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…]
Another rough night last night. So I woke up and type “something beautiful” into google image search. This is what I found (from this Deviant Art). I still haven’t gotten the courage up to call a therapist. Today’s the day though. Rawr. [Read more…]
Yet another falls. A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage after a legal challenge by six gay couples said it effectively made them second-class citizens. The ruling was issued Thursday by Circuit Judge Luis M. Garcia and applies only to Monroe County, which covers the Keys. The [Read More…]
I’ll be on the Gamma Atheist show tonight at 10pm Eastern along with Stephanie Guttormson from the Richard Dawkins Foundation and HealthAddict from youtube. Should be a good time. Here’s the link to click when it’s game time. [Read more…]
I invite Christians to set me straight on some of this… and of course, with 30 brazillion sects/denominations, the exact doctrine will vary, so if what I’m saying doesn’t apply to your version, I’m not addressing you. [Read more…]
A new poll has revealed that 37% of Mississippi Republicans would support the side of secession in the Civil War: A new Public Policy Polling survey found that 37 percent of Republicans who voted in the Mississippi primary runoff election between incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) said they would [Read More…]
Taylor Haynes wants to be governor of Wyoming. How would he improve the state? By opening Yellowstone National Park up to mining and grazing. Oh, and any representatives from any of the federal land-management agencies would be arrested. Wyoming long has had an independent streak in its right-leaning politics, but a position on federal lands [Read More…]
KY church hires sex offender because “Jesus forgave him.” Shocked when he rapes 14 year-old boy in congregation.
So…a church in Kentucky received an application for a pastor, Roy Neal Yoakem, knowing full well that he was a registered sex offender for violently raping an eight year-old boy in 2005. If they hired him, it would put him in a position of trust around lots of children. This apparently seemed like a swell [Read More…]
Poll: lots of Americans love Jesus, but consciously think Jesus would disagree with them politically.
Well this is interesting, though not surprising: For many Americans the answer to WWJTD is “The opposite of what I’d do, but he was still pretty rad.” This is what kills me about religion: most people know better about morality than their holy books, but still treat their holy books as the sources of superhuman [Read More…]
Republican in Arizona on bus of migrant kids: “I saw the fear on their faces.” Except they were YMCA campers.
Republican congressional candidate and state legislator Adam Kwasman was in the process of protesting migrant children being given shelter in the United States when he thought he had the chance to exploit a bus of such children. He tweeted and told reporters that he saw the fear in the children’s faces, implying this bus proves [Read More…]
So…the last week has been rough for me. My ordinarily firm grip on my mental state has slipped considerably. I haven’t hallucinated, but leaving the house has been hard and it seems like everything triggers a depressive episode regardless of how fanatical I get about controlling my environment. During this time I’ve done all the [Read More…]