We keep hearing there’s this war on Christianity. It turns out, surprise, there isn’t: The right wing insists that there’s a war on Christianity. FBI hate crimes statistics tell a very different story, however. Far from being the victims of religiously motivated attacks, hate crimes against protestants are almost non-existent, while crimes against Jews, Muslims [Read More…]
Last night the Alabama Supreme Court, in a 6-1 vote, handed out a special ruling forbidding probate judges in Alabama from issuing same-sex marriage licenses: The Alabama Supreme Court handed down a special ruling Tuesday, ordering a stop to the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses by probate judges. The order addresses the confusion over same-sex [Read More…]
ISIS has found a new target for death threats: twitter. Apparently twitter won’t violate their terms of service so ISIS can tweet out their murders, which they think merits more murders: ISIS supporters on Sunday called on jihadis around the world to kill Twitter employees because of the company’s frequent blocking of their social media [Read More…]
Ok, here’s a story that’ll make you happy. Rep. Don Coram, a Republican lawmaker in Colorado, has thrown his support in for the Colorado Family Planning Initiative, which would make IUDs affordable to low income women: Much to the chagrin of his Republican colleagues, Colorado Rep. Don Coram (R) is rejecting the junk science and [Read More…]
Saw this on reddit. It’s often we’re told that religion makes people’s lives better. It’s a mystery then why the most religious parts of the country tend to be the most plagued by a variety of factors. It’s almost like making voting and governmental decisions based on your religion, rather than about what [Read More…]
Last night the city of Charlotte was an ideological battleground. NOM and many other anti-gay groups bused in hundreds of people to oppose a civil rights ordinance being voted on that would provide protections for LGBT citizens. Behold, some of the winners from last night: The guy insisting the government consult the church is hilarious. [Read More…]
GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: California lawyer submits initiative which proposes killing all gay citizens.
A California lawyer believes god wants him (and the rest of us) to murder gay people – people who aren’t harming anybody, but who just find one set of genitals more aesthetically pleasing than others. Instead of thinking “Wow, god is a villain” he instead concluded that sure, murder is a justifiable reaction to two [Read More…]
Some of the men suspected in the murder of Avijit Roy have been arrested. Three suspected Islamists were on Saturday arrested in Bangladesh in a pre-dawn raid, as authorities intensified a crackdown on extremists following the brutal killing of American blogger Avijit Roy in the capital. As Terry Firma points out over at Friendly Atheist, [Read More…]
FAITH: David Barton: there will never be a vaccination for AIDS because the bible says it’s to punish gay people.
David Barton confirms that he’s not just a liar and a lousy “historian,” he’s also a deplorable human being. “Anything the Bible says is right, there is scientific basis for it now,” Barton said. “The federal government, in the last several years, has spent tens of billions of dollars looking for a vaccine for AIDS [Read More…]
FAITH & GAY RIGHTS: Scott Lively calls for prayer vigil before SCOTUS until same-sex marriage ruling.
For those who don’t know Scott Lively, he’s a very colorful chap who really, really, really doesn’t like gay people. Like, to the tune of supporting laws that would see LGBT people killed in other countries. He also claims to know the anti-Christ will arrive in September if LGBT people are allowed to marry. He’s [Read More…]