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Ed Brayton

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Name: Ed Brayton
Date registered: June 30, 2011
URL: http://freethoughtblogs.com/dispatches

Biography

After spending several years touring the country as a stand up comedian, Ed Brayton tired of explaining his jokes to small groups of dazed illiterates and turned to writing as the most common outlet for the voices in his head. He has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show and the Thom Hartmann Show, and is almost certain that he is the only person ever to make fun of Chuck Norris on C-SPAN.

Latest posts

  1. Beck’s Astounding Response to Defamation Suit — July 27, 2014
  2. Ibrahim Finally Out of Sudan — July 27, 2014
  3. Defending My Recent Reasonable Doubts Appearance — July 27, 2014
  4. ‘Dr’ Alex McFarland is a Genius — July 27, 2014
  5. Klingenschmitt Apparently Hasn’t Read the Bible — July 27, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. It Appears I’ve Started An ‘Atheist Cult’ — 842 comments
  2. Shermer and the Myth of Feminist Persecution — 405 comments
  3. Target’s New Gun Policy — 396 comments
  4. Major Changes at Freethought Blogs — 391 comments
  5. Professor: Rape is Okay if Woman is Unconscious — 375 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 27 2014

Beck’s Astounding Response to Defamation Suit

As I’ve noted before, Glenn Beck is being sued for defamation by a Saudi student he accused repeatedly of being the “money man” behind the Boston Marathon bombings, with not a shred of evidence. His response to that lawsuit is not surprising, but it’s pretty astonishing for its sheer chutzpah.

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Jul 27 2014

Ibrahim Finally Out of Sudan

Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman initially sentenced to death in the Sudan for apostasy, has finally left that barbaric country and is headed to the United States. But she went first to Italy, where she got an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

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Jul 27 2014

Defending My Recent Reasonable Doubts Appearance

A couple weeks ago I was interviewed by my good friends who do the Reasonable Doubts podcast, just a few days after the Hobby Lobby ruling came down. I said then much the same thing that I said here, that I think it’s a very bad ruling but not nearly as far-reaching as some have …

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Jul 27 2014

‘Dr’ Alex McFarland is a Genius

“Dr” Alex McFarland is the director of the Center for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at North Greenville University. He isn’t actually a doctor, though. In fact, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Southern Evangelical Seminary the same year he was named its president, which sounds totally legit. But you can’t put anything past …

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Jul 27 2014

Klingenschmitt Apparently Hasn’t Read the Bible

I’m beginning to suspect that Gordon Klingenschmitt may be an elaborate Poe. On his Pray in Jesus’ Name internet show this week he actually slammed Islam because they force women to marry their rapists, saying that this is proof that Islam is a demonic religion.

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Jul 26 2014

Another Fake Jefferson Quote From the Christian Right

There is a quote that is often attributed to Albert Einstein, which he probably did not say, to the effect that there are only two infinite things in existence: the universe and human stupidity. Let me suggest that there may be another — fake Jefferson quotes (and, ironically, fake Einstein quotes). Here’s yet another one, …

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Jul 26 2014

The Single Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Read

Readers of this blog know that I document every day the staggeringly inane things said by the Christian right, so believe me when I say that I do not exaggerate when I say that this column at American Thinker is the single dumbest thing I have ever read. It’s so dumb that I suggest that …

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Jul 26 2014

Obama Now Distracting From the Distraction

According to Laura Ingraham, Obama is using the Malaysian airliner getting shot down as a distraction from the child refugee problem, which I’m pretty sure was a distraction from the IRS scandal, which was a distraction from Benghazi. Oh dear, I think I’m distracted now.

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Jul 26 2014

Another Church/State Lawsuit in Warren, Michigan

The last few years have seen several battles over church/state separation in Warren, Michigan, where the mayor could hardly be more obvious in wanting his office to give official endorsement to Christianity and keep atheists from having equal access to the public square. AU, the ACLU and FFRF have filed another lawsuit.

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Jul 26 2014

Why the Rise of Secularism Is a Good Thing

Phil Zuckerman was asked by a journalist if he thinks the growing number of atheists and agnostics and the rise of a sizable secular demographic is a good thing for the country. He gives his answers in a column in Psychology Today and I agree with most of them.

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Jul 25 2014

Fox News Can’t Believe We Help Those Who Don’t Speak English

Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, easily the two dumbest men on television, are simply beside themselves at the idea that 911 emergency responders in Texas actually help people who don’t speak English. And they seem to think they’re supposed to determine whether someone is a citizen over the phone.

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Jul 25 2014

Victim-Blaming Judge Suspended in Montana

The Montana Supreme Court formally reprimanded and suspended (for 31 days) the judge who infamously blamed a 14 year old girl who was raped by one of her teachers and later committed suicide. Judge G. Todd Baugh says he’s going to retire at the end of this year when his term expires.

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Jul 25 2014

Paul, Booker Push Criminal Justice Reform

I’ve complained for years that Congress never tries to do anything to fix our unbelievably broken criminal justice system, mostly because there’s no moneyed constituency to pay them to do it. Rand Paul and Corey Booker are teaming up in the Senate with legislation that would at least be a tiny step in the right …

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Jul 25 2014

Bachmann in 2016? Oh Please Please Please

If the prospect of Rick Santorum, Herman Cain and Allen West running for the Republican nomination for president in 2016 isn’t exciting enough, now Michele Bachmann says she may run again too. Please pray, cross fingers, sacrifice chickens or whatever else you can think of to make this happen.

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Jul 25 2014

Uh Oh. The Wingnuts Turn on Ted Cruz.

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I wrote the other day about the transparent sham of Ted Cruz pretending to give a shit about the child refugees he’s using as a political weapon, but for his more bigoted and extremist followers he has now revealed himself as a bleeding heart liberal and probably a communist. These are from his Facebook page:

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