Study: Republicans lie about three times as much as Dems.

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…]

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Daily Show on the failed Republican experiment in Kansas.

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…]

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The only way homosexuality could affect your marriage.

My father posted this image this morning and I felt it was good enough to be shared.  I will definitely get some use out of this quote: [Read more…]

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I gave CJ Werleman the benefit of the doubt and it seems he’s determined to blow it.

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…]

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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…]

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Your morning happiness: my morning happiness.

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…]

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LaBarbera and Mefferd pine for an anti-gay Rosa Parks.

Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (which ironically does little but spread lies) went on Janet Mefferd’s radio show where, together, they longed for a “Rosa Parks” who is the opposite of Rosa Parks in every way: One of the watershed moments, if not the watershed moment, of the civil rights movement was [Read More…]

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For those having trouble accessing the blog via iphone.

I know it has a tendency to pop up the app store for some game.  The tech people at Patheos know this and are trying to fix it.  That’s all I can say, but at least be comforted that it’s being worked on. <3 [Read more…]

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Chaplain for Sooners’ football team lured man from home in order to steal his drugs.

Being the chaplain for a college football team is tough work.  There’s all the proselytizing to athletes, the praying to Jesus, the telling people that Christianity is required for morality.  In the case of Kent Bowles, the chaplain for the Oklahoma Sooners’ football team (do they have separate chaplains for different sports?  God damn, Oklahoma), [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: blue eyes.

These eyes say “I just want to hug your hand.” [Read more…]

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My take on CJ Werleman’s plagiarism situation.

Ok, so a lot of people are seeing the new shit storm in the atheist movement: CJ Werleman seems to have plagiarized parts of some of his works.  His friend and fellow Patheos blogger Dan Arel put out a statement earlier that I’m pretty much on board with: I didn’t comment on Godless Spellcheckers first [Read More…]

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BREAKING: Wyoming’s same-sex marriage ban is history!

And here I thought we’d have to wait until Monday.  Nope!  We get a two-fer today!  Hot on the heels of Arizona’s same-sex marriage ban going the way of the dodo, the 32nd state to allow same-sex marriage is Wyoming! Friday afternoon, U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl ruled that Wyoming’s statutory law banning same-sex [Read More…]

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Magistrates not performing same-sex marriages in North Carolina will be suspended/fired.

On Monday a magistrate in North Carolina made news by refusing to marry a gay couple: A magistrate turned them away. “He said, ‘I won’t be performing your marriage because of my religious beliefs,’ ” Locklear said. A federal judge struck down the state’s gay marriage ban late Friday. Monday was the first full business [Read More…]

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Christian radio host arrested for sexually abusing a three year-old.

Up until recently Josh Kimbrell was the host of Common Cents on Christian Talk 660AM/92.9FM in South Carolina.  He was also chair of the Palmetto Conservative Alliance.  A fine, upstanding man of Jesus who was forced to abdicate both roles because…well…he was arrested on charges of sexually abusing a three year-old. According to the arrest warrant, Kimbrell, under [Read More…]

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