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Apr 24 2014

Ralph Reed’s ‘Irrefutable’ Evidence on Same-Sex Parenting

Ralph Reed went on ABC News on Sunday and, when asked about same-sex marriage, trotted out the tried and false claim that there is “irrefutable” social science research that shows that children raised by straight parents are better off than those raised by gay parents.
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Apr 24 2014

Plouffe Plays Pretend

David Plouffe, the architect of President Obama’s two presidential campaign victories, is disputing the account in Jo Becker’s book of the president’s obviously fake “evolution” on marriage equality. Andrew Sullivan interviewed him on it, but is anyone naive enough to believe this?
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Apr 24 2014

Military Personnel Can Officially be Humanist

In the military, each soldier is allowed to specify a religious identification on their dog tags and in official records, but their choices are limited to a list of approved designations. For a long time, one could only identify as “no religious preference” if they were an atheist or humanist, but that is finally changing.
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Apr 24 2014

Stories From the Pathfinders

One of the things I’m most excited about for the upcoming Humanism at Work conference is talking to the Pathfinders who have been traveling the world helping people for the past year. I want to hear their stories and learn from their experiences, some of which Wendy Webber has recounted in the latest issue of The Humanist.
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Apr 24 2014

Ugandan Catholic Bishop Calls for Anti-Gay Violence

One of Uganda’s Catholic bishops delivered an Easter homily that focused not on the resurrection of Jesus or the church’s message of hope and atonement but on the need for people of that country to commit violence against gay people in order to rid the country of homosexuality.
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Apr 24 2014

Dan Fincke on Humanist Charity

Dan Fincke has a great essay on the importance of organized humanist charity, with a special shout out to the Foundation Beyond Belief and the Humanism at Work conference I’m organizing for July in Chicago. As usual, he expresses my position with far more depth and eloquence than I could ever do.
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Apr 24 2014

Problem Solving is Better Than Persecution Poses

Hemant highlights a story out of a child in Missouri who was allegedly yelled at by a teacher for carrying a Bible. Her mother immediately took to Facebook to launch a protest and then ran to the local TV station rather than calling the school to file a complaint and resolve the situation. The school released this statement:
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Apr 24 2014

Beck and Oprah Won’t Have Jim Garrow to Kick Around Anymore

Jim Garrow is highly upset that Glenn Beck is not sufficiently supporting Cliven Bundy so he took to Facebook to declare that he isn’t going to go on Beck’s show (which he’s never been on or been invited on, so far as I know). Oh, and he won’t go on Oprah’s show either.
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Apr 24 2014

Fake ‘Ex-Terrorist’ Loses Copyright Case

Ergun Caner, a fake “ex-terrorist” who was fired from Liberty University when his harrowing tale of his evil past was thoroughly debunked, has lost a copyright lawsuit he filed against another Christian who used video of him speaking in a Youtube clip criticizing him. Fair use FTW.
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Apr 24 2014

CWA Doesn’t Want Women’s History Museum

Congress is considering funding for a National Women’s History Museum and Concerned Women for America Against Women are highly agitated because it might actually celebrate the movement that made women more equal instead of, say, anti-female women like Phyllis Schlafly.
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Apr 24 2014

Is There Anything the Right Can’t Politicize 2: Electric Boogaloo

In his weekly radio address over the weekend, President Obama talked about Easter and Passover, sending greetings to those who celebrate those two holidays. But he was far too ecumenical for hateful Islamophobes like Pam Geller, who accused him of “proselytizing for Islam” by even mentioning them. For the record, here is the transcript of the address:
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Apr 24 2014

Corsi Thinks He’s Found the Birther Holy Grail

Jerome Corsi is all atwitter with excitement over a British court case that he thinks might finally provide evidence for his birther delusions. Of course, the evidence is devoid of, you know, evidence. It’s a criminal case involving a man named Michael Shrimpton, who says he’s seen the proof that Obama was born in Kenya.
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Apr 23 2014

David Barton Lies. Film at 11.

David Barton is a liar. That’s been well-established. I don’t mean he sometimes gets things wrong, I mean he lies — constantly, flagrantly and repeatedly. His latest lie, which he’s told before, is that “the Obama administration has refused to prosecute any child pornography.”
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Apr 23 2014

Leaked Frat Emails Reveal Dudebro Life

For anyone who thinks there’s no such thing as rape culture or that misogyny isn’t a serious problem in our society, I would suggest reading the leaked emails and text messages from an unofficial fraternity at American University filled with future power brokers in business and government. It’s pretty appalling.
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Apr 23 2014

The Bundy Ranch Story is an Old One

Tom Kenworthy at Think Progress goes into the long history of attempts by ranchers like Cliven Bundy to get out of federal grazing fees and the attendant “range war” rhetoric that often goes along with those attempts. They never actually win because the law is crystal clear.
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