Public high school student won’t participate in class until ten commandments monument returns.

The superintendent of Harding High School in Marion, OH recently did something really smart: he removed a ten commandments monument from the school.  His reasoning was: According to Superintendent Gary Barber, he had watched other Ohio school districts face legal challenges and wanted “to make sure that [our] resources are directly aligned to our district’s mission and vision [Read More…]

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Gay conversion group uses gay model to represent a straight twin.

An anti-gay group called Parents and Friends of Ex-gays and Gays (as if a friend is someone who tries to shame what you are and turn you into something you’re not) recently put up a billboard.  The billboard says twin studies prove homosexuality does not have a genetic component (as if genes can’t express in [Read More…]

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ISIS pamphlet details the proper way to make sex slaves of captive women.

Apparently ISIS has begun circulating a pamphlet with instructions on how they may or may not rape/beat their female captives: In some of its answers, the document cites the Koran to back up its claims. In answering whether it’s OK to have sex with a captive, the pamphlet states, “It is permissible to have sexual intercourse [Read More…]

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Ohio Gov. requires public schools to partner with faith-based groups to get funding for mentoring program.

Gov. John Kasich in Ohio just signed a law that would require public schools to partner with faith-based organizations to get state funding for mentoring programs: A newly launched mentoring program funded with taxpayer dollars requires Ohio school districts to partner with a faith-based organization and a business in order to have access to the [Read More…]

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After her son nearly dies in a car crash, sensible mother thanks Honda, not god.

Lynn Beisner, writing under a pen name, just wrote a piece in the Washington Post talking about how her son, thankfully, recently survived a grisly car crash: Last Friday night, a semi-trailer pushed the car my son was driving into a Jersey barrier. The trailer’s back wheel landed on the hood of the car, less [Read More…]

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My Husband is a Recovering Depressive Anorexic and here’s What I’ve Learned (Part 2)

CONTENT NOTE: THIS POST DISCUSSES SUICIDE AND SELF-HARM. THESE TOPICS MAY BE TRIGGERING FOR SOME INDIVIDUALS. Hello WWJTD readers! Michaelyn – JT’s wife – here! For those just tuning in, this post is a part of a series. See Part 1 here. My intention is to reach out to those who may be close to [Read More…]

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Social Darwinism

It’s the difference between is and ought. [Read more…]

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BREAKING: Sydney hostage-taker identified.

For those following the situation in Sydney where a man has taken about 16 hostage in the Lindt Cafe (police are not sure on the number), he’s been identified.  He is Man Haron Monis, better-known as Sheikh Haron.  He was once an ayatollah in Iran before his wife and children were detained for his liberal [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: booby.

Pervs. [Read more…]

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Members of a North Carolina church kidnapped a man and tried to beat homosexual demons out of him.

Oh, you find other men attractive?  That’s way worse than kidnapping a person and beating their ass: Five members of a controversial North Carolina church were indicted this week on charges that they kidnapped and assaulted a fellow member because he had been possessed by “homosexual demons.” On Monday, a Rutherford County grand jury indicted [Read More…]

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Berlin grants humanist students a holiday – with the day off and everything!

Berlin has enshrined World Humanist Day as what would pretty much amount to a federal holiday here in the States: Schools in Berlin have recognized World Humanist Day as a holiday on a par with All Saints’ Day, Yom Kippur and Eid al-Fitr. The decision means Berlin pupils who subscribe to humanism — a philosophy [Read More…]

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Air Force secretary supports lifting transgender ban.

Good on her: Now that the U.S. military has opened more jobs to women and allowed gay men and lesbians to serve openly, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says the ban on transgender troops is likely to be reassessed and should be lifted. “Times change,” she told Capital Download, saying the policy “is likely [Read More…]

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Bryan Fischer: report on torture is a petty act by Democrats.

Bryan Fischer was upset by the Senate Intelligence Committee’s findings about the United States’ torture program.  Not because we tortured people, but because it was revealed that we tortured people (so much for confession being a virtue).  This makes the Democrats (not the Republicans who started a torture program) juvenile delinquents. “They just got voted [Read More…]

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Fundraising Friday: the Seekerfest Conference.

The Fundraising Friday posts work on a basic idea: ordinarily when a fundraiser is posted it’s mostly people who have an appreciable amount of money donating large sums (or at least sums that appear large to a guy who blogs for a living).  However, this blog gets between 3,500-5,000 unique readers each day, and if [Read More…]

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