Your morning happiness: dis puppy.

No matter how irrational people get, no matter how contemptuous of others’ rights, no matter how foolish our elected leaders, there will always be this puppy who just wants you to know he loves you. [Read more...]

Texas GOP endorses gay conversion therapy.

Go on, Texas GOP.  Give Democrats running in national elections all kinds of ammunition. According to a draft of the new platform obtained by the San Antonio Express-News/Houston Chronicle, that language is gone. It still, however, contains a section criticizing homosexuality: Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable alternative lifestyle, in public policy, nor should family be redefined [Read More...]

Operation American Spring continues to try and unseat the President.

Thanks to Ed Brayton for flagging this video, which was posted by one of the remaining American Spring protesters to brag. Such cohesion.  Much military precision.  Wow. Some of these militia members, who think they have the potential to overthrow the government against our actual military if only they’re allowed to carry whatever guns they [Read More...]

Edwina Rogers fired from the SCA.

Edwina Rogers has been fired from the SCA.  Hemant has a write up with more details, but here’s the relevant part via the NYT: Ms. Rogers said in an interview that she was given no warning and no reason for her termination, but suspects that she is being blamed for organization funds discovered to be [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: you’re not going to heaven.

If I could write songs like Bo Burnham I’d still be studying music.  :) [Read more...]

BREAKING: Gay marriage comes to Wisconsin.

About an hour ago wee evil commie liberals put the sin in Wisconsin: A federal judge struck down Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage on Friday, ruling it unconstitutional. It wasn’t clear whether U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb’s 88-page ruling cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin immediately. But the ruling makes Wisconsin the 27th state [Read More...]

Now all states with same-sex marriage bans are having those bans challenged.

North Dakota was the last…emphasis on “was”: Seven couples filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in North Dakota, making it the last state in the country to be sued by couples seeking the right to marry in their home state. I used to think it would take a decade [Read More...]

High school principal comes out at his school’s pride assembly. Tony Perkins throws tantrum.

A high school principal and former college football player made waves recently when he came out at his school’s pride assembly. Cahall is the school’s principal, and has spoken in front of these very same students countless times before. But he had never given a speech like this before. In fact, he had never spoken [Read More...]

General Mills gets on board with Pride Month.

General Mills is announcing their awareness of how real family values operate: And with President Obama’s recent declaration to officially sanction June as “Pride month” in the United States, more companies than ever before are expected to jump on the big gay bandwagon this year. One of the first to the party is cereal powerhouse [Read More...]

I’m a secular star on the new Richard Dawkins website!

The new RDF website launched today.  If you go under the community tab and select “Secular Stars” there I am along with a bunch of people who are way cooler than I: If flattery were currency I’d go ahead and retire.  Sam Harris is the reason I’m an activist atheist.  Jaclyn Glenn is as witty [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: disdainful fairy meme.

Michaelyn and I recently attended the wedding of our friend Andy and Senta who encouraged attendees to wear costumes (for all you new people coming in from, Michaelyn is my fiancee).  Michaelyn obliged, dressing as a fairy.  Now the pics of the wedding are going up on facebook.  They included this gem: People immediately [Read More...]

Guess how many times the Florida AG defending the gay marriage ban on the grounds of familial stability has been divorced.

Florida is yet another state where a lawsuit is on the table challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.  Not surprisingly, Florida’s Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi supports the ban.  She does so on the grounds that letting gay people marry would somehow harm the stability of straight marriages: Arguing against a lawsuit that says [Read More...]

County official denies atheist couple the right to marry because they are atheists.

There are two reasons to be hyper pissed off about this story.  The first is at Bud Roth, the Franklin County official who refuses to marry anybody who doesn’t share his religious beliefs. The first official they called, Bud Roth, said he would not perform the ceremony at the courthouse, although he didn’t specify why, [Read More...]

Natural News…another group co-opting the Elliot Rodger tragedy for their cause.

The loathsome website Natural News has put out an article saying it wasn’t psychological problems that cause Elliot Rodger to go on a mass murdering spree, but rather the anti-psychotics he was taking: Time after time, mass murderers are found to have been taking psychiatric drugs Elliot Rodger now joins a long and ever-expanding list [Read More...]