BREAKING: Obama will issue executive order to protect LGBT workers.

Hat tip to Zack Ford for breaking this one: The White House announced Monday that President Obama will issue an executive order requiring that all companies who contract with the federal government must not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The order, expected to be finalized in the coming weeks, is [Read More...]

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Glenn Beck warns that Obama about to start putting conservatives in concentration camps.

When you’re not being oppressed but you still want a piece of that oppression pie, just make shit up.  It works about as well: A Mormon pissing and moaning about how his opponents are indoctrinating people is too much irony even for a connoisseur like myself. [Read more...]

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SCOTUS refuses to hear appeal of a public school that held graduation in a megachurch.

The Elmbrook School District thought this was a suitable setting for a graduation: At the graduations, students received their diplomas underneath an immense Christian cross. Parents and children sat in pews filled with Bibles and hymnals, “Scribble Cards for God’s Little Lambs” and church promotional cards that asked them whether they “would like to know [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: so much cute.

You cheeky bunch went and got the blog to 6,000,000 hits yesterday anyway, even without me posting anything substantial.  I’ll figure out some way to celebrate once I’m back in Kansas.  Speaking of which, I’ll be married in less than two weeks.  O.o  HO LEE SHIT. Anyway, I couldn’t decide which image to post for [Read More...]

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Some guy decided to evangelize to Michaelyn at her bachelorette party.

While waiting for a taxi after her bachelorette party, someone apparently told Michaelyn that god was pleased she’s getting married (someone should tell god who she’s getting married to). Without missing a beat, drunk Michaelyn says “No, he’s not pleased because I don’t believe in god. *I’m* pleased.” I’m gonna marry her. [Read more...]

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Stealing glory from our troops.

I saw this today and it made me glare. Way to thank god for what the soldiers do.  You’re not honoring them, you’re crediting someone else for their effort and sacrifice.  Not cool.  If you’re not going to blame god for what criminals do, don’t thank him for what soldiers do. What really pissed me [Read More...]

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Premature 6,000,000 hits party.

Hey everybody.  Back when I was with Freethoughtblogs I was generally their third most-read blog on most days (behind PZ Myers and Ed Brayton).  I remember starting out at about 95,000 hits per month, which is still pretty solid in the blogging world, then watching as my daily traffic eclipsed high-traffic blogs like Greta Christina’s.  [Read More...]

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Pastor John MacArthur: you must alienate gay kids and turn them over to Satan.

A California pastor has said on his show that the answer to gay children is to ostracize them and “hand them over to Satan.”  Here’s the video:   Pastor John MacArthur, host of the Grace to You show, has a solution for the whole gay…thing. Parents struggling to reconcile their faith-based bigotry with the news [Read More...]

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NA LCS open thread.

For those who play League of Legends (and watch the pros) here’s a thread to chat today. The only game that shouldn’t be an all-out romp today is the first game between TSM and C9.  C9 hasn’t been on top of their game, but I think they’ll come back strong.  TSM just looks lost.  Everybody [Read More...]

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Federal court denies injunction to Catholic groups wanting exceptions to the healthcare laws.

Several Catholic groups have been arguing in court that because they are religious they shouldn’t have to obey the same laws as everybody else, in this case it’s the new healthcare laws.  These Catholic groups don’t want to provide healthcare to their female employees in the form of birth control.  A while back they asked [Read More...]

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South Carolina school board rejects “Teach the controversy” language. w00t!

Victory! South Carolina has forgone a proposal to have students learn “the controversy.” The State Board of Education met on Wednesday to discuss, among several issues, proposed language that required biology students construct scientific arguments that seem to support and seem to discredit Darwinism. Mike Fair was the state senator who introduced the idea (quick, [Read More...]

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Rick Perry compares homosexuality to alcoholism.

For bonus points he even conflates lifestyle with disorder: The Texas Republican Party this month adopted a platform supporting access to “reparative therapy” for gays and lesbians, a widely discredited process intended to change sexual orientation. In response to an audience question about it Wednesday night, Perry said he did not know whether the therapy [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: mini-me.

When anybody tell me that without religion people will be immoral, I always invite them to read my blog.  Every day, I tell them, I post examples of deeply religious people doing horrible things mostly because of their religion.  Then it’s always about how I have to dig for the worst of the worst (never [Read More...]

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Saudi representative clears up “ignorance” of Sharia Law by saying it’s as bad as you think.

A Saudi Justice Minister was in DC the other day clearing up some things about Sharia Law and the Saudi justice system with legal experts. Speaking to American lawyers, legal consultants and academics in Washington, Al-Eissa said many people have misunderstood Islamic laws because they follow biased information and ignore cultural differences. “This is the [Read More...]

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