I teach voice today, so posts will be short. However, there’s a couple that will require nuance and sorrow. Hopefully this can provide some laughter: [Read more…]
In Alabama on Monday Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis was one of the judges who elected to defy the federal ruling striking down the state’s gay marriage ban. As expected he was sued by some of the couples who wanted to get married that morning. A hearing is set for Thursday morning and will [Read More…]
GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Gov. Sam Brownback just removed LGBT as a class protected from discrimination.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has just issued an executive order (which is tyranny when Obama does it) that removes LGBT people as a protected class: Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order Tuesday removing gender identity and sexual orientation from the protected classes of state employees. His order rescinds a prior order from former Gov. [Read More…]
Holy shit. I just read the Freedom From Religion Foundation‘s most recent press release. I thought I’d come across some shitty administrations in my time (remember, I used to joust with them for a living), but I’ve never, ever heard of anything like what’s going on in the Emanuel County School System, Swainsboro, GA. The parents [Read More…]
I recently got this question from a reader, we’ll call her Joanna Dark. Joanna asks: Is there anything that I can do about a new co-worker who feels the need to mention/credit god in any personal conversation at work? (Short of not making even small talk with her, which feels rude to me). I’d prefer [Read More…]
The American Humanist Association just tweeted this lovely, lovely image: God damn, I’m a happy man. That just leaves 13 states where marriage equality is still denied, and it’s a lot of the same states that were the last to relinquish slavery and segregation. Imagine that. And some of those white states have already had their [Read More…]
GAY RIGHTS & POLITICS: Arkansas senate passes measure that would prohibit anti-discrimination protections for LGBT.
Jesus fucking Christ, my home state of Arkansas is on a derpy roll lately. I guess they weren’t content watching Alabama claim the title as most bigoted state and wanted to step up their game. The Arkansas state senate just passed a measure that would prevent cities and towns from adopting measures that prohibit discrimination [Read More…]
Evangelist Franklin Graham is sad because Christians are being persecuted! Christianity is under attack by people who are, brace yourself, elected. The president of the Billy Graham Evangelist Association admonished believers in America for standing by while godless, democratically appointed government officials rip the Christian foundation of the country out from under them. “Our country has changed, [Read More…]
Behold Saleh Al-Saadoon, a Middle Eastern historian, who supports a ban on women driving in Arab countries. I love the thesis of his argument. It’s not that he thinks women are beneath men, it’s that he wants to protect them! If women are allowed to drive they might, *gasp* be out in public by themselves. Anything could [Read More…]
A ruling in Canada has invalidated the country’s 22 year-old ban on physician-assisted suicide: The Supreme Court of Canada overturned a ban on physician-assisted suicide on Friday, unanimously reversing a decision it made in 1993 and putting Canada in the company of a handful of Western countries to make it legal. The top court said [Read More…]
I don’t like Prince Charles (anti-vax, supporter of alt-med, ugh), but I must give credit where it’s due. It turns out even people we don’t generally like can be correct at times, and it’s just as important to make note of that as the multitude of times when they’re wrong. This is one of those [Read More…]
According to the Washington Post, here’s where we stand this morning: While the map may look demoralizing at first look, remember that those nine counties contain just under half of Alabama’s population: About 40 percent of the state’s residents live in counties that went forward with the same-sex unions, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Couples [Read More…]
This is positively brilliant. If ever there was a godless music charity concert, who would you want to see there? My dream lineup would include Dan Barker, Shelley Segal, Roy Zimmerman, Jaclyn Glenn, and Tim Minchin. The times I’ve gotten to sing with them (except Minchin) have been some of my favorite musical experiences ever. Man, [Read More…]