Rick Perry: Opposing gays in the boy scouts is like opposing slavery.

I can’t make this stuff up: “Perry, speaking from the library in the Governor’s Mansion, referred to a portrait of Sam Houston, whom he called Texas’ greatest governor. He told how Houston’s principled stand against slavery and Texas’ joining the Confederacy cost him his governorship.” Said Perry: “That’s the type of principled leadership, that’s the [Read More...]

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They will bow before the might of Heimerdinger.

Heimerdinger is considered to be the worst champion in League of Legends.  He’s also my main in the mid lane.  While doing an ARAM with my ranked team I got Heim and almost pooped my pants. [Read more...]

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Congratulations to Greg Lammers.

Man, it’s a day of awesome announcements from atheist groups.  First Joel Guttormson at the RDF, now American Atheists has announced that Greg Lammers will become their national affiliate director. Greg Lammers, who has served as American Atheists’ Missouri State Director until now, will step up to the role of National Affiliate Director overseeing approximately [Read More...]

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Forthcoming episode of Constitution USA to feature Jessica Ahlquist.

Ok, one more post.  PBS has produced a series on the Constitution, and episode of which will focus on Jessica Ahlquist’s battle in Cranston. Watch Battles of School Prayer on PBS. See more from Constitution USA with Peter Sagal. If you want to see exactly why Jessica’s case was necessary (or if you’re just not [Read More...]

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New Zealand anti-gay group to be de-registered as a charity.

New Zealand has some pretty sensible laws about which groups get to call themselves charities. Under the Charities Act, registered charities can undertake political activities, such as supporting or opposing legislation in its area of activity, but not as its main purpose. Charities must be set up wholly and exclusively for charitable purpose and public [Read More...]

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Two days left to donate to the Pathfinders Project.

There is only a little over two days left in the IndieGoGo campaign to help Foundation Beyond Belief sponsor a year-long volunteer journey, taking humanist volunteers across the world to work in education, clean water, human rights and construction projects, and to evaluate programs for inclusion in a future Humanist Service Corps. You can help [Read More...]

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An atheist quoting Karl Marx.

Boy, do I hate to feed that stereotype, since there’s not much economically in which I agree with Marx.  Plus, I hate giving fundamentalists who have no appreciation for nuance more fuel for their atheists-are-all-communist-socialist-Marx-Nazi-evil-people” fire.  But Michaelyn is having to read his work for a Western Civ course and reminded me of this quote, [Read More...]

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Remember that GOP chairman who said you don’t have to be a platform Republican to be welcome?

In April, GOP state chair Pat Brady came out in favor of marriage equality.  Brady is one of the growing number of Republican realizing that while the gay marriage issue secured power for them less than a decade ago, their opposition to it has now created a hurdle over which they may not be able [Read More...]

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Abercrombie and Fitch CEO gives me my long-awaited reason to hate them: they don’t want you if you’re not skinny.

I’ve never had anything against Abercrombie and Fitch, other than the fact that most of the people I’ve met in my life who wear their brand turned out to be pretentious and insufferable.  But you can’t blame a clothing company for the character of the people who buy their clothes.  But still, there was a [Read More...]

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Guttormson added at the RDF.

My friend and fellow college activist Joel Guttormson is the new outreach and event coordinator for the Richard Dawkins Foundation. He’s a very nice guy, incredibly tenacious, and will serve the post well.  His first order of business should be arranging for OJ to be delivered to me. [Read more...]

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Talk among yourselves.

Whatever contagion that my roommate has been carting around the house has found it’s way into me.  I’m going to spite it by awarding myself a three day weekend and resting.  So you all can talk among yourselves. If I’m wrong, and there is a heaven to which I must go before getting to spend [Read More...]

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Graduation speaker uninvited because he is gay (superintendent’s email address included).

My father sent this along to me this morning.  It seems a very successful alumni of a very small Arkansas high school was scheduled to speak at the graduation.  However, he was uninvited because he finds men more attractive than women.  He wrote a letter to one of the local news outlets that says it [Read More...]

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Alex Jones: atheists worship satan.

Take a moment to let Alex Jones share the fruits of his research with you. [Read more...]

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John Corvino on National Masturbation Month.

Did you know that May is National Masturbation Month?  Knowing even the limited amount I do about biology, it would seem to me that every month is National Masturbation Month… The great John Corvino has an article up at HuffPo about it. May is National Masturbation Month. I am not making this up. National Masturbation [Read More...]

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