POLITICS: Alaska Republican, “Wolves would solve the homeless problem.”

Wow.  Sarah Palin may not be the worst of Alaska Republicans: Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young – who made headlines in July for twisting the arm of a staffer on Capitol Hill – suggested during a hearing Thursday in Washington, D.C. that wolves could solve an area’s “homeless problem,” the Associated Press reported. “I’d introduce ‘em in your district, you wouldn’t have [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: How was this picture taken?

How was this pose arranged?  How did they get dogs to sit still that long? [Read more…]

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FAITH: All part of god’s plan…

This cracked me up.   [Read more…]

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GAY RIGHTS: Pretty much every company that’s not Chik-Fil-A or Hobby Lobby signs amicus brief in favor of gay marriage.

The Supreme Court is set to rule on same-sex marriage this summer.  Before arguments are heard, hundreds of businesses and corporations of all shapes and sizes have signed on to an amicus brief urging the SCOTUS to strike down gay marriage bans across the country: Major companies and financial institutions previously have backed the campaign to [Read More…]

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FAITH: Man who burned his hands while praying over hot dish at Applebee’s has lawsuit dismissed.

A New Jersey man has been trying to sue Applebee’s.  It seems that he clasped his hands against a hot dish to pray and suffered minor (very, very minor) burns.  That lawsuit has just been dismissed for the second time. A New Jersey appellate court says a man cannot seek damages for burns he suffered [Read More…]

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FAITH: Texas principal reading bible verses over loudspeaker & tips for setting up your case if your rights are being violated.

Hemant has reported on a situation at White Oak High School in Texas.  It seems the principal of the school reads a bible verse over the loudspeaker every morning.  We know this is happening because a student has recorded it happening on three different occasions. It’s a pity a student had to be the one [Read More…]

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FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Pat Robertson tells parents not to attend gay son’s wedding.

More “great” advice on how to manage family affairs from the “family values” crowd: The viewer said that while one parent was adamant about not attending “because it’s against the Lord’s plan,” the other felt that they should attend in order to show support and love for their child.  In the past, Roberson has been very [Read More…]

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FAITH: Poll finds about a quarter of British Muslims think violence over cartoons of Muhammad is justified.

A new BBC poll has found that a disturbingly high number of British Muslims think violence over cartoons of Muhammad is justified. A BBC poll gauging sentiments in Britain’s Muslim community following the Charlie Hebdo massacre found that more than a quarter harbor some sympathy for the motives behind the Paris attacks that left 17 people dead. [Read More…]

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FAITH: ISIS tossing gay people off rooftops. Crowds stoning the survivors to death.

ISIS has taken to tossing gay people off the roofs of buildings lately.  Apparently god was weighing whether to tell his followers to build houses for the poor or to kill gay people and went with killing gay people: Three men on top of a building, faces covered in black balaclavas, stand on either side [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: Sharing an apple.

Hey everybody.  Sorry for the late start, therapist session this morning.  Here are some pigs sharing an apple: [Read more…]

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“Thank God” for Mormonism

Back when I was still a Christian, I went through a phase where I was fascinated with the phenomenon of Mormonism.   The rapid growth of the Latter-Day Saints puzzled me, and I also saw it as something of a threat to more orthodox Christianity.   I wanted to try to understand how people could fall for [Read More…]

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POLITICS: New Yorks police commissioner blames legal marijuana in Colorado for crime in NY.

The police commissioner in New York, Bill Bratton, thinks the slight increase in homicides in New York is because of legalized marijuana in Colorado.  Seriously: At a news conference Monday, New York Police Department commissioner Bill Bratton blamed a slight uptick in violence in the city (45 homicides at this point last year, versus 54 this [Read More…]

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GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Texas state rep. Jeff Leach’s opinion column.

Politicians in Texas are pretty spectacular.   Oh for the love of Christ (which is literally why shit like this happens). They’re discriminating against us for honoring our traditional values and for believing in a God greater than the government,” she said. Please.  You’re perfectly free to believe in a god greater than the government. [Read More…]

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FAITH & POLITICS: One county trying to declare Idaho a Christian state.

Idaho is home to state rep. Christy Perry who is trying to make it so if you deny your children medical care for religious reasons and your kids die, you are exempted from any charges of neglect.  Apparently neglect is care if you’re religious.  Also war is peace.  Long story short, Idaho has some real winners in [Read More…]

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