Texas lawmakers want to slash funding to public schools for having equality policies.

Forget public schools that would rather ban all clubs than let a Gay-Straight Alliance form, some Texas legislators are trying to slash funding to schools/universities with pro-equality statutes for students and employees.  This is in response to the Pflugerville School District recently became the first to offer benefits to the partners of LGBT teachers.  Pflugerville [Read More...]

Kansas Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex adoption.

ThinkProgress reports that the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled in favor of same-sex adoption.  Ordinarily you’d think that such an obviously correct statement, like gays can actually take care of children, wouldn’t be much to write about…but it’s in Kansas. In a decision on how to handle a dissolved same sex relationship in which children [Read More...]

Keith O’Brien: evil.

I was digging through the file labeled “Not Surprising at All” this morning and came across the story of Keith O’Brien, the Archbishop of St. Andrews and exceedingly high-ranking Cardinal.  It turns out that he spent his whole career ferociously opposing the rights of homosexuals and making advances on his male subordinates.  One of those [Read More...]

League of Legends player list.

So, I have all the readers who have added me in a nice little tab in League of Legends…but it occurs to me that everybody else may want to populate their friends list with fun atheists who don’t treat every match as if it’s life and death. If you’d like to throw your summoner name [Read More...]

When a turnover is the right play to make.

I love sports.  But they should always be an extension of the human desire to compete, and should never take the place of decency. I’m happy to see some young people, who are often placed in an environment where winning is given more value than morality, have their priorities in line (even when many adults [Read More...]

Woman fired for having pre-marital sex.

San Diego Christian College has fired one of its employees for having pre-marital sex.  The employee is suing the school, but I don’t think she has a case since she signed a contract saying she wouldn’t have sex as part of her employment. That’s not the point.  The point is that ordinarily a person with [Read More...]

Steve Lavin: corporations are people.

So the GOP, during the elections, whined and whined about the economy and how they were the ones to fix it (despite being the ones who created the mess in the first place).  So what have they done since then?  A whole lot of abortion and creationism bills. Steve Lavin, a state Republican in Montana, [Read More...]

Why are only pleasant things sinful?

Sitting in the Des Moines airport after two extra days in Iowa courtesy of snowmageddon.  Had a blast with the students from the SSA at Central College.  Seriously, A++, would hang out with again.  Soon I’ll be home for a couple of days before jetting off to Nebraska.  No rest for the weary.  :P I [Read More...]

Dave Muscato to join American Atheists.

American Atheists has hired a new public relations manager. “We’re very excited to bring Mr. Muscato on board,” said David Silverman, President of American Atheists. “He brings great ideas and strong activism to our organization.” “I’m very happy for the opportunity to work for American Atheists,” Muscato said.  “This has long been a dream of [Read More...]

Hey Christians! Don’t do this.

My father forwarded this to me.  It’s a rant from a waitress he knows that has been mirrored by my own experience working in restaurants.  If you’re a restaurant employee, you dread working Wednesday night and Sunday mornings, not only for the rush, but for how demanding and unsympathetic the people in those rushes tend [Read More...]

Taxes are low right now.

This is beautiful, and it’s getting used in lots of political discussions by me from now on. When even Ben Stein is saying it’s time to raise taxes on the wealthy, that should tell you something. [Read more...]

League of Legends today!

Stranded in Iowa, what better way to spend the time than by playing League of Legends?  My name is Zheyr and I’ll be arranging PvP and bot games throughout the day.  Just swing in and say hi and let me know you want to play.  And be prepared to play a couple games as an [Read More...]

Government sanctioned rape: super heartless edition.

**trigger warnings all over** Not to be outdone by their brothers in Christ in Wisconsin, the Indiana GOP is also trying to make unnecessary, invasive procedures mandatory before women get a legal, medical procedure.  But Indiana Republicans are upping the ante: women will need to be invaded without their consent twice in Indiana. What makes [Read More...]

Show declares it can heal people over the airwaves.

A television program in the UK titled The Miracle Hour is telling people they are cured of illness, only by touching the television (or their own leg)! Bishop Simon told him to lay his hand on his leg and said: “I cause diabetes to die in your body. “I lose you and declare you set [Read More...]