New study: conservative protestants more likely to get divorced.

How are those family values working out in the deep South? Demographers Jennifer Glass at the University of Texas and Philip Levchak at the University of Iowa looked county-by-county at divorces for a study to be published later this month in the American Journal of Sociology. Their study controlled for the effect of poverty, which [Read More...]

Mother exorcises demons by killing her children.

Here’s another story of how belief in demons can move even a mother to murder her children: A Maryland mother stabbed two of her children to death and wounded two others while attempting an exorcism, authorities said. Zakieya L. Avery, 28, was charged Saturday with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted [Read More...]

Anti-gay countries more likely to be VERY pro-looking up gay porn online.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give this year’s entry in the Not Surprising Hall of Fame: Search trends released by Google indicate that the African nation, which recently passed a bill sentencing those guilty of “aggravated homosexuality” to life in prison, is the third-most popular source for searches of “man fucking man.” The gold and silver [Read More...]

Long-time Camp Quest counselor’s house burglarized.

Cambridge Broxterman has been a Camp Quest counselor for years.  She’s not just a counselor, she’s organized retreats to plan for the upcoming CQ season and had other managerial roles.  She’s committed, and very good at what she does.  I worked with her at Camp Quest Ohio a few years back (when I tried to [Read More...]

Woman finds “god’s match” on ChristianMingle. God’s match scams her out of $300,000.

For those of you who don’t know about, it’s a dating site where Christians can: “Find God’s Match For You,” claiming that its “deepest desire is to see our members grow in their relationship with Christ while living out their spiritual journeys.” It is, in its words, “a tool God can and has used [Read More...]

Update on me.

Hey again.  Saturday I felt a lot better and actually wound up eating a bit too much.  Boy, I paid the price for that on Sunday.  I did manage to get up to about 1400 calories near the end of the day though when I was feeling a bit better. Still having some problems this [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: gamer cat.

Hey!  Whatcha playin’?  Is it a game?  Can I watch?  Huh?  Can I? [Read more...]

Wave goodbye to North Carolina’s abortion ban.

Judge Catherine Eagles has ruled that the ban is unconstitutional.  The ban would’ve forced doctors to perform an ultrasound on women who wanted an abortion and then describe the image of the fetus to the woman in detail – even if the woman said she did not want this. And Eagles did not mince words: [Read More...]

UConn administration rebuffs “Jesus in the huddle” comments from football coach.

Holy shit, a million props to UConn.  Ok, back story, here’s something their running backs coach said in an interview: “We’re going to do things in our building, fellowship, non-denominational type things, players, coaches. We’re going to make sure they understand that Jesus Christ should be in the center of our huddle, that that’s something [Read More...]

Update #3

Hey everybody.  I did manage to get up to about 900 calories yesterday. This morning I feel better, but it’s the way I feel better that makes it not a good thing.  Because I ate so little yesterday today I feel 30 lbs. lighter.  It feels good.  It feels like success. It is in this [Read More...]

Update #2.

Hey all.  Michaelyn’s home from school and we’re chilling.  My 3pm alarm went off and I couldn’t eat.  I got to the kitchen and just couldn’t do it.  So Michaelyn made a Lean Cuisine (240 calories) and sat with me while I got it down.  The first few bites were really tough…I could taste my [Read More...]

Update #1.

Hey all.  I said I’d keep you apprised to how I’m doing today.  I couldn’t get myself to eat at my noon alarm.  I’m hoping I’ll at least be hungry by my 3pm alarm and I’ll try to get something down then.  *hug* [Read more...]

Uganda’s president blocks anti-gay bill.

Well here’s a pleasant surprise: Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has refused to approve a controversial bill to toughen punishments for homosexuals. He has written to the parliamentary speaker criticising her for passing it in December without a quorum. Homosexuals were “abnormal” or were so for “mercenary reasons” and could be “rescued”, a local paper quotes [Read More...]

Trailer: God Loves Uganda.

Since the passage of a bill which promises harsh penalties (life in prison) for homosexuality and anybody who aids and abets homosexuals, Uganda has become a nightmare for LGBT people.  This nightmare exists, quite simply, because Christianity is getting its way. I just saw this trailer for a documentary by Roger Ross Williams called God [Read More...]