Support for same-sex marriage and opposition to LGBT bigotry reaches new highs.

Back in 2004 a post-ABC poll measured the public opinion toward marriage equality: Support for same-sex marriage has changed more rapidly than almost any social issue in the past decade. In a Post-ABC poll in March 2004, 38 percent said same-sex marriage should be legal, while 59 percent said it should not, the same percentage now in [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: lion and ocelot.

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Texas lawmakers fall victim to Noah’s ark Ponzi scheme.

All con men are searching for people who are more gullible than most.  With Christians eager to believe and already sold on a tale of a man rising from the dead and willing to toss their money at someone promising them eternal life only after they die…well, it’s a bit like being a mosquito in [Read More…]

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Church sign warns black women that a white homo may steal their man.

A church in Harlem has put up a sign that combines the paranoia of fundamentalist Christianity and Republican politics into a singularity of irrational fear: Yes, because the President saying he’s changed his mind on gay marriage totally changes the amount of gay people in the world and what they do in their spare time. [Read More…]

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Science crew flew an airplane into Hurricane Hugo to study it.

I don’t fly well.  Flying scares the hell out of me, in fact.  But I fly a lot to give talks so I’ve had to live with it.  At one point I decided to try and desensitize myself to my fear of flying by watching documentaries of plane crashes.  My favorite series quickly became Mayday: [Read More…]

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Rep. Steve Stockman says he’ll sue anybody publishing his mugshot.

Steve Stockman is running for the Sentate out of Texas (he’s also the guy who made a spectacle of walking out of the State of the Union Address).  We know how Republican politics work: his Republican opponent in the primaries dug up a sort-of skeleton in Stockman’s closet: Stockman’s mugshot has been bouncing around the [Read More…]

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Catholic school withdraws from a St. Patrick’s Day Parade and complains about how put upon they are.

A Catholic school is making a big stink about how oppressed they are because they elected to not participate in South Boston’s Saint Patty’s Day Parade…because gay people who fought for their rights were being allowed to march as well: A Catholic school has announced they will not be in the South Boston Saint Patrick’s Day [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: deer and kitten.

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The worth of knowing the bible.

Saw this bumper sticker this morning: I’ll wager that even the owner of this truck doesn’t put “thorough knowledge of the BIBLE” on job applications.  Perhaps they should try turning in identical applications to a job, the only difference being that on one in the place where they put their academic achievements on the other [Read More…]

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Another child dies of treatable condition as parents pray.

Once again a couple parents have trusted go to cure their child of a treatable condition instead of taking the kid to the doctor.  Once again a child who could’ve lived didn’t. A couple have been jailed for the manslaughter of their five-month old son, who died from rickets after they neglected his care because [Read More…]

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Nations pulling funding from Uganda in the wake of harsh anti-gay laws.

Make no mistake: Uganda President Museveni knew this was going to happen.  He even pre-empted it as he signed the bill.  But he did it anyway, and now nations that don’t want their money going to support a government culpable for such startling inhumanity are withdrawing funds. At least three European countries announced the withdrawal [Read More…]

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America: embarrassingly unique on climate change.

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…]

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Kentucky church doing gun giveaway to “appeal to rednecks.”

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…]

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Your morning happiness: napping puppies.

Get a good eyeful of this…because you’re gonna need it today. [Read more…]

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