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…]
GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Indiana bill allowing businesses to discriminate against LGBT people about to become law.
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…]
GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Idaho House Republicans want the federal government to impeach judges who rule in favor of marriage equality.
Forty-four Republicans in the Idaho House want the federal government to impeach any judge that rules in favor of marriage equality: Forty-four of Idaho’s Republican lawmakers oppose same-sex marriage so much that they are out for blood — or at least jobs. The Idaho House voted 44-25 Friday on a non-binding memorial (resolution) urging Congress to impeach [Read More…]
A mentally ill woman in Afghanistan has been beaten to death and burned by a mob for burning the pages of a book she owned: The mentally ill woman, her face covered in blood, rose to her feet and looked out across the mob. She pleaded. But these men meant to kill her. A kick [Read More…]
POLITICS: Cruz officially running for President. I give my official WWJTD GOP primary endorsement to Ted Cruz.
Glory, glory Hallelujah. The next year’s worth of jokes will write themselves (and they’ve already started, just check out www.TedCruz.com…seriously, click on that, this post can wait). It’s official, Ted Cruz announced in a tweet last night that he is throwing his hat into the ring: In the video accompanying his tweet, in the very [Read More…]
I’m back home. It was a fun trip and good to get out of the house. Here’s some pics that didn’t get shared along the way. The lord provides…a crappy sign. The obligatory road side porn billboard followed closely by… “JESUS IS WATCHING YOU BE NAUGHTY!” Michaelyn in the Garden of the Gods. We saw [Read More…]
Meet New Hampshire state rep. Warren Groen (R-eally big asshole), who might just be one of the worst people alive: Last Thursday, fourth graders from Hampton Falls, New Hampshire visited their state legislature to observe a bit of democracy in action. The children had previously proposed House Bill 373, establishing the Red Tail Hawk as the New Hampshire [Read More…]
Ok, straight to business today. We have a lunch date with a reader then a date at the Colorado Springs zoo. 😀 Saudi Arabia wants to clean up its record on religious extremism. Rather than releasing Raif Badawi and other prisoners awaiting a beating or an execution for being publicly unconvinced of the truth of [Read More…]