Teacher and administrator at public school shame student for not standing/reciting the pledge of allegiance.

It’s a pity when ideological bullies get placed into a position of power over children. The Southside High School sophomore, who took issue with the pledge’s “under God” clause, sought legal assistance from the secular advocacy group after her high school teacher reportedly threatened her with disciplinary action if she did not rise for the [Read More...]

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Detroit: as education and access to contraception dwindle, abortion rate goes up. Who’d have thunk it?

What if I told you…that if you take away education and access to contraception that the abortion rate goes through the fucking roof? Nearly one-third of all pregnancies in the city of Detroit end in abortion, a statistic public health officials blame on rising poverty and dwindling access to affordable contraception. Of an estimated 18,360 [Read More...]

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Couple booted and banned from Texas restaurant because “We don’t like fags.”

Recall how Pastor Becky Riggle was attempting to convince the Houston city council that business owners should be allowed to break discrimination laws as long as they’re religious?  I’m happy to report she did not succeed: Houston became the latest Texas city to enact legal protections for LGBT citizens on Wednesday, joining Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and San [Read More...]

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Pro gamer who attempted suicide recovering and has realized he wants to live.

Back in March I wrote about one of the first major tragedies to hit professional gaming.  A young professional Korean team was essentially scammed out of their dreams and one of their players, identified by his gamer handle “Promise”, attempted to commit suicide by jumping from a twelve-story building. It’s two and a half months [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: dino dawg is proud of WWJTD commenters!

Good morning!  Who finally slept about 14 hours straight last night?  This guy!  Oh, it’s going to be a glorious day full of happy news stories, I can tell.  I can feel it. So let’s start of with this dino dog: So why is dino dog (really me) proud of the commenters?  The other day [Read More...]

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Son of preacher who died handling poisonous snakes bitten while handling poisonous snakes.

Back in February a snake-handling pastor by the name of Jamie Coots, who believed that Christian faith protected against snake bites (as promised in Mark 16:18), died from being bitten by a poisonous snake he was purposefully handling.  At that time I wrote: It is not generally good form to report on a person’s death [Read More...]

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Six year-old locked in tiny room and abused because he was possessed.

So…this happened: The Canadian County Sheriff’s Office removed a child from a home in El Reno after they learned he was locked in a small room and abused. Edward Everett, 28, and Krystal D. Everette, 32, face child abuse and child neglect charges. Authorities went to their home on Thursday after they received a call [Read More...]

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Mitch McConnell (R-KY): Repeal Obamacare everywhere! …except Kentucky.

Mitch McConnell has been adamant: he won’t rest until that evil Obamacare is repealed.  But then over 300,000 Kentuckians got health insurance through the Affordable Care Act and, welp, ol’ McConnell has changed his tune.  He still wants to repeal that evil Obamacare, but maybe not in Kentucky: The Republican Senate minority leader is rhetorically [Read More...]

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Andrew Seidel goes on conservative show to discuss Shepherd’s Garden Park and owns host Faith Goldy.

Last week I wrote about the Christian park being built in Iowa that received a $140,000 grant from the state government and how the FFRF was intervening.  This week Andrew Seidel of the FFRF went on the SUN Network (the Canadian equivalent of FOX News) to talk about the situation with (this is really her [Read More...]

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Geneticist thinks Christianity will re-emerge because Christians make more babies.

I’ve heard this idea before, but Steve Jones is one of the first people who I’ve seen covered in major media espousing it: Professor Jones said history had proven that religion grows rapidly during large population booms, particularly in poorer countries. He argued that rapid growth in Africa could spark a new resurgence of major [Read More...]

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Tea Party getting thumped everywhere…except Texas.

Politics in Texas is just so damn easy.  All you need to do is make a bunch of assertions that don’t even take a cursory amount of research to be revealed as untrue and count on people being dumb enough to believe it.  Bonus points for pumping steroids into their prejudices. First up, Dan Patrick. [Read More...]

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Dealing with jealousy in a polyamorous relationship.

It’s hard to talk about polyamory without getting flooded by emails and comments asking how I deal with all the jealousy that must surely come with even the thought of a person I love sleeping swapping spit with someone else.  So I reached back into the vault and hauled out my post on jealousy.  Enjoy. [Read More...]

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Vatican back in front of the UN for failing to adequately deal with child-raping priests.

Remember when the Vatican said they were going to crack down on child-raping priests (but would be fighting any police efforts to crack down on them unless legally forced to do so), and then the UN said they were failing at it, and then the Vatican responded by essentially saying they were only going to [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: besties!

Beasties?  Besties?  How about both?  :) [Read more...]

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