Paul II gets to be a saint.  A woman named Floribeth Mora Diaz recalls how John Paul II saved her from an aneurysm: In 2011, Mora was suffering from persistent headaches and was told by doctors that her days were numbered. They said her aneurism was in a “delicate” area and her only [Read More...]

Interview with atheist Congressional candidate James Woods part 2.

Click here to watch the first part. So, I’ve done a bit of math based on how many views I get for how many shares I get.  My post popular posts get about 3k facebook shares and make me a few hundred bucks.  So here’s the deal: for every facebook share this post gets I will donate [Read More...]

Birmingham police chief decides to spit on the FFRF’s generosity.

Recall how police chief A.C. Roper is deploying police resources toward spreading Christianity. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, being the nice guys they are, gave Roper a chance to stop breaking the law.  They sent him a letter essentially saying “Stop breaking the law and we won’t sue you.”  Roper has decided to continue breaking [Read More...]

Gay weddings back to being invalidated in Tennessee.

Last month I wrote with excitement about the judge in Tennessee who ruled that the marriages of three gay couples that moved to TN from other states must be recognized.  Sadly, TN’s attorney general has won a stay in the ruling: Three same-sex Tennessee couples’ marriages — granted recognition last month by a Nashville federal [Read More...]

Sarah Palin: “Waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.”

Sarah Palin was speaking at the NRA’s annual meeting this weekend.  It was there she decided to announce her ambivalence to torture.  But that wasn’t enough.  She had to include religious language as if to say “Christianity has done nothing to increase my opposition to torture.” “C’mon! Enemies who would utterly annihilate America, they would [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: upward-facing dog.

I would exercise a lot more if I had a workout partner like this: [Read more...]

Camp Quest Oklahoma desperately needs more male counselors.

Someone affiliated with CQOK left this unfortunate message on my facebook the other day: Last night, I received a phone call from West Ruffin, Director of Camp Quest Oklahoma. Apparently, they have a major shortage of male councilors this year, and are in desperate need of volunteers. If they don’t get them, then up to [Read More...]

Interview with atheist Congressional candidate James Woods part 1.

I was fortunate enough this weekend to get to sit down for about 45 minutes with James Woods who is running for the House of Representatives out of the state of Arizona.  Woods is a fascinating person because (among other reasons) he is an atheist and blind.  This makes him an anomaly in politics.  What’s [Read More...]

No video today, but tune in Sunday for a really special one!

I’m about to film something pretty rad for Sunday.  I’ll probably post it in the morning.  You’ll want to see it, so be ready.  :D [Read more...]

Holy Blasphemy: The Religious Comedy of John Troutman’s The Gospel of Carol

Religious comedy plays for high stakes.  The potential for ruinous failure is astoundingly high, but to those lucky few who are able to fuse an appreciation for the humanity of religious impulses with jagged honesty about the myriad faults and horrors of religious thinking, a small measure of immortality is given.  Aristophanes, Voltaire, Tom Lehrer, [Read More...]

Mormon Church suing dating website for using the word “Mormon”.

A new dating website has popped up named Mormon Match.  As you might guess, it connects single Mormons so they can date, get married, and create a happy Mormon life together.  This is not sitting well with the heads of the Mormon Church who are suing the website on the grounds that the Church of [Read More...]

Alabama’s Chief Justice makes ruling peppered with bible verses.

Judge Roy Moore apparently thought he was conducting a clinic on how to gift wrap somebody a victory on appeal.  In actuality he was ruling on an a real case. Last week, Alabama’s Supreme Court ruled that women who use chemical substances during pregnancy may be charged with child endangerment. The case, Hicks v. Alabama, has [Read More...]