UK couple receive sentences of 12 months/9 months for hanging bacon on door handles of mosque.

Ok, I’m not one to defend vandals, but I am one to oppose cruel and unusual punishment.  In Edinburgh, this just happened: Chelsea Lambie, 18, from Paisley, was sentenced to 12 months and Douglas Cruikshank, from Galashiels, to nine months. They attached bacon to door handles and threw strips inside Edinburgh’s Central Mosque on 31 [Read More…]

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Small town in Arkansas denies Pagans permission to build a temple.

The mayor of Bumblefuck Beebe, Arkansas was all about the formation of a new temple…until it was revealed that it was to be a Pagan temple, not a Christian one: A disabled Arkansas veteran seeking to open a pagan temple with his wife in the town of Beebe said he has been denied permits and [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: I got mentioned on an NA LCS broadcast!

Every broadcast of the LCS they ask a question to everybody on twitter.  I submitted an answer and they mentioned it on air!  Just play the below video, it starts with the twitter answers. Phreak even pronounced my name right.  That’s it, I retire.  [Read more…]

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Bryan Fischer: Discrimination is a good thing and it’s necessary.

The narrative from the anti-gay crowd has been either “We’re not discriminating by insisting gays shouldn’t be able to do what straight people can do!” or “It’s we who are being discriminated against when gay people are allowed to do what we do!”  In both cases, discrimination is being treated as the horrible thing everybody [Read More…]

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Number of Latinos identifying as “nones” has almost doubled since 2010.

We’re just making progress everywhere.  😀 The number of Hispanic American “nones” — those who say they have no particular religion or are atheist or agnostic — is growing at a clip that would make GOP operatives green with envy. According to the Pew Research Center’s 2013 , 18 percent of Hispanics are not affiliated [Read More…]

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National Organization for Marriage supporter threatens violence if marriage equality is realized.

The National Organization for Marriage held a rally in DC the other day which, admittedly, had better turnout than Operation American Spring (which isn’t saying much).  Mike Huckabee gave a talk, and so did NOM President Brian Brown who boldly stated that the meager assembly would continue to stand up for “the truth of marriage.” [Read More…]

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Bus driver who said New Testament stopped bullets in gang attack staged the whole thing.

A while back the nation was briefly in love with the story of a Dayton bus driver.  Rickey Wagoner was reportedly shot at by gang members, with two of the bullets being stopped by a copy of the New Testament in his chest pocket.  Clearly, we were told (repeatedly), it was a miracle. Except after [Read More…]

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Presbyterian Church decides gay marriage is ok. w00t!

This is a huge victory.  It speaks to the immense progress that the gay rights movement has made. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted at its General Assembly on Thursday to change its constitution’s definition of marriage from “a man and a woman” to “two people,” and to allow its ministers to perform same-sex marriages where [Read More…]

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There’s homophobia even in opera. :(

As somebody who has done theater, musical theater, and opera at all levels from amateur to professional, I can personally assure you that the stereotype of gay people being in theater is…true.  It’s so true.  Theater is a welcoming place for gay people as a general rule.  It’s easier for them to come out there [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: wedding crasher.

The wedding is in eight days.  EIGHT.  DAYS.  HOLYSHITAPOUIAJLDSKFJASOIJF;ALKSDNFJPAIOSDJFASLKJF;ALSJF!!! Anyway, it’s time to buckle down and do this right.  Time to start being vigilant for wedding crashers. Oh fuck it.  Come on in doge, there’s booze enough for everybody… [Read more…]

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UK bans teaching of creationism in all public schools.

You’d think establishing “schools shouldn’t be able to teach things that aren’t true” wouldn’t be much of a fight.  But, thanks to religion, even something that basic is an all-out culture war. Thankfully religious fundamentalism has lost big in the UK: In what’s being heralded as a secular triumph, the UK government has banned the [Read More…]

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Business Insider publishes article: According To Math, You Should Believe In God.

Holy shit!  An article claiming that math dictates I should believe in god – in Business Insider no less (one can only wonder why we’re not finding this in any math journals)!  Geez, tell me all about it. There are countless arguments for and against the existence of God, but one famous argument involves analyzing [Read More…]

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Poll in my hometown newspaper: do you believe Christians are being persecuted in America?

There was a poll in my hometown paper this morning that annoyed my whole family.  Maybe you guys have an opinion on the question “Do you believe Christians are being persecuted in America?” Father popped into the comments to give his two cents: I would be interested to hear in what forms this persecution is [Read More…]

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Federal court rules that Global Catholic Television Network must cover contraception.

EWTN sued on the presumption that they shouldn’t be bound by the same healthcare laws that bind other companies.  Apparently not giving them an exception to the same laws others must follow is somehow discrimination against them.  Thankfully a federal court has just ruled against them: U.S. District Court Judge Callie V.S. Granade of Mobile [Read More…]

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