US Supreme Court Deals Blow to Defunders of Planned Parenthood

Anne here… No, that headline does not contain a typo. Planned Parenthood and its defenders have been warding off legislative blows in lawsuits all over the country in the last several years, and things have been especially nasty in the last couple of years. In 2011 Indiana passed a law preventing any Medicaid funds from going [Read More...]

Tell Skepticon how to be more accessible!

Lauren Lane has just put a post up on the Skepticon website asking for tips on how to make Skepticon more accessible.  She’s got some good starters: Here are some things we are brainstorming to help kick off the conversation: Ginormous signage ASL Interpreters for as many talks as we can manage (Anyone know of [Read More...]

Hagee: even if they die, they were healed.

John Hagee’s son (and boy, did that apple not fall very far) wants people to know that if you pray for someone’s cancer to be healed and they subsequently die, that they were truly healed. Of course, believing Hagee is no less embarrassing than believing an ancient book talking about a guy rising from the [Read More...]

Oklahoma bill places restrictions on funeral protests.

In a bill undoubtedly targeted at the Westboro Baptist Church, the Oklahoma legislature has enshrined limits on how a person can protest funerals. New Oklahoma law restricts funeralprotests. Oklahoma GovernorMary Fallinsigned a bill into law Monday that adds restrictions to funeral protests. Under Senate Bill 406, protests would not be allowed two hours before or after [Read More...]

First Muslim lesbian couple married in the UK. Now they fear for their lives.

Few things confuse me more than gay people that still consider themselves Christian or Muslim.  Why would you pledge allegiance to a god and a people who so clearly despise you? Anyway, a lesbian Muslim couple recently became the first such couple to wed in the UK. Rehana Kausar, 34, and Sobia Kamar, 29, from [Read More...]

Arkansas Republican doesn’t understand respect.

Arkansas Rep. Jason Rapert (Republican, surprise, surprise) posted this tweet yesterday: I suspect AtheistLoki, like most atheists knows plenty about respect.  I suspect the problem with Jason Rapert is that he has not learned that respect should be denied to contemptible ideas and people, regardless of the size of the cross around their neck. First: [Read More...]

LoL streaming!

It’s late, it’s a holiday.  So how about some gaming?  Michaelyn will join me later.  :) Watch live video from jteberhard on [Read more...]

Louie Gohmert: woman should carry brain-dead fetus to term.

In the debate over a bill that would ban abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy, the Democrats brought forth a witness who told this story (to a panel comprised entirely of men): “I would have had to carry to term and give birth to a baby whom the doctors concurred had no chance of [Read More...]

Maintaining inequality with a smile, and making sure children are just as callous.

There’s a new picture book out for kids titled God Made Mom and Dad. Want to comment on that video? Don’t bother, because as usual the comments are turned off.  There are, however, 2,402 down votes on the video (and only 26 up votes). This is a great book that can be used as a [Read More...]

Godless love.

Here’s the Godless Love episode of The Nones from yesterday.  [Read more...]

Arguing with people makes a difference (156).

This is the 156th such email I have received and will be saving.  Name withheld. Hey JT, I remember trying to argue with you about good Christians vs bad Christians a few years ago. I’ve really done a 180 since that time. I have read your blogs and read your parents posts. I’m coming around [Read More...]

Join me for more gaming streaming!

Michaelyn’s at Darrel Ray’s barbecue tonight, which means I’m home alone and bored.  Time for LoL! Watch live video from jteberhard on [Read more...]

Love competition/discussion today!

Don’t forget!  At noon CDT today five “celebrity” atheist couples will compete for prizes that are more real than god. Five loving atheist couples, where both partners are atheist activists, will match wits to decide the question once and for all. The couples on the panel include in no particular order JT Eberhard and Michaelyn [Read More...]

Streaming League of Legends!

Gonna play some LoL.  Join me if you feel so led.  Watch live video from jteberhard on [Read more...]