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Jun 16 2012

Female Michigan legislators to perform Vagina Monologues at their capitol building

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This is such a fantastic response to a mind-numbingly stupid controversy. For those of you who aren’t up to date, Michigan legislators barred Rep. Lisa Brown (D) from speaking in the House after she used the word “vagina” during a debate on an anti-abortion bill. Yes, people are losing their shit over the word “vagina”: …

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May 27 2012

Church economic development controversy strikes West Lafayette, IN

Jen says: The following is a guest post by my friends Anna, Mike, and Mario. Anna is the president of the Society of Non-Theists at Purdue and ”isn’t cool enough for a blog.“ Mike blogs at Politics and Pucks. Mario blogs at An Episcopalian in Planet Earth. West Lafayette, IN is home to Purdue University, my old stomping ground, so I’m still interested …

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May 15 2012

Priorities

Here’s a depressing comparison for you: 2012 US Science Budget*: $85.2 billion Yearly losses due to religious tax exemptions: Over $71 billion We could basically double the US Science Budget, but instead we continue to bow to religious privilege. Priorities, indeed. *Funding the National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, NASA, Department of Energy, National …

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May 09 2012

Obama publicly declares support for same-sex marriage

Finally. This was probably my favorite part of the interview: “It’s interesting, some of this is also generational,” the president continued. “You know when I go to college campuses, sometimes I talk to college Republicans who think that I have terrible policies on the economy, on foreign policy, but are very clear that when it …

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Mar 20 2012

The Indiana Theocracy (video)

I spoke at the Center for Inquiry: Indiana last night in Indianapolis about The Indiana Theocracy. And they already have the talk online! So efficient. Check it out: Remember, I’m giving the same talk tonight at Purdue Calumet in Hammond, and on Thursday at Purdue in West Lafayette. So don’t watch it if you’re going …

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Mar 09 2012

Obama is really itching for those pre-Civil War days

Says Sarah Palin in a language vaguely resembling English (emphasis mine): Right, well, what we can glean from this is an understanding of why we are on the road that we are on. Again, it’s based on what went into his thinking, being surrounded by radicals. He is bringing us back, Sean, to days—you can …

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Feb 16 2012

Women should just keep their legs shut, amirite?

Republicans have gone a long time attempting to hide their motivations for being against contraceptives and abortion. But as the debates ramp up, their true colors are becoming more and more obvious. For example, take the discussion surrounding Virginia’s disgusting ultrasound bill (emphasis mine): This week, the Virginia state Legislature passed a bill that would require women to …

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Feb 09 2012

The Catholic contraception kerfuffle

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The Obama administration mandated that health insurers cover birth control, and the ongoing drama is being framed in respect of the repression of poor, poor Catholics. How dare the government infringe on their freedom to police women’s bodies through their religion, blah blah blah. The next time someone brings up the Catholic aspect, obliterate it …

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Feb 09 2012

Santorum: Obama and secularism are the path to beheading religious people

“They are taking faith and crushing it. Why? Why? When you marginalize faith in America, when you remove the pillar of God-given rights, then what’s left is the French Revolution. What’s left is a government that gives you rights. What’s left are no unalienable rights. What’s left is a government that will tell you who …

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Feb 07 2012

Romney too

It’s unfair of me to point out Santorum’s idiotic views on religious freedom when Romney said the same exact thing earlier today. “They are now using Obamacare to impose a secular vision on Americans who believe that they should not have their religious freedom taken away.” You keep on using that phrase “religious freedom.” I do …

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