Full story on the wedding chapel in Idaho that refused to marry gay couples.

Dunno if you've been listening to Pat Robertson lately, but there are deadly consequences to same-sex marriage (literally, he used the word "deadly").  Nowhere, apparently, is this more obvious than in Idaho:Onslaught of sexual behavior!  Personally, I have very happy dreams about being on the receiving end of an onslaught of sexual behavior, but that's just me.  So what happened here?  Well, RWW has the details:He was discussing a case out of Idaho where ministers working for a for … [Read More...]

Malaysian state: go to mosque or go to jail.

The Malaysian state of Kelatan is set to criminalize Muslim men skipping out on attending mosque. Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) issued a statement today opposing the announced plans of the government of the Malaysian state of Kelatan to enforce a provision of a 1994 law that criminalizes the failure of Muslim men to go for Friday prayers in the local mosque three times in a row. Section 104 of Enakmen Majlis Agama Islam dan Adat Istiadat Melayu Kelantan 1994 (Enactment of Religious and Malay Cust … [Read More...]

El Paso Atheists adopt a highway, receive hate.

Man, even when atheists do good shit it's not enough for some people.  I saw this tweet about the El Paso Atheists cleaning up a highway (that Jesus was too busy to clean up with his all-powerfulness): To be clear, the goal of this wasn't to have atheists say "Oh man, Jesus does … [Read More...]

Study: Republicans lie about three times as much as Dems.

The Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) at George Mason University has released a study that was picked up by Disifo.org, which I only mention because they had an amazingly worded opening to their post: Keep in mind the three times zero would be zero, so this study does not exonerate the D … [Read More...]

Daily Show on the failed Republican experiment in Kansas.

I've written a couple of times on how horribly fucked the state of Kansas is thanks to Gov. Brownback and a kowtowing GOP legislature letting him do whatever he wants.  But the Daily Show takes it to all new levels:The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on … [Read More...]

The only way homosexuality could affect your marriage.

My father posted this image this morning and I felt it was good enough to be shared.  I will definitely get some use out of this quote: … [Read More...]

I gave CJ Werleman the benefit of the doubt and it seems he’s determined to blow it.

I don't regret withholding judgment on CJ.  I think the atheist movement could do with a bit more of that.  However, CJ seems determined to self-destruct.  His apology on facebook read pretty much as "Sam Harris' fans are unfairly attacking me for things I'm sorry about and won't do again."  It's jus … [Read More...]

Why Arizona’s Republican Attorney General is not appealing the striking down of AZ’s gay marriage ban.

Republicans like to tout themselves as fiscal conservatives, but this claim becomes hypocritical when you see how eagerly they'll waste tax-payer money seeking governmental privilege for Christians or fighting lawsuits they're doomed to lose to rally their voting base.I'm happy to report that … [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: my morning happiness.

This weekend I had one of my worst bouts with depression in recent memory.  I'll save you details on how bad it was for now, but it was pretty rough.  I followed my list of coping maneuvers, reached out to confidante, and even asked for support on my facebook page.  Specifically I wrote: Having a pr … [Read More...]

LaBarbera and Mefferd pine for an anti-gay Rosa Parks.

Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (which ironically does little but spread lies) went on Janet Mefferd's radio show where, together, they longed for a "Rosa Parks" who is the opposite of Rosa Parks in every way: One of the watershed moments, if not the watershed moment, of … [Read More...]

For those having trouble accessing the blog via iphone.

I know it has a tendency to pop up the app store for some game.  The tech people at Patheos know this and are trying to fix it.  That's all I can say, but at least be comforted that it's being worked on.<3 … [Read More...]

Chaplain for Sooners’ football team lured man from home in order to steal his drugs.

Being the chaplain for a college football team is tough work.  There's all the proselytizing to athletes, the praying to Jesus, the telling people that Christianity is required for morality.  In the case of Kent Bowles, the chaplain for the Oklahoma Sooners' football team (do they have separate c … [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: blue eyes.

These eyes say "I just want to hug your hand." … [Read More...]

My take on CJ Werleman’s plagiarism situation.

Ok, so a lot of people are seeing the new shit storm in the atheist movement: CJ Werleman seems to have plagiarized parts of some of his works.  His friend and fellow Patheos blogger Dan Arel put out a statement earlier that I'm pretty much on board with: I didn’t comment on Godless Spellcheckers fi … [Read More...]