Duggars go from their show getting cancelled being “a blessing” to being heartbroken in about a week.

A week ago the Duggars were saying they were looking at the cancellation of their TV show as a blessing.  Now that the reality has set in they’re singing a very different tune: The cancellation came two months after a 2006 police report surfaced revealing that Josh Duggar had been accused at age 14 of [Read More...]

Federal court rules Washington pharmacists must dispense birth control regardless of religious beliefs.

Here’s a win: at least in the state of Washington pharmacists can’t deny customers emergency contraceptives just because their religion supposedly gets them an exemption from doing their job: Washington state can force pharmacies to dispense Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, a federal appeals court said Thursday in a long-running lawsuit brought by pharmacists [Read More...]

Theodore Shoebat: we have to kill gay people before they brainwash our kids into Christian-killing Nazis.

Oh JT!  Stop it with your sensationalized blog titles.  Heh, I wish. Every day since the Obergefell ruling it seems religious leaders say increasingly more bizarre things about LGBT people.  Theodore Shoebat, who regularly appears in columns and documentaries beside top tier GOP lawmakers, has today’s biggest hit: I believe that the reason why the [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: Puppy just wants to eat with his friends.

Good morning, everybody! [Read more...]

Disproving Evolution – Part 26 – Second Law of Thermodynamics

[Index of series posts] Continuing the rebuttal of the article,  “9 Scientific Facts Prove that “The Theory of Evolution” is wrong.” Scientific fact #7 – “Chaos From Organization Proves Evolution is Wrong” [Read more...]

Moving day #1

Hey guys.  Content will be light to non-existent today.  We’re moving the first big load of our stuff.  The next big load will come on Saturday (you’re welcome, all you pervs out there). But next week we’ll be in Kansas City.  Wheeeeeee! [Read more...]

Let’s Judge Jesus’ Judgment Day, Shall We?

Jesus’ Judgment Day most often remains completely unquestioned by society. It is a cultural fixture that is threatened uncritically by believers and simply given a pass as a moral trope by culture generally. I find it particularly amusing (not to mention deeply disturbing) that in the cancelled television show, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” someone’s [Read More...]

Disproving Evolution – Part 25 – DNA Error Repair

[Index of series posts] Continuing the rebuttal of the article,  “9 Scientific Facts Prove that “The Theory of Evolution” is wrong.” Scientific fact #6 – “DNA Error Checking Proves Evolution is Wrong” [Read more...]

Texas Republican: it makes no sense to not allow guns in hospitals.

It’s pretty easy math: if you have a population of white people you’ll probably see white leaders; if you have a population of educated people you’ll probably see educated people.  So if you’re wondering why the GOP pool of Presidential candidates is collectively out of their minds, look no further than the population from which [Read More...]

Ohio woman literally let Jesus take the wheel and literally crashed.

Marilyn Perry crashed her car last year, she claims it was because she was praying behind the wheel: The victim, Pamela Beckham, 50, suffered a broken neck and numerous other injuries. Bellevue police initially believed that the driver, Marilyn Perry, 62, was on her cell phone at the time of the accident, or was under the [Read More...]

EU Court of Human Rights rules same-sex partnerships are a human right.

Well this is interesting: Europe’s top human rights court on Tuesday ruled that existing human rights laws require governments to legally recognize same-sex partnerships. The ruling from The European Court of Human Rights was in response to a suit brought by three same-sex couples challenging the Italian government, the only government in Western Europe that [Read More...]

Rick Santorum doesn’t think public schools allow books celebrating moms, dads, or marriage.

Rick Santorum opened his mouth again and, as we all know, every time Rick Santorum opens his mouth an angel gets its wings and I get blog content: Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) said schools are only allowing books that foster acceptance of LGBT parents but not of “moms and dads and marriage” when he [Read More...]

MORNING HAPPINESS: A willing pillow.

Good morning, all! [Read more...]

There’s a water witch running around California. Yahoo News has the scoop.

Yahoo News has alerted me a very special individual in drought-addled California: Vern Tassey doesn’t advertise. He’s never even had a business card. But here in California’s Central Valley, word has gotten around that he’s a man with “the gift,” and Tassey, a plainspoken, 76-year-old grandfather, has never been busier. The gift?  What, is he [Read More...]