Colbert on the difference between angels and balrogs.

This made me laugh. But then Colbert remains a Catholic (a liberal Catholic, but a Catholic none the less).  He obviously understands how silly angels are, so I just do not understand the allegiance to the book and the faith that insists they are real. [Read more...]

Klingenschmitt: gay soldiers have to take combat breaks to change their diapers.

A group of now ex-military chaplains are suing the navy because the navy wouldn’t let them talk about what horrible people gays are.  This sounds reasonable since some of the people laying their lives on the line for America are, y’know, gay.  Also because it isn’t remotely true (but then, if that were an impediment, [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: make way for Prince Aliiiiiiii!

That’s what popped into my head when I saw this: And here’s a bonus kitten rocking out: [Read more...]

I guess some people are into porn for the plot.

A while back I blogged a video put out by the Mormon Church.  The video shows a young man walking in on his roommate while the roommate is watching porn and urges people to tell others about “porn addictions.”  Much in the same way one might assume talking about eating too many donuts would fly [Read More...]

No morals.

A friend of mine just left this comment on one of my posts (the one about megachurch pastors living like kings) and I thought it needed to be shared. When I was a Christian, I used to say “if I had no morals, I’d start a porn site.”But now that I know better, If I [Read More...]

Report on the wealthy lives of mega preachers.

Inside edition did a report recently on the opulent lifestyle of mega preachers. The whole thing is depressing.  It’s depressing that people can con those who love them to that degree.  It’s depressing that so many can be so clearly and obviously conned.  But the most depressing part for me was when Kenneth Copeland did [Read More...]

Today the government will expand federal benefits to same-sex couples.

This is an epic victory. In a major milestone for gay rights, the United States government plans to expand recognition of same-sex marriages in federal legal matters, including bankruptcies, prison visits and survivor benefits. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department will issue a memo Monday that recognizes same-sex marriages “to the greatest extent [Read More...]

Millenials less religious, a trend which points to a bright future.

Hemant posted this image from a recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute: And Hemant is right, we should pat ourselves on the back.  Religion is diminishing, a result for which many of us have worked very hard.  As the next generation becomes adults we will see the world bend more toward the side [Read More...]

GOP sites attempt to trick people into donating to their preferred candidate’s opponents.

Check out this screen cap from There’s two really big parts: “Kirkpatrick for Congress” and “Donate”.  This is done intentionally because most people don’t read the fine print.  This is what is generally referred to as “Phishing” in the online scamming world.  However, if you elect to donate through that great big donate button, [Read More...]

Help support Oasis, an inclusive atheist community in Kansas City.

As the atheist movement grows we have begun to shun many of our own.  Sometimes this is justifiable, sometimes it isn’t.  In either case it creates resentment that prevents us from learning from one another.  That infighting turns people away from atheism – including people who want to leave their church but worry about finding [Read More...]

Missouri Republicans trying to impeach governor for recognizing marriages that already exist.

You gotta be pretty desperate to impeach someone if this is what you have to resort to: This week, Rep. Nick Marshall, a Parkville Republican, filed articles of impeachment that allege that in signing an executive order allowing legally married same-sex couples to file joint tax returns in Missouri, Nixon ignored the state constitution. The [Read More...]

What anti-racists really are.

I got sent this photo by a friend of mine who still lives in Arkansas.  This lovely billboard resides in Harrison which is about an hour from my hometown. Damn, they’re on to us.  I knew the crazy idea that you can oppose racial inequality without opposing white people would only sell for so long… [Read more...]

Your morning happiness: time to get up.

I didn’t sleep well last night, so this is apropos: [Read more...]

House panel in Kansas approves bill that would allow businesses to discriminate against gay patrons.

Yeah, yeah, anti-discrimination laws are great and all.  Discrimination is horrible and has no place in America.  But what if our religion says we’re supposed to discriminate?  Surely the law doesn’t apply to us in that case, right? The Kansas House will move forward with a bill that would give government employees the right to [Read More...]