True love.

Yesterday this conversation took place between me and Michaelyn: Michaelyn: Hey it’s our anniversary! Me: It is? Michaelyn: Yeah, Facebook just told me! We talked about how our relationship grew out of friendship.  Admittedly, there was kissy face before we became an official couple (on facebook and everything), so it’s kind of fuzzy when our [Read More...]

Gay marriage has come to New Mexico in the most awkward fashion.

So, it turns out that the marriage laws in New Mexico using gender-neutral terminology, which means that same-sex marriage is not technically illegal there.  So when six different LGBT couples were refused when applying for marriage licenses, they sued.  The decision came down on Monday: State District Judge Alan Malott on Monday ordered Bernalillo County [Read More...]

Pat Robertson crossed the line ages ago, now it’s just about gawking at how far he’ll go.

You know all those other videos of Pat Robertson saying insane things?  You know: the ones you weep after watching because you realize that hundreds of thousands of people (if not more) give credence to Robertson’s opinion?  Forget about them.  This one makes Robertson’s other comments look like Stephen Hawking’s best work on black holes.  [Read More...]

Drive-thru prayer service is now a thing.

Sometimes you just need a prayer.  Not just any old prayer like when you ask god to do something yourself.  No, sometimes you need someone else to ask god to do the thing you want, because that works better. And when you need someone else to ask god to alleviate some of the suffering he [Read More...]

I changed my mind: Wendy Davis could be elected.

A while back I said that while I’d love to see Wendy Davis sitting in the governor’s mansion after the next election cycle that I didn’t think she’d have a ghost of a chance in Texas.  Yesterday Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst echoed that sentiment: “It’s my hope, my friends, that about a year from now [Read More...]

Short day guys. Sorry.

Hey all.  I had to spend an hour on the phone with Uhaul this morning getting my money back for a charge they assessed me for storing an empty box I unloaded three weeks ago.  Then I was on the phone for an hour again and I’m behind on an editing project I need to [Read More...]

Did the DoD declare Evangelicals and Catholics to be extremists?

I got sent a Washington Times article this morning by a lot of people (and I’m seeing cheering about it elsewhere on the internet).  The article declared: The Defense Department came under fire Thursday for a U.S. Army Reserve presentation that classified Catholics and Evangelical Protestants as “extremist” religious groups alongside al Qaeda and the Ku Klux Klan. For those who don’t [Read More...]

Newark’s mayor Cory Booker fighting homophobia.

Cory Booker is the mayor of Newark, New Jersey who is running for the senate in the upcoming elections.  He’s done a lot of cool stuff (from his wikipedia): He has gained a reputation for his personal involvement in public service, including going on a ten-day hunger strike outdoors to draw attention to the dangers of open-air drug [Read More...]

David Silverman about to educate the state of New Jersey.

Just saw this on facebook: Like watching the playground bully pick a fight with the kid who is secretly a ninja or something.  Nobody likes to see a fight, but you mind this one a LOT less.  Congrats on picking about the worst person in the world to fuck with in this fashion. The biggest [Read More...]

Church camp defends sexual abuse of minors as “horseplay”.

(This post contains descriptions of sexual assault.  You’ve been warned) Well…this is awkward.  A counselor at a church camp in Tennessee has been accused of…well…read the excerpt (if you have a strong stomach and don’t mind the word “penis”): The Chattanooga Times Freepress reported that Vineyard Community Church Camp Counselor, Zachary Anderle, was charged with [Read More...]

A hero is dead. If atheists had martyrs…

Dr. Narendra Dabholkar is a hero.  He has spent the last 30 years in India where, out of compassion for its citizenry, he has fought those who would deceive in order to turn a profit. If a holy man had electrified the public with his miracles, Dr. Dabholkar, a former physician, would duplicate the miracles [Read More...]

Photography studio violated discrimination laws by refusing gay clients.

Ron White, when telling his famous story about getting thrown out of a bar, finishes it with the line “Ok, I told you that story so I can tell you this other story…”  That’s how this post is going to be. First, a photography studio in New Mexico that refused to photograph a gay wedding [Read More...]

Mandatory virginity inspections could be coming to Sumatra.

So…this is a thing. A plan to make female high school students undergo mandatory virginity tests has been met with outrage from activists, who argue that it discriminates against women and violates their human rights. Education chief Muhammad Rasyid, of Prabumulih district in south Sumatra put forward the idea, describing it as “an accurate way [Read More...]

Stephen Fry on age of consent and crime rate in Vatican City.

This cracked me up. The actual age of consent in the Vatican is a little fuzzy, what with the mingling of secular and divine laws (they say the deference should always be to divine law, but that’s not actually what always happens).  It turns out they have a lot of different ages of consent. While [Read More...]