The 10th Circuit’s ruling on the constitutionality of gay marriage bans (they’re not constitutional) affected several states, including North Carolina. Nestled in NC is Columbus County which doesn’t care for it one bit. Their Board of Commissioners passed a resolution opposing the 10th Circuit’s ruling: The Columbus County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Monday night [Read More…]
When given the choice between lying or admitting you’re not persecuted, Jesus would want you to lie.
In Idaho the owners of a for-profit business which performs wedding ceremonies thinks the law shouldn’t apply to their business because they’re religious. Pastors of churches in Idaho are going merrily along giving praise to discrimination against LGBT people and calling it the love of Jesus, but two business owners break business laws against discrimination [Read More…]
I found a press release in my inbox this morning from American Atheists describing their campaign to get atheists out to vote. Here are the deets: On Tuesday, American Atheists announced the launch of the #AtheistVoter Campaign, a two-week initiative on social media to encourage atheists, humanists, agnostics, and other non-religious U.S. citizens to voice [Read More…]
Dunno if you’ve been listening to Pat Robertson lately, but there are deadly consequences to same-sex marriage (literally, he used the word “deadly”). Nowhere, apparently, is this more obvious than in Idaho: Onslaught of sexual behavior! Personally, I have very happy dreams about being on the receiving end of an onslaught of sexual behavior, but [Read More…]
The Malaysian state of Kelatan is set to criminalize Muslim men skipping out on attending mosque. Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) issued a statement today opposing the announced plans of the government of the Malaysian state of Kelatan to enforce a provision of a 1994 law that criminalizes the failure of Muslim men to go for Friday prayers in [Read More…]
Man, even when atheists do good shit it’s not enough for some people. I saw this tweet about the El Paso Atheists cleaning up a highway (that Jesus was too busy to clean up with his all-powerfulness): To be clear, the goal of this wasn’t to have atheists say “Oh man, Jesus does exist. [Read More…]
The Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) at George Mason University has released a study that was picked up by Disifo.org, which I only mention because they had an amazingly worded opening to their post: Keep in mind the three times zero would be zero, so this study does not exonerate the Democrats. The idea that [Read More…]
I’ve written a couple of times on how horribly fucked the state of Kansas is thanks to Gov. Brownback and a kowtowing GOP legislature letting him do whatever he wants. But the Daily Show takes it to all new levels: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video [Read More…]
I don’t regret withholding judgment on CJ. I think the atheist movement could do with a bit more of that. However, CJ seems determined to self-destruct. His apology on facebook read pretty much as “Sam Harris’ fans are unfairly attacking me for things I’m sorry about and won’t do again.” It’s just weird. And Sam [Read More…]
Why Arizona’s Republican Attorney General is not appealing the striking down of AZ’s gay marriage ban.
Republicans like to tout themselves as fiscal conservatives, but this claim becomes hypocritical when you see how eagerly they’ll waste tax-payer money seeking governmental privilege for Christians or fighting lawsuits they’re doomed to lose to rally their voting base. I’m happy to report that one Republican, Arizona’s Attorney General Tom Horne, seems to take the [Read More…]
This weekend I had one of my worst bouts with depression in recent memory. I’ll save you details on how bad it was for now, but it was pretty rough. I followed my list of coping maneuvers, reached out to confidante, and even asked for support on my facebook page. Specifically I wrote: Having a [Read More…]