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...]
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...]
Mitch McConnell has been adamant: he won’t rest until that evil Obamacare is repealed.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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
Beasties? Besties? How about both? :) [Read more...]
Since I’m on the road today I figured I’d dig into the vault and put one of my older pieces up. The piece, when it was originally posted, was titled Adventures in Polyamory. The original title was I Slept with a Married Woman, but at the time I was working for the SSA and my [Read More...]
Today the pre-wedding tour continues as Michaelyn and I venture from Kansas City to Mountain Home where we will stay until we are wed. O.o I feel like a kid…I’m a pretty laid back person. I’m very much in the “being married won’t change a thing” camp. I don’t need any pomp or ceremony, just [Read More...]
The House science committee, which is chaired and run by a group of Republicans who are decidedly anti-science, has pulled a North Carolina and said the military can’t research or acknowledge climate change. The notoriously anti-science House Science Committee has hit a new low, voting on Thursday to approve a spending bill amendment that “would prohibit defense spending [Read More...]
White House inadvertently reveals the identity of top CIA agent in the most face-palmingly way possible.
A list of people being briefed by Barack Obama when he visits Kabul was created. This list accidentally contained the name of our top spy in the country who, if his identity were compromised, could put him and his family in danger. That list was then sent to reporters. The CIA’s top officer in Kabul [Read More...]
It was the cynical Rahm Emanuel who once said “Never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” Nobody heeded his call to use the crisis of others to empower yourselves like religious leaders in the wake [Read More...]