Gunmen murder human rights lawyer defending professor accused of blasphemy.

Want to see how religion can fuck up a person’s mind? Gunmen posing as clients shot dead a prominent human rights lawyer defending a professor accused of blasphemy, officials said Thursday, underscoring the danger facing those trying to put an end to religious intolerance in majority-Muslim Pakistan. If you think murder is a lesser crime [Read More...]

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Candidate for Texas Lt. Governor: Planned Parenthood does nothing for women’s health.

Dan Patrick is running for Lt. Governor in Texas.  During a debate the other day with the current Lt. Governor, Patrick decided to honor Texas’ rich history of electing the person who says the stupidest things: “This is a myth that Planned Parenthood has anything to do with women’s health,” he opined. “Why are they [Read More...]

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Siouxland Freethinkers to give secular invocation at city council meeting.

In the wake of the SCOTUS’s horrid ruling the the Greece case, atheists everywhere are signing up to give atheist invocations.  The Siouxland Freethinkers are all over it: After the U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing governing bodies to open meetings with a prayer, an atheist group has signed up to give its own sort of [Read More...]

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Catholic Church demonstrates its hypocrisy with Harvard Satanist assembly.

When people (religious people included) elect not to spend their money at restaurants that turn away gay people or who use their profits to maintain a state of legal inequality for gays, then it’s religious discrimination and silencing of religious people. But when Catholics tell a university to forcibly stop another religion’s meeting?  Then it’s [Read More...]

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Japan’s first lady takes part in pride parade.

You go, guuuuuuuuurl! On Sunday, Japan’s first lady Akie Abe – wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe – chose to show her support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities of Japan by taking part in the third annual Tokyo Rainbow Pride event. The 51-year-old wife of the highly conservative premier stood in all white on [Read More...]

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Benham brothers wouldn’t know hate if it was punching them.

Backstory: HGTV was going to run a show about flipping homes to benefit the poor featuring a pair of twins, the Benham brothers.  RightWingWatch recently published an article detailing some of the brothers’ work in opposition to gay rights: Flip’s son, David Benham, led a prayer rally — Charlotte 7:14 — outside of the Democratic National Convention [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: baby rhino is thirsty!

Here’s an animated GIF of somebody feeding a baby rhino.  Enjoy the morning happiness…we’re gonna need it today. [Read more...]

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League of Legends All-Star open thread.

Are you a League player watching the All-Star games in Paris?  Here’s a place where we can hang out and shoot the shit about the games. Already this morning Bjergsen made North America proud.  :D [Read more...]

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No blogs today.

Hey gang!  League of Legends All-Star break starts today, so I’ll be watching it with Michaelyn and my bro.  See you tomorrow!  I’ll be around this weekend too. [Read more...]

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40 harmful effects of Christianity.

American Atheists posted this list to their facebook page, and I figured it needed all the amplification I could provide. 1. The discouragement of rational, critical thought. 2. Vilification of homosexuality, resulting in discrimination, parents disowning their children, murder, and suicide. 3. Women treated like second-class citizens based on religious teachings. 4. Children growing up [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: I am a cookie.

Found the most adorable cookie ever. [Read more...]

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Delhi court: pre-marital sex is against the tenets of every religion.

In a move that drew a collective “wtf” from just about every pagan-based religion on earth, a court in Delhi has said that pre-marital sex is against the tenets of every religion. Pre-marital sex is “immoral” and against the “tenets of every religion”, a Delhi court has said while holding that every act of sexual [Read More...]

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Arizona pastor: if you wear yoga pants, you deserve rape.

I keep being told that atheists have no basis for morality and that religion, specifically Christianity, makes people better.  So when I heard about a man in Arizona saying something thoroughly evil like women who wear yoga pants deserve to be raped, I immediately think “Gee, someone get that guy some Christianity pronto.” Oh, he’s [Read More...]

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Politician running for the job of detecting and punishing fraud charged with six counts of…just guess.

Kathleen Cox is running for the position of auditor in Alameda County.  Her website claims “as the county’s auditor, I will fight waste and fraud.”  So you’ll never guess why she’ll be in court soon…unless you said on six counts of fraud.  Then you’d be right. A politician running for Alameda County auditor has been [Read More...]

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