Christian-run homeless shelter won’t house married same-sex couples.

The City Union Mission in Kansas City provides beds for the homeless, unless you’re a legally married same-sex couple.  Then I guess your suffering doesn’t count as much. Executive Director Dan Doty explained to the Kansas City Star, “We are a Christian, faith-based organization that really does adhere to biblical standards. Our view is that [Read More...]

Phil Burress: America will face revolt if Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality.

Phil Burress is the leader of an anti-gay group in Ohio who thinks America is in for a revolt if the Supreme Court makes a ruling favored by a majority of the population. Phil Burress, head of the Ohio-based Citizens for Community Values, thinks that the American people will revolt if the Supreme Court makes [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: yaaaaaaawn.

We pretty much feel the same way this morning. [Read more...]

Scott Walker: denying healthcare to the poor helps them to live the American dream.

Gov. Scott Walker, a man appointed to look out for the welfare of all his citizens, recently said he’d be doing poor people a favor by yanking their healthcare coverage: Defending his fellow Republican governors’ decision to block Medicaid expansion in their states, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Friday suggested that denying health coverage [Read More...]

BREAKING: 4th Circuit denies South Carolina’s request for a stay. Same sex marriages to commence soon.

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the request from South Carolina’s Attorney General for a stay on the South Carolina marriage ruling.  Same-sex marriages will begin shortly. In my layman’s opinion, it seems the 4th Circuit must believe the SCOTUS is going to rule in favor of marriage equality, otherwise it seems likely [Read More...]

Duggars invited married couples to post kissing pictures…then something really beautiful happened.

The Duggars have some pretty strict rules for their children’s dating lives.  Their most recent daughter to tie the knot was only allowed to side hug and hold hands with her partner (after they were engaged).  Their first kiss, it was decreed, could only happen at the altar. However, the couple decided, after they got [Read More...]

Got questions about transgender?

With all the attention on Danielle Muscato coming out of the closet as a transgender woman, it occurs to me that people might have questions.  If so, let’s get them answered.  I’ve acquired the help of Stephanie Guttormson, the Operations Director for the Richard Dawkins Foundation and a transgender woman herself.  If there are specific [Read More...]

Mississippi seeks to make Christianity its state religion

Mississippi is seeking to throw their citizens backwards a few hundred years. The Magnolia State Heritage Campaign, which sounds harmless enough, is seeking to overhaul the state with its proposed constitutional amendment, Initiative 46. The initiative would amend the state’s constitution to establish English as the official language of the state, make April “Confederate Heritage Month,” [Read More...]

Pope expressly condemns gay marriage.

An old man in a cape said a bunch of things about marriage and children that were sillier than his hat: Francis on Monday opened an interreligious conference on the “complementarity” of men and women in marriage and sex. He said marriage between a man and woman is a “fundamental pillar” of society and that children [Read More...]

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, lone nonreligious member of Congress, selected for leadership position

Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) is the only member of Congress that does not claim a religious affiliation. According to a press release on the Congresswoman’s House website, she has been selected as the Chief Deputy Whip, a key position within the minority party’s leadership. The Chief Deputy Whip is the leading aid to the Minority Whip, [Read More...]

Pope Francis: “the spirit of curiosity distances one from god.”

Via Vatican radio reporting on the Pope’s most recent homily: The spirit of curiosity generates confusion and distances a person from the Spirit of wisdom, which brings peace, said Pope Francis in his homily during Thursday morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta. Curiosity generates confusion?  No…curiosity is the antidote to confusion.  It’s what happens when [Read More...]

After firing a woman for having a legal medical procedure, Catholic school argues it shouldn’t have to go to court because of “religious freedom.”

A woman has been fired from the Catholic school where she taught English.  It turns out she *gasp* used birth control, and that somehow impacts here ability to teach English apparently: When Emily Herx first took time off work for in vitro fertilization treatment, her boss offered what sounded like words of support: “You are [Read More...]

Debate with John Lepp: Do the findings of science entail that Christianity is false?

A while back John Lepp emailed me about doing an online debate.  I agreed.  Since then, as many of you know, I have been sick and dealing with rapid weight loss, etc.  He has been very patient.  Today, it finally begins.  We’re doing four rounds, each gets an opening, rebuttal 1, rebuttal 2, then closing. [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: a winter like this.

These dogs are like me: they know when you have a few feet of snow that it’s time to get outside and play! I have my therapist appointment at 1pm today, so posts are going to be short sweet and to the point (with an exception or two).  Ok, on it! [Read more...]