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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Discussion: how do you make it as a writer?

I’m often asked how one can begin to pursue paying gigs as a writer.  I always respond that I’m a horrible person to ask.  I blogged for fun (and for free) for about a decade and just kind of fell into it.  I really don’t advertise myself and just write to have fun and get [Read More…]

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BREAKING: Arizona’s gay marriage ban struck down!

Look out Arizona!  Sometime in the future, not at any specific time, and not in any specific way (but you can trust it’ll be something that happens naturally and that happened before this decision, like a tornado or disease), god is going to get you!  Some rogue judge (who is ruling in accordance with 30+ decisions [Read More…]

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Rebecca Hamilton didn’t read my response, but thinks it’s petty, small, second-rate tripe.

Rebecca Hamilton has a comment policy on her blog that seems about as random as what the GOP is scared shitless about this week (is it gays? Ebola? The minority vote? Roll the dice and let’s find out!).  She moderates contrary comments heavily, often blocking perfectly polite comments that point out how she has been [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: mama cat snuggle.

D’aaaaaaaaaaaaaaw: [Read more…]

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