Cities hosting the Olympics will have to adopt non-discrimination resolution that includes LGBT!

What a wonderful bit of news this is!  The Olympic Committee has decreed that any city hosting the Olympics will have to sign on to an anti-discrimination clause that includes LGBT people. The International Olympics Committee (IOC) has announced that moving forward, prospective host cities will have to a agree to a new anti-discrimination clause as part [Read More...]

Student prayer bill coming to Alabama.

Ah, Alabama, my old nemesis.  We meet again. A pair of Alabama lawmakers plan to sponsor legislation guaranteeing public school students – and their teachers – the right to pray in school. The sponsors, state Rep. Steve McMillan, R-Gulf Shores, and Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, contend the bill would clarify a right Americans already have. [Read More...]

Jon Stewart to FOX News: F*** you and your false patriotism.

When I came on to Patheos I promised to not use curse words in the titles of posts, lest some religious readers see them in their feeds and inadvertently be exposed to sin or something.  So sorry about that. Anyway, FOX News has a history of harping on the President given any opportunity, and apparently [Read More...]

Foundation for Moral Law thinks Ginsburg and Kagan should recuse themselves from gay marriage rulings.

The Foundation for Moral Law or “FML” (which is what I exclaim every time I read one of their press releases), run by Kayla Moore (the wife of Alabama’s Judge Roy Moore), thinks that SCOTUS Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg should recuse themselves from any decisions involving marriage equality.  Moore claims that Justice Kagan [Read More...]

“Nobody recruited me [to ISIS], I read the Koran.”

Despite the fact that ISIS literally stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham and that its leaders are frequently justifying their actions with recourse to Islam and its holy books, I’ve bumped into several atheists who don’t think religion plays into ISIS’s misdeeds. So I thought I’d share this video I came across yesterday [Read More...]

Another politician forgets that microphones actually record what you say.

Earlier this month Robert Pittenger (R-NC) was asked at a town hall meeting if he thought businesses should be able to fire employees for being gay.  Think Progress then published an article in which they reported that Pittenger did think businesses should be able to discriminate in this way: At a town hall event in Ballantyne, [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: too freaking much!

I saw too many cute pictures this morning to post just one of them.  Take them all! [Read more...]

Baby drowns in baptismal. Pastor says “god doesn’t make mistakes.”

In Decatur, AL a baby, not quite two years old, has drowned in a church baptismal. A mother in Decatur, Ala., says her prayers were answered when, after years of trying, she had a baby boy nearly two years ago. But tragedy struck when Brayden King was left in the care of his teen sister [Read More...]

Dinesh D’Souza gets five years probation. Glenn Beck says he’s a political prisoner.

As many of you know, Dinesh D’souza has been a bad boy recently.  He cheated on his wife and got engaged to another woman while he was still married (and bear in mind, Dinesh thinks gays getting married will ruin marriage.  Then he used his mistress and a little forgery to circumvent campaign finance laws.  D’souza [Read More...]

Gheen: Terrorists not attacking us because they are so pleased with Obama.

Anti-immigrant activist William Gheen did an interview with the WND the other day in which he asserted that terrorists aren’t attacking us under Obama because they like him so much. “Here you have a sheriff trying to do his job with no support,” said Gheen. “Large numbers of terrorists have already exploited the inadequate patrol of [Read More...]

Ocala, FL the police force encouraged the city to attend its prayer vigil which was held last night.

The city of Ocala, FL is having a prayer vigil put on not by a local church, but by their police force. The Freedom From Religion Foundation is urging the Ocala (Fla.) Police Department to cancel a “Community Prayer Vigil” scheduled for tonight, Wed., Sept. 24. Police Chief Greg Graham posted a letter on police [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: it’s pet time, not sleep time.

This kitten is confused.  The human think it’s sleep time when clearly it’s not. [Read more...]

Your Evening Husky Indifference: JT’s Happy Dance

JT was happy today. Apparently in his flamboyant celebration he decided to taunt this poor husky.     Im calling animal control. On JT! [Read more...]

17 year-old interjecting in AHA case to have “under god” removed from the pledge.

The American Humanist Association is suing the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District in New Jersey.  A family in New Jersey has requested that their 17 year-old daughter should be allowed to intervene in the case because, if “under god” isn’t in the pledge she is supposedly being silenced. A court has ruled that a Blackwood teenager and [Read More...]