What anti-racists really are.

I got sent this photo by a friend of mine who still lives in Arkansas.  This lovely billboard resides in Harrison which is about an hour from my hometown. Damn, they’re on to us.  I knew the crazy idea that you can oppose racial inequality without opposing white people would only sell for so long… [Read more…]

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Your morning happiness: time to get up.

I didn’t sleep well last night, so this is apropos: [Read more…]

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House panel in Kansas approves bill that would allow businesses to discriminate against gay patrons.

Yeah, yeah, anti-discrimination laws are great and all.  Discrimination is horrible and has no place in America.  But what if our religion says we’re supposed to discriminate?  Surely the law doesn’t apply to us in that case, right? The Kansas House will move forward with a bill that would give government employees the right to [Read More…]

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Christian school principal Nancy Libby apologizes for racist lunch menu.

I don’t think we have a case maliciousness here, but just a case of somebody who grew up in a racist environment (it’s no secret that the most racist circles in America, like the Tea Party, are overtly fundamentalist Christian) and mistook racial stereotypes for actual black history.  This resulted in an attempt at diversity [Read More…]

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Head of Mormon Church, Thomas Monson, summoned to British court on charges of fraud.

I’ve heard some skepticism about this, but I think it’s a good thing.  First, here’s what happened: Tom Phillips based his complaint on the Fraud Act of 2006, a British law that outlaws making a profit off of false representations. According to Phillips, this is precisely what the Mormon Church does — it uses statements [Read More…]

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Oklahoma Rep. won’t even hear marijuana legalization bill because his churchmates wouldn’t approve.

This about made me want to vomit. Term-limited State Sen. Don Barrington (R-Lawton) is a rigid, religious, law-and-order type who won’t brook any opportunity for the pro-marijuana crowd to get their voice heard in his Public Safety Committee. Johnson said she is discouraged that Barrington “will not hear SB 2116” because of “non-specific reasons including [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: dat nose.

He just wants to come play. [Read more…]

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Google sends a message to Russia.

This is a screen cap I just took of Google’s home page in Russia. Ok you confused warriors of morality, let’s see you try and boycott Google. [Read more…]

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A parade of ignorance and confidence.

Buzzfeed asked people to write messages to Bill Nye following his debate with Ken Ham (I’m still working on a post carving through all of Ham’s BS, stay tuned).  I didn’t watch the debate initially, but I asked a friend how it went.  My friend responded “Bill Nye gave science lessons to an audience of [Read More…]

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“Family values” Republican arrested for beating his wife.

Jason Priest is a State Senator in Montana who loves families.  Loves, loves, loves them.  In fact, he loves them so much that he has fought like a mad man to keep gay people from forming them with their choice, rather than Priest’s choice, of spouse.  It’s all about family values for Priest, because that’s [Read More…]

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UN slams the Vatican for failing to protect children and more.

Well, the UN released their findings upon investigating the Catholic Church’s handling of sex abuse cases.  It turns out that for being the lords of morality, the Catholic Church kind of sucked. In its findings, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) said the Holy See should open its files on members [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: hat too big!

Hey all.  Sorry for my absence yesterday.  We got about 8-10 inches of snow here and Michaelyn had the day off, so we snuggled, played video games, and watched Community.  She has another day off today so posting will be light. Tomorrow I plan to do a full, long, painful post on why everything Ken [Read More…]

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Montana diocese declares bankruptcy in the wake of hundreds of raped children.

I’m not sure it’s enough to be an instance of full justice, but it’s a start: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena, Mont., filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday to pave the way for a $15 million settlement of lawsuits alleging clergy members sexually abused 362 children over five decades, according to a diocese spokesman. [Read More…]

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Courts uphold marriage equality law in Hawaii.

I doubt there will be many cries of anguish over this – the homophobes are still tripping over themselves about the marriage equality ruling in Oklahoma.  All the same: A news release from Hawaii’s Department of Attorney General reports that on Jan. 29 a state trial court judge upheld the constitutionality under both the state [Read More…]

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