Family Research Council not happy with Obama’s anti-discrimination order.

I’ll just post the FRC’s press release about the executive order Obama signed today forbidding companies who work for the federal government from discriminating against LGBT people.  My thoughts, as I read the release are in red: Today, President Obama issued an Executive Order mandating that all federal contractors and subcontractors grant special treatment to [Read More…]

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Pro-life nurse who refuses to dispense birth control sues family planning group for not hiring her.

This is the pinnacle of stupidity: In an email exchange with Chad Lindsey, the human resources director of TFHC, Hellwege was asked about her membership in the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and asked her if her beliefs would prevent her from working there. Hellwege said that while she would be able to “counsel” [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: wedding photos!

Hey all.  It’s probably going to be a pretty light day around here (of course, once I start reading the news I might just post a dozen things).  I flew out Saturday morning, gave a talk Sunday, and flew back.  I’m a little tired.  But the Mid Ohio Atheists put on a great event and [Read More…]

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Infinite Punishment for Finite Crime Pt 2

The other day, I was mashing on the keyboard about how little (a common version of) Christianity makes sense to me. A fellow, Scott, took issue, and attempted to set us straight. [Read more…]

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Michael Sam receives Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

Michael Sam, the Rams defensive end who made waves by coming out as gay while playing D1 college football at Mizzou, received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award a couple nights ago.  His speech definitely, most certainly, did not make me cry, for I am tough.  So tough. It makes me so happy when I get [Read More…]

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Headed to Ohio.

Taking to the skies again today because tomorrow I’ll be giving a talk at the Mid Ohio Atheists annual picnic, which is always a load of fun.  Here are the deets as provided by Marisa Hills. Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Time: 12pm to 5pm (speakers start approx at 2pm) Location: Mohican State Forest, Perrysville, [Read More…]

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BREAKING: Obama’s executive order protecting LGBT will NOT have religious exemptions!

Hell yes!  So Monday Obama will sign an executive order that forbids federal contracts going to companies that discriminate against LGBT people.  Religious groups, in the wake of the Hobby Lobby ruling, have been pressuring Obama to add an exemption for religious groups.  Essentially they want him to say organizations that work for the federal [Read More…]

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SCOTUS reinstates stay in Utah marriage equality case.

When Utah asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to stay its ruling pending appeal, the Court declined.  So Utah asked the SCOTUS to stay the ruling and it obliged: The Supreme Court has issued an order allowing the state of Utah to continue denying legal recognition to the same-sex couples who married during the [Read More…]

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Blogging mental illness: made the call.

Just did the intake call with a local clinic.  It was going well until we got to the questions about self-harm, at which point I was reminded of the first time I ever admitted to a doctor that I was having thoughts of self-harm.  I’m not having any such thoughts right now, but when asked [Read More…]

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Thought I had about the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Something I thought about today when reflecting on how much ass the Freedom From Religion Foundation kicks (and this really applies to many atheist organizations) was how they’re winning most of their battles with less resources.  If you think they have as much money, or even close to as much money, as groups like the [Read More…]

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Bryan Fischer: stopping men from having sex will stop AIDS.

Oh special twitter list, sometimes you make me laugh.  And sometimes you make my cry that this much hate and this much stupidity can exist within the same human being: Yeah, Bryan Fischer just can’t stand it when people politicize a tragedy and a disease to suit their pet cause…like he’s doing with this tweet.  [Read More…]

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Colbert on child immigration.

Having lost its ass on Obamacare and gay rights, the GOP has shifted its focus to immigration.  Last week Obama requested 3.7 billion dollars to augment our border security, presumably to appease the Republicans…and the Republicans in the House shot it down.  Dude just can’t win. But one of the main points of focus right [Read More…]

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Hilarious censorship by ChristianNews.net.

I wrote the other day about the FFRF’s victory with the Orange County School District in Florida.  Christians wanted to dispense bibles in the school, so atheists won the right to hand out anti-Christian literature (even though we’d prefer all proselytizing be removed from public schools). ChristianNews.net wrote about it too.  We’ll get to the [Read More…]

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BREAKING: Federal court rules Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional.

In January a district judge in Oklahoma ruled that Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban ran afoul of the Constitution (with a spectacularly worded ruling).  The state appealed, and yet another federal judge (what is this, 19 in a row?) has ruled that the state’s ban on gay marriage is incompatible with a Constitution that calls for [Read More…]

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