Bigots Forming Boy Scouts Alternative

The anti-gay bigots who are so freaked out about the possibility that their children might actually get to know gay people and therefore grow up without their bigotry (which is going to happen anyway) are going to form their own alternative scouting organization where they can furiously try to hide the reality of the world from their kids.
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Regnerus Talks to Jim Garlow

Mark Regnerus, the University of Texas sociology professor who authored a widely panned study on same-sex parenting that would likely get failed if a grad student were to propose such a study for a thesis, has spent a lot of time pretending to be just a truth-seeking researcher following the evidence where it leads (indeed, the anti-gay group that funded his study drafted talking points for him that said exactly that). An interview he did recently with far-right anti-gay pastor Jim Garlow should put that to rest once and for all.
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King: Morality Has No Place in Government Policy

Rep. Peter King, perhaps the biggest ignorant blowhard in Congress, is quite upset about President Obama’s recent speech about changing our anti-terror policies. He’s not upset that Obama is almost certainly full of shit and isn’t going to change much of anything; he’s upset that Obama’s empty rhetoric included moral arguments.
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Dean Chambers Hearts Kevin DuJan

If you’ve been reading my blog for any period of time, you could be forgiven for thinking that the loony right had hit bottom, that they couldn’t possibly get any worse. Think again. Wait till you see this bizarre bit of speculation from Kevin DuJan, a self-declared Christian conservative gay man whose goal seems to be to make Alan Keyes and Michael Savage seem sane by comparison. Guess where he thinks Obama was the night of the Benghazi attack? Doing coke and having gay sex.
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Alton Lemon Has Died

You probably don’t know who Alton Lemon is, but if you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you should be familiar with the test named after him: the Lemon test, which the Supreme Court applies — sometimes — to determine when the Establishment Clause has been violated. Alton Lemon died a few weeks ago.
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Faith Healing Death the Tip of the Iceberg

The child who died recently of bacterial pneumonia because his parents believed it was a sin to take him to the doctor is not just the second child of those parents to die from lack of medical care, it’s one of more than two dozen deaths in two Philadelphia churches that believe in faith healing rather than medicine.
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Dale McGowan and FBB in HuffPo

We’ve been working to get Dale McGowan a slot at Huffington Post to blog about the Foundation Beyond Belief and secular charity in general and his first post is now up on that site. He notes that religious believers on average donate a lot more money to charity (though those figures include donations to their church, little of which may go to charity at all) and argues that this is largely because religious believers are asked more often to contribute. Thus, the purpose of FBB:
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