Atheist running for mayor in Georgia.

Hey gang.  Need to finish up an editing project, so the posts today will be quick-hit news-type stuff. First, an open atheist is running for mayor in LaGrange, GA.  Part of the reason is so he can repeal laws that grant special privilege to religion. On Monday, August 26, 2013, Mike Smith, an open atheist, [Read More...]

That didn’t take long…

Two days ago I wrote about how the state of New Jersey refused American Atheists President David Silverman his ATHE1ST vanity license plate on the grounds that it was offensive.  Here you can see a copy of the rejection letter and Silverman’s appeal letter. I just received a press release from American Atheists with an [Read More...]

Hospital fighting to save a young girl’s life from her parents’ beliefs.

In Ohio there is an Amish couple with the misfortune of having their daughter stricken with cancer.  Initially the couple decided god wouldn’t help their child, but that perhaps mortal doctors could (that’s a bit of snark, they actually thought god would help their daughter but that doctors would make it more likely for god [Read More...]

Ken Ham: god’s judgment looks exactly like god’s non-judgment.

A sad thing happened at the creation museum recently (you might think “people attended”, and you’d be right, but that’s not what I’m talking about).  A lightning strike charged a piece of equipment and one of their employees touched it and got shocked.  Thankfully, his injuries were minor at most. But people asked the logical [Read More...]

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...]


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