There’s some good news on the global warming front. Of the 66 countries responsible for the vast majority of greenhouse emissions, 61 of them are doing something about it with their legislation. Out of 66 countries representing 88 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, 61 of them have legislation aimed at cutting carbon pollution and [Read More…]
Since empty promises of eternal life and threats of eternal punishment for non-compliance weren’t getting the job done for church attendance, a Kentucky church has a new idea: gun giveaways! In an effort its spokesman has described as “outreach to rednecks,” the Kentucky Baptist Convention is leading “Second Amendment Celebrations,” where churches around the state give [Read More…]
You may have noticed I didn’t write anything today. That’s because Michaelyn and I took the day to go on a date which included seeing the Lego Movie. So…I cry at movies. Always have. And not the movies you’re supposed to cry at (because we all cried at the end of Despicable Me 2, don’t [Read More…]
Keith Lowell Jensen, in a fruitless effort to impress me and thus gain entrance into the cool atheists club, sent me a sneak peek at his upcoming DVD An Atheist Christmas. I cannot tell a lie: it was hilarious while sneaking in a bunch of pretty solid points. But this leaves me with a dilemma: [Read More…]
Hemant reported on Kalei Wilson yesterday. Wilson fought a long and hard battle against her high school’s administration to form an atheist club. She’s been raising money on Indiegogo for the club and had been doing very well, but that all came to a close because of intimidation from followers of the presumably most loving [Read More…]
I fucking hate political language. I wish people would just speak clearly, but that might alienate some voters who realize your exact position. Anyway, the good news is that Arizona’s anti-gay bill is dead. Governor Jan Brewer slapped it with a veto: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have allowed businesses [Read More…]
Since I already got my roflmao on, I’ll reserve this blog post for just discussing the particulars. First, it happened. A judge in the comically conservative state of Texas has struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage with some gloriously concise wording: Texas on Wednesday became the latest state to have a federal judge [Read More…]
Uganda’s anti-gay bill signed into law. President Museveni says same-sex kissing can give you worms.
Look, it’s not because President Yoweri Museveni is an Evangelical Christian leading a fundamentalist Christian nation (with some sprinkling of Islam thrown in for the anti-gay cherry on top) that he just signed a bill into law that means life imprisonment for gay people and anybody who doesn’t report them. It’s that science shows us [Read More…]
So church attendance is declining and, along with it, the number of baptisms. So what is a megachurch pastor to do? Certainly not tell the truth. No, the congregation needs to believe that god is making sure things are going well. So when things aren’t going well, people’s faith might start to decline…unless you lie. [Read More…]
I don’t like Katy Perry’s music. I used to be wishy washing on Perry herself before she emerged as an LGBT rights activist whose own spiritual beliefs are closer to functional atheism than to the beliefs of her two Pentecostal parents. Good on her. Still, if you’ve heard Perry live she’s…not as good as on [Read More…]
Al Melvin goes on Anderson Cooper to defend anti-gay bill in Arizona. Rehearsed talking points ensue.
I don’t think Al Melvin is qualified to make french fries, but he’s running for governor of Arizona. The man can’t answer (or won’t answer) Cooper’s questions, lies about the impetus for the bill, embarrasses himself by not getting that his bill would apply to religions other than his, and then sits there with a [Read More…]