Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. It’s customary this time of year to think about the things you’re grateful for and I thought I’d write them down for you. First of all, I’m thankful for my readers. I’m still amazed that so many people enjoy what I write and find it interesting enough to keep coming back here every day. This blog is now exactly 11 years old and I could not possibly have imagined when I started what it would turn into.
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NOM Founder Pledges to Fight Equality for 100 Years

Robert George, a law professor at Princeton and the co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage, is a lot like the black knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. He may have had both arms and legs cut off, but he swears that he will never give up in his courageous fight against equality and for discrimination.
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Ken Ham: Global Warming Caused by Global Flood

Ken Ham makes me laugh a lot. He has one and only one answer to absolutely any question, no matter how absurd that makes his argument. In a recent post, he fumes about being considered a global warming denier. Why, he thinks global warming is real, he just think it’s caused by that global flood that never happened.
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An Undercover Operation in ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy

Harmon Leon went undercover as a confused gay man to see what “ex-gay” therapy consisted of and what he found was predictably interesting. He was put into an odd sort of group therapy, kind of like an AA meeting. In fact, virtually everyone there had also had serious drug and alcohol and other problems.
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Fischer: Banning Stop and Frisk a ‘Hate Crime Against Black Citizens’

Bryan Fischer really loves black people. Hell, he even lets them use his bathroom and everything. He loves black people so much that he thinks it’s okay to blatantly violate the Constitution to harass as many of them as possible so that a tiny percentage of them won’t hypothetically be allowed to hurt other black people later.
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Why Is This Psychologist Still Licensed?

If you thought Keith Ablow was bad (and he is), wait till you hear about Dr. Stan Katz. This forensic psychologist was hired by the Los Angeles Unified School District as an expert witness in a civil suit brought by the family of a 9-year old girl who was sexually assaulted at one of their schools. What he said on the witness stand may make you physically ill:
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Tribalism Matters More Than Policy to Voters

Survey after survey shows that many people vote Republican despite agreeing with most policies favored by Democrats, just like they oppose Obamacare even though they support most of the changes it made. Why is this? Because tribalism matters far more to them than the details of policy about which they know almost nothing. Lilliana Mason, who researches political psychology at Rutgers, explains:
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Emails From Florida GOP Reveal Truth About Gerrymandering

You may remember that a few months ago a Florida court overturned the legislative maps drawn up by the Republican-controlled legislature. Now some of the evidence in that case, emails to and from Republican consultants and legislators, reveal how they tried to cover up their role in drawing districts explicitly to help Republicans by packing black voters into single districts.
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