This cat is using the skylight to full troll effect. “Look at my butt! Look at it!” My therapist appointment is this morning, so the blogging will start about noon central time. Wish me luck. [Read more…]
As usual I can find no better wording than what Matt Dillahunty put on facebook: It’s certainly possible for an atheist to kill people because of their religion. It’s certainly possible that even in an ongoing parking dispute with neighbors, an individual’s hatred of the neighbors religion could contribute and amplify the response to the [Read More…]
Ok, here’s another happy post. Yesterday I wrote about how the Arkansas Senate passed a bill that would prohibit Arkansas town from passing nondiscrimination ordinances that protected LGBT people. Boo, Arkansas. But in Arkansas there is one town which everybody knows is a holdout for the state’s LGBT population: Eureka Springs. Last night, before the [Read More…]
Today requires a second morning happiness. Here’s a bona fide officiant in Alabama making herself available for LGBT couples who just got their marriage license: Some days you look at the world and it looks pretty black. It’s important to look for stuff like this. [Read more…]
It’s coming to light that the man who shot and killed three Muslim students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was an atheist. It’s not clear why he shot them. CNN says it was a parking dispute, and even FOX News says the same: The murder of three North Carolina college students [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…]