KKK Shooter Had Role in Anti-Gay Murder

For several years I had the privilege of being the editor for reporter Todd Heywood with the Michigan Messenger. He’s now broken a potentially huge story about Frazier Glenn Miller, the former KKK leader who allegedly killed three people at a pair of Jewish centers in Kansas last weekend. Turns out he may have played a role in a triple homicide of young gay men in North Carolina in the 80s as well.
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March for Marriage 2: Electric Boogaloo

After last year’s March for Marriage was a massive failure (fewer people showed up than for the Reason Rally), the National Organization for Marriage is now planning March for Marriage 2: Electric Boogaloo for June 19. That’s a month after a few hundred wingnuts who think they’re 20 million strong are planning to remove Obama from office. And they need your money:
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Cal Thomas’ Inane Views on Evolution

Cal Thomas was one of the founders of the Moral Majority and has been a longtime right-wing columnist in which he routinely spews incredibly stupid beliefs. Appearing on a Christian TV show recently he spewed some serious nonsense about how public schools are “re-education camps” run by “the enemy” and evolution will lead to killing the elderly.
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Ray Comfort Warns of Divine Judgment

Ray Comfort went on the Janet Mefferd show the other day and it’s a miracle that that much stupidity in one place didn’t create some sort of black hole that sucked the whole solar system into it. He says we’re inviting divine judgment because we teach evolution and that makes us have orgies and stuff.
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The Personal is the Political is the Legal

One of the revelations in a much-criticized book about the history of the fight for marriage equality (Andrew Sullivan, who really did play a huge role in that history, has rightly slammed the book for ignoring everything prior to 2008) is that the attorney who defended Prop 8 has a gay daughter and is now planning her wedding.
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Putin, Netanyahu and Neo-Con Cognitive Dissonance

A very interesting thing has happened in the wake of Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea and hostile moves in the eastern Ukraine — he and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are suddenly buddies. Israel even abstained from the UN vote that condemned Russia’s recent military actions. This poses a real problem for American neo-cons who are demanding strong action against Putin.
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The Moral Relativism of Fundamentalist Christianity

Greta Christina points out something that I’ve been saying for years about Christian fundamentalism, which is that despite its almost constant criticism of atheism as necessarily entailing “moral relativism,” its own moral view is, of necessity, a relativist one. She starts by quoting something written by Peter Hess of the National Center for Science Education about the first episode of the new Cosmos and its focus on the burning at the stake of Giordano Bruno:
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