With great frustration, Dehli Supreme Court dismisses group wanting to revoke the visa of exiled Indian author.

The Dehli Supreme Court has declined to hear a request by a group called “All India Human Rights and Social Justice Front” to revoke the visa of exiled author Taslima Nasreen.  The AIHRSJF (even as an acronym that shit’s too long) are upset that Nasreen is making controversial comments without permission (heaven forbid): The Supreme [Read More…]

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Where I’ll be speaking this week, and how your input can help my wife give a great talk at Logic Con!

Hey everybody!  First, I’ll be speaking Thursday night in Boise, Idaho: You should swing by if you’re in the area. Then I’m getting up before the sun to hop a plane back to Kansas City from whence the wife and I will depart for Logic Con (alongside some other epic speakers like Darrel Ray, Dan Barker, [Read More…]

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Failing to learn from other states’ mistakes, North Carolina GOP pushing business out with anti-LGBT bill.

Indiana learned it’s lesson when it tried to slip in legalized discrimination under the guise of “religious freedom.”  That lesson cost about $60 million. Georgia’s governor was smart enough to not repeat Indiana’s mistake after multiple organizations threatened to yank money out of the state if he signed a similar bill into law.  It turns [Read More…]

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Shock: god tells preacher who wanted to crucify himself that the world just wasn’t ready for it.

Prior to Easter weekend a Christian pastor announced he wished to be crucified and buried so he could resurrect just like Jesus: Pastor Daniel Malatji of Revival Ministries in Soshanguve Block C shocked congregants last on Sunday when he instructed his followers to come to easter Friday service (25 March) with nails and hammers as [Read More…]

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Georgia governor vetoes anti-LGBT bill!

Georgia has finally put an anti-gay bill on Gov. Nathan Deal’s desk (disguised, of course, as a “religious liberty” bill, as if being religious should grant you special privileges…isn’t that the grounds on which they supposedly oppose gay rights?  Special privileges are bad?): The bill — House Bill 757 — would have given faith-based organizations [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: Not paying attention to me…

Good morning!  I’m back in my office after a lovely weekend on the road.  I have some down time before I jet off again on Thursday for Idaho (more on that in a bit). For now I’m back to just seeing what all is going on in the world.  Here’s a dog who wants his [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: Attaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

I’m in St. Louis this morning after a lovely time with the O’Fallon Freethinkers last night.  Today is a day of seeing old college friends before heading home tomorrow morning. This is how I spent my morning:   [Read more…]

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I’m off to St. Louis!

Tonight I’ll be at the O’Fallon Freethinkers meetup in O’Fallon, MO (basically St. Louis).  The event starts at 7pm at the 109 Brewhouse.  I’ll be a little late as I have a prior engagement, but I will be there! It also means I get to hit the road right about…now.  Hope to see some of you [Read More…]

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MORNING HAPPINESS: Dad play-fighting with daughter.

Good morning, everybody! Now I’m off to make some morning happiness of my own.  I’m going to drive up to Lawrence to take the wife to lunch, then into the weeds of Kansas to teach youngsters how to sing.   [Read more…]

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GAMING: Atheist Gamers ranked team with an epic comeback in League of Legends!

We were down 10-1 and brought it all the way back.  Note the 0Gods team name.  😀 [Read more…]

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Sarah Palin filming pilot episode for reality TV courtroom show similar to Judge Judy.

Sarah Palin could be getting a courtroom reality TV show akin to Judge Judy: Move over, Judge Judy. There’s a new TV courtroom judge coming to town – and it’s none other than former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. The onetime vice presidential candidate has been tapped to preside over a new reality court show that [Read More…]

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World’s largest psychiatric association to denounce gay conversion “therapy” as harmful.

This is pretty swank.  The World Psychiatric Association, the largest and most influential such body on earth, is about to make it clear that gay-conversion “therapy” is ineffective and dangerous: The association will release a report tomorrow that will declare its opposition “to any attempts to turn LGBT people heterosexual,” in reference to the effectiveness [Read More…]

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Borough of Clayton, NJ really wants to give the FFRF their money.

It turns out that a small Borough of New Jersey, Clayton, has a city seal (and sign) which pretty clearly endorse religion, but also Christ-based religion: The Freedom From Religion Foundation wants a New Jersey borough to get rid of its unmistakably religious seal and motto. The official seal of the borough of Clayton depicts [Read More…]

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Ted Cruz uses Brussels terrorist attack to suggest turning Muslim neighborhoods into police states.

You’ve probably heard by now that last night Brussels was the victim of a massive terrorist bombing.  I honestly try not to write about these things.  I’d sooner let the world move on, denying these monsters the attention they crave. But it always seems like the wake of these travesties are similarly dominated by people [Read More…]

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