ESPN reports on the League of Legends North American championship!

This weekend the North American championship for the video game League of Legends was played in Madison Square Garden.  This is such a big deal for gaming that even ESPN reported on it: This is a big deal in gaming for a few reasons. First, Madison Square Garden was sold out for this event.  That [Read More...]

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Kansas superintendent removes picture of Jesus from middle school hallway after FFRF asks him to.

It turns out Royster Middle School in Kansas had a big picture of Jesus hanging in the hallway which, somehow, struck a local parent as a violation of the separation of church and state.  They complained and the FFRF sent a letter to the school essentially saying “Hey, you’re breaking the law.  Maybe you didn’t [Read More...]

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John Oliver on the need for federal anti-discrimination laws for LGBT people.

This is brilliant: [Read more...]

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Muslim figurehead Hamza Tzortzis had an account on Ashley Madison.

Meet Hamza Tzortzis, Islamist apologist, speaker, etc.  He pretty much does what I do for a living but is much more prominent and has terrible ideas. For instance, did you know there are conditions that make sex with a nine year-old acceptable? This guy makes a living telling people how Islam leads to more moral [Read More...]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: Dog’s owner returns from deployment.

Good morning, friends!  I’m back from St. Louis, which was loads of fun.  This weekend Michaelyn and I set off for South Dakota for Skepdakota.  Wheeeee! Here’s a dog seeing its owner for the first time since his deployment: [Read more...]

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Why are you quoting Bible verses at me?

Whenever we encounter an entrenched Christian, the inevitable invariably happens… Bible quotes. [Read more...]

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Please welcome Aron and Lilandra Ra to Patheos!

Ok, before I hit the road to St. Louis I wanted to make a quick, happy announcement. Another blog once hosted at Freethoughtblogs has made the journey over to Patheos.  Aron Ra and Lilandra have joined a stable of Patheos bloggers who took a similar trajectory such as Dan Fincke’s Camels With Hammers, Libby Anne, Hank Fox’s Citizen of [Read More...]

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After workers decide to unionize, Christian business shuts down because unions are against their religion.

In the most recent example of “I get to use ‘sincerely-held religious beliefs’ to dodge whatever laws and regulations inconvenience me” a furniture manufacturer has closed down in response to its employees joining a union: A furniture manufacturer in Devlin, near Fort Frances, Ont., has closed its doors for what it calls religious reasons after workers voted [Read More...]

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Hood County gets the bill for their county clerk’s refusal to do her job.

Katie Lang, the clerk for Hood County, Texas, made headlines by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the SCOTUS ruling in Obergefell.  Immediately she was sued, the county decided to settle, and the bill for that settlement just came in: $44,000: Yesterday, attorneys for the couple announced they have reached a settlement [Read More...]

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DEEZ NUTS polling higher in NC than Lindsey Graham, Carly Fiorina, Scott Walker, and Mike Huckabee.

In North Carolina Ted Cruz is polling at 9% and he is trailed by Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, and Scott Walker who are all polling at 6%.  Lindsey Graham is literally polling at 0%.  There is one candidate who is in a dead heat with Cruz and polling higher than all the rest.  That candidate is Deez Nuts. [Read More...]

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Claire games: Diamond Defender.

Back in June we helped a six year-old get her own Minecraft server at the promise of future youtube videos.  Claire just put out a video of her playing Diamond Defender.  Even if you don’t game click play and enjoy the cute: Jesus, when I was a kid I just had Legos.  She’s going HAM [Read More...]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: Oh Bo.

Hey everybody!  I’m leaving for St. Louis to speak at Skepticamp tomorrow so I’m going to fly through posts this morning.  If you were born today, congratulations!  You share a birthday with comedian-musician (and atheist) Bo Burnham: [Read more...]

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Catch me at Skepticamp on Saturday!

Tomorrow’s going to be a half day for me.  I’m driving to St. Louis to give a talk for Skepticamp which will also feature Christina Stephens who occasionally contributes to the blog. Fellow Patheos blogger James Croft will be there as well, along with fellow MSU alum Jon Voisey (the Angry Astronomer). Karaoke is on [Read More...]

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Tweet of the Day: Josh Duggar.

This is from late April, when Josh had two secret accounts on Ashley Madison suggesting he was actively trying to cheat on his wife: I’m honored to #March4Marriage today in Washington! @FRCActionpic.twitter.com/1jMrEMp384 — Josh Duggar (@joshduggar) April 25, 2015 Because shouldn’t this guy be telling other people how marriage works? [Read more...]

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