Anti-depressing news day post.

Ok, so there’s been a lot to rant about today.  Here are some pictures. This picture captures my relationship with my fiancee every morning.  I’m the cat, she’s the dog. And here’s a regretful lizard. See?  There are still reasons to smile.  Heh. [Read more...]

Pat Robertson: God didn’t send the tornadoes.

When Hurricane Katrina annihilated New Orleans, Pat Robertson knew why it all happened.  It was because of legalized abortion.  Or maybe even because the city was so accommodating to gay people, since on August 6 1998 Robertson threatened the participants of the Orlando, Florida, Gay Pride Festival, stating: “I would warn Orlando that you’re right [Read More...]

James Inhofe suddenly all about disaster relief funding.

Back when Hurricane Sandy hit, the loathsome Senator James Inhofe (of Oklahoma, that fact is important for this post) decided to oppose the relief measure.  His reasoning was that the United States needs to get serious about budget cuts.  When the public reaction was that Inhofe was a callous bastard, Inhofe then said he opposed [Read More...]

GOP’s director of Hispanic outreach in Florida becomes a Democrat…because the GOP is racist.

There’s a reason the position of Director of LGBT Outreach for the 700 Club doesn’t exist.  It would be a miserable job trying to sell people on a group that operates against those people’s interests. It seems that being in charge of Hispanic outreach for the Republican Party is very much the same.  Pablo Pantoja, [Read More...]

SCOTUS to hear a case on government-funded prayer.

In 1983 the Supreme Court reviewed a case in which the most badass state senator in all the land (not just in Nebraska) Ernie Chambers argued that the state paying a chaplain to start legislative sessions with prayer violated the first amendment.  Chambers, sadly, lost the case.  SCOTUS ruled that government funding of chaplains was [Read More...]

Atheists uniting to help the Oklahoma victims.

Moore, Oklahoma got mangled by tornadoes last night.  Interestingly, nobody is saying it’s because Oklahoma is too friendly to gay people. The same god who conceived of natural disasters and who watched the devastating storm with indifference is being equally inert when it comes to answering prayers of the victims.  However, human beings are answering [Read More...]

I’m a government shill for the Boston bombing false flag!

Christina here… It started with a simple comment. While browsing Youtube videos, I came across one of the many videos claiming that the Boston bombing survivors who have had legs amputated were actors. In the video, the narrator claims Adrianne Haslet-Davis and Heather Abbott (both lost their left legs below the knee in the bombing in [Read More...]

Good reviews for musical about leaving faith.

The musical TJ and Mr. Oaksite, which deals with a young woman abandoning faith and dealing with mental illness (and which also has a character fashioned after yours truly :D), has debuted to wonderful reviews! But lest you think this is heavy philosophy, Wilkinson’s story humanizes the debate. Two sisters — the T.J. of the [Read More...]

God was absent at the Boston Marathon and he was absent in the bombers’ wake.

I just read an article from the Christian Post titled Where Was God During the Boston Marathon?  This paragraph concisely captures the desperation with which so many Christians attempt to defend god’s absence. In the meantime, instead of focusing on all the evil which seems to permeate every crack and crevice of this planet, we [Read More...]

New books from David Fitzgerald and Dana Fredsti!

David Fitzgerald has his newest book out: The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion Book One: The Mormons.  If you know Dave, or if you read his first wildly successful book Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All, then you know Dave has a real talent for taking academic, fact-filled material [Read More...]

WWJTD podcast: Heina Dadabhoy and Islam.

We did a podcast with Heina Dadabhoy and talked about Islam and the ways to criticize it. [Read more...]

Pseudoscience, Eugenie Scott, NCSE, and the Journal Nature

Anne here … The eminent science journal Nature devoted its May 15, 2013, editorial to applauding the work of the National Center for Science Education and its retiring director, Eugenie Scott. Critics of mainstream science frequently dispute evolution or climate change. Whatever their target, a common tactic is to challenge how well mainstream scientists accept these [Read More...]

Gage Pulliam: Oklahoma’s Defender of Separation of Church and State

Anne here … The Freedom From Religion Foundation does more than write letters and file lawsuits. Last Monday the Muldrow, Oklahoma public schools confirmed that it has permanently removed Ten Commandment plaques from all of its classrooms. Theocratic parents, of course, complain that after allowing the signs to stay up for twenty years, taking them [Read More...]

Slow news day. Let’s play video games!

The news is pretty dry today.  Good!  Less news equals less bad news which equals more happy in JT land. Let’s celebrate!  I’m going to knock off early and play some League of Legends for a bit.  Then tonight from 9pm EDT to 1am EDT I’ll be streaming more league of legends showing people who [Read More...]