Texas clerk resigns over unwillingness to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

A Texas clerk has resigned rather than issue same-sex marriage licenses.  There’s one more person who’s unconvinced by Attorney General Paxton’s claim that clerks don’t have to do their jobs if they don’t want to: The Rusk County Commissioners Court on Monday formally accepted the resignation of County Clerk Joyce Lewis-Kugle, apparently the first Texas [Read More...]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: Optimistic puppy.

This puppy believes in himself so much: [Read more...]

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Child abuse.

That’s what this is: [Read more...]

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Florida Republican thinks Donald Trump could be a Democrat plant.

Florida Republican Carloes Curbelo suspects that Donald Trump might be a plant by the Democratic Party to make the GOP look dumb: “There are too many important national, local international topics to waste time talking about a person who, I repeat, in my judgment is irrelevant — and who quite possibly is a phantom candidate [Read More...]

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Pay-per-pew.

Someone posted a letter to the atheism subreddit this morning that seemed to be too much, even for churches: Damn.  I almost think that sounded Mormon, but Mormons would never write “yours in Christ.”  I didn’t want to post this without first making sure it was true.  It’s clear from the top that the church [Read More...]

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Texas judge will wed same-sex couples, but only if they sign a form acknowledging he doesn’t want to.

Before he weds two people of the same sex, a Texas judge is requiring the couple to sign a form acknowledging his personal opposition to their union: Denton County Judge James DePiazza now requires couples to sign an agreement acknowledging that he would prefer to “not conduct same-sex ceremonies, but will not decline anyone who chooses [Read More...]

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God has a plan for Scott Walker.

Scott Walker has thrown his not-very-intimidating hat into the ring by declaring he’ll be running for President which, he claims, is part of god’s plan for him.  While god hasn’t shown up to tell anybody anything…well…ever, he finally made an appearance on twitter to confirm that he, in fact, did tell Scott Walker to run [Read More...]

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Anti-gay people kind of defeat each other.

I’m going to be out much of the morning.  Look for posts to start cropping up around noon (Central Time). But I wanted to share this.  My brother is doing some LGBT activism work in Bentonville, Arkansas and posted this to his facebook last night: So true.  It’s like the wolf arguing that sheep have [Read More...]

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GAY BAD – Why we should criminalize homosexuality

We were visited last night by a spirit of intolerance. He posted a list of reasons as to why we should criminalize homosexuality. This goes about as well as you’d expect. [Read more...]

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Missouri county flying flags at less than half staff to grieve gay marriage ruling.

The commissioners in Dent County, Missouri have voted unanimously to fly flags at half staff (sorry, less than half staff) to mourn gay people getting to marry.  Apparently two people in love and committed to a life of happiness is a greater tragedy than somebody dying in the eyes of these loving Christians: The Dent [Read More...]

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Boy Scouts of America set to lift the ban on gay/bisexual scout leaders.

The BSA is set to lift its ban on openly gay/bisexual scout leaders: The Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) executive committee voted unanimously on Friday to lift the organization’s long-standing ban on gay and bisexual adults. If ratified by the full national executive board at its July 27 meeting, the prohibition will be immediately lifted and each [Read More...]

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Disproving Evolution – Part 23 – Seeing Intelligent Design

[Index of series posts] Continuing the rebuttal of the article,  “9 Scientific Facts Prove that “The Theory of Evolution” is wrong.” We’re not quite done with the tree of life. The author has more to say. [Read more...]

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Kentucky clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses is on her fourth marriage.

I’ve been following the lawsuit ACLU vs Kim Davis, a class action suit against the Rowan County, KY clerk who is refusing to issue any marriage licenses in the wake of Obergefell. The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky filed a lawsuit July 2, 2015 on behalf of four Rowan County couples, two same-gender couples [Read More...]

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Leader of the Vatican (worth billions) touring around telling people not to be so obsessed with money.

Few things in life stir my irony-induced nausea like a person in charge of an opulent entity like the Vatican telling everybody else to not value money so much: Pope Francis appealed to world leaders on Saturday to seek a new economic model to help the poor, and to shun policies that “sacrifice human lives [Read More...]

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