Your morning happiness: a tiger, a lion, and a bear.

There will be a LOT of posts today.  Lots of stuff going on.  So take a deep breath and drink in this pile of adorable: it’s a tiger, a lion, and a bear who were rescued from a captured drug dealer and were raised together. And for less feral fare, here’s a husky who definitely [Read More…]

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Christians don’t get to ban books.

I wrote a piece last month about a brave student who, after Christian parents convinced his school to ban an award-winning book because it had a line about masturbation, began distributing free copies of the book. Shortly thereafter I got wind of another book banning at a school district in Tennessee because the book The Curious [Read More…]

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Michael Sam’s jersey is the second highest-selling rookie jersey.

I cannot type the word “Michael” because I’m engaged to a woman named Michaelyn.  Even when typing that last sentence I initially typed “Michaely” before back-spacing. Anyway, Michael (not Michaely) Sam’s jersey is the second highest-selling jersey among draftees at the moment: Outsports reported jerseys for Sam, who was the draft’s 249th pick, are currently second in [Read More…]

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Cracked author gives a look into the life of a Mormon missionary.

This article actually made me sympathize with some of the things Mormon missionaries must go through.  I’ve known a few missionaries who no longer believed but who went on their mission anyway because it was expected of them by their family. The first thing I didn’t know: you pay to be a missionary! You can’t [Read More…]

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Some GOP lawmakers in Arkansas want to impeach Judge who struck down the gay marriage ban.

This is silly, but not wholly unexpected: At least one member of the Arkansas House of Representatives has confirmed that he is pursuing impeachment against Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza following his ruling Friday (May 9) that overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage. But the speaker of the Arkansas House has vowed to block any [Read More…]

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I’m glad Michael Sam got drafted, but now he needs to succeed as a football player.

Michael Sam is the fist openly gay football player in division 1 history, and the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL.  Before we get into any of my thoughts on this, I want to show you something absolutely beautiful.  Here is Sam’s reaction after he got the call from the Rams [Read More…]

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Near Fayetteville, AR and want to get same-sex married? This lady will help you get it before the stay.

Got this message on facebook last night: So Laura Phillips is going to be at the Washington County courthouse to marry people. Arkansas can legally marry same sex couples now (although for how long this will last is unsure), and she wants to make sure that someone is there to help people complete the legal [Read More…]

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Happy mother’s day!

It is unfair that humility is part of being the perfect mother, because it often deprives my mother of the pride she deserves for the devotion and care with which she raised my brother and me.  I don’t know many people who can claim that their parents are their best friends, but my mother is [Read More…]

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I’m so tired of this lifestyle choice being shoved down society’s throat.

This is made of win: Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go drink away the fact that I will never make a point so powerfully even on my most eloquent days. [Read more…]

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Arkansas Gets Gay-Friendly

Anne here… Arkansas is now added to the list of states that permits same sex marriage. Judge Chris Piazza’s decision did not come with an automatic stay, and the Pulaski County Clerk (the county where Little Rock is located) says that starting Monday morning, his office will be able to issue gender-neutral marriage licenses. The decision strikes [Read More…]

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Gunmen murder human rights lawyer defending professor accused of blasphemy.

Want to see how religion can fuck up a person’s mind? Gunmen posing as clients shot dead a prominent human rights lawyer defending a professor accused of blasphemy, officials said Thursday, underscoring the danger facing those trying to put an end to religious intolerance in majority-Muslim Pakistan. If you think murder is a lesser crime [Read More…]

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Candidate for Texas Lt. Governor: Planned Parenthood does nothing for women’s health.

Dan Patrick is running for Lt. Governor in Texas.  During a debate the other day with the current Lt. Governor, Patrick decided to honor Texas’ rich history of electing the person who says the stupidest things: “This is a myth that Planned Parenthood has anything to do with women’s health,” he opined. “Why are they [Read More…]

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Siouxland Freethinkers to give secular invocation at city council meeting.

In the wake of the SCOTUS’s horrid ruling the the Greece case, atheists everywhere are signing up to give atheist invocations.  The Siouxland Freethinkers are all over it: After the U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing governing bodies to open meetings with a prayer, an atheist group has signed up to give its own sort of [Read More…]

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Catholic Church demonstrates its hypocrisy with Harvard Satanist assembly.

When people (religious people included) elect not to spend their money at restaurants that turn away gay people or who use their profits to maintain a state of legal inequality for gays, then it’s religious discrimination and silencing of religious people. But when Catholics tell a university to forcibly stop another religion’s meeting?  Then it’s [Read More…]

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