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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. The Disparate Racial Impact of Pollution — April 20, 2014
  2. Another Fight With Warren City Hall — April 20, 2014
  3. Obama’s Fake ‘Evolution’ on Marriage Equality — April 20, 2014
  4. Kansas Mayor Agrees With KKK Killer — April 20, 2014
  5. Beck Hammered for Not Supporting Violence — April 19, 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. Major Changes at Freethought Blogs — 391 comments
  4. Professor: Rape is Okay if Woman is Unconscious — 375 comments
  5. Butler: Arrest Anti-Muslim Filmmaker — 258 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 18 2014

FOIA Suit Over Regnerus Study Continues

One of the interesting stories regarding that terrible Mark Regnerus study on gay parenting is a lawsuit filed by John Becker against the University of Central Florida over their refusal to comply with an open records request for documents on how the study came to be published. Becker has a report on how that case …

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Apr 18 2014

Louisiana Refuses to Repeal Unconstitutional Sodomy Law

In 2003, the Supreme Court overturned all state anti-sodomy laws in Lawrence v Texas, making them unenforceable. But the Louisiana state legislature is insisting by a better than 2-1 margin that they keep their law on the books anyway because…well, who the hell knows why.

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Apr 18 2014

Liberty Counsel Helps Set Up ‘American’ Clubs in Schools

Matt Barber has Christian Reconstructionists writing for his new website and now Liberty Counsel, the organization he works for, is helping students set up “American Clubs” in secondary schools. What are American Clubs? Groups set up by the Institute on the Constitution, which is also run by Christian Reconstructionists and white nationalists.

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Apr 18 2014

The Peter Makes Himself a Martyr

Anti-gay bigot extraordinaire Peter LaBarbera is making a bid for martyrdom, getting himself arrested at the University of Regina in Canada for handing out anti-gay literature. He had previously been briefly detained while crossing the border, but was allowed to enter to give a lecture.

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Apr 18 2014

Oh, Lee Duigon

Lee Duigon, the Christian Reconstructionist now writing for Matt Barber’s new site BarbWire, thinks we’re afraid of him. He also thinks we give a damn what he thinks is or is not a sin. Don’t you love being told what it is you believe or fear? I know I do.

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Apr 17 2014

Arpaio Gives Interview to Anti-Semitic Paper

In the completely unsurprising news of the day, fascist Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is more than happy to give interviews to far-right, conspiracy-mongering, anti-Semitic websites like American Free Press. Right Wing Watch reports:

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Apr 17 2014

Donohue’s Delusions

Bill Donohue of the Catholic League — really just an angry, red-faced guy with a P.O. Box and a fax machine who likes to put out press release — is a bit delusional. The Catholic Church has no problem with priests abusing children anymore. “I don’t know of a single institution which has less of …

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Apr 17 2014

Russian Anti-LGBT Demonization Leads to Violence

It’s been clear for some time now that Russia’s harsh anti-gay law passed last year is creating an atmosphere that encourages violence against gay people and that the Russian government has little inclination to protect them from it. Right Wing Watch quotes human rights activists on the nature of that atmosphere:

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Apr 17 2014

Secularists Fight Sabbath Laws in Israel

Israel is having a similar fight to the one over so-called “blue laws” in the United States in decades past, with secular Jews protesting against laws that forbid businesses from being open on the Jewish sabbath, which is sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.

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Apr 17 2014

Alleged Kansas Killer Is an Odin Worshipper

Though we tend to think of white supremacists as Christians, and a whole lot of them are, a fair number of them are also Odin worshippers. The alleged killer in Kansas who opened fire at a pair of Jewish centers last week is one of them. He thinks Christianity is bad because it was invented …

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Apr 17 2014

University of Alabama Joins Late 20th Century

The University of Alabama has been dragged kicking and screaming into the mid-1960s, sparking hope that someday they might join the 21st century in a few decades after the student senate approved a resolution calling for fraternities and sororities on campus to be racially integrated. Yes, in 20-freaking-14.

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Apr 17 2014

Schlafly: Equal Pay Will Rob Women of Husbands!

Phyllis Schlafly can always be counted on to say incredibly stupid things on pretty much any issue she happens to be talking about at any given moment, especially if it keeps women as second-class citizens. Listen to this appalling argument against equal pay for women:

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Apr 17 2014

Hagee: Blood Moons Start of End Times

Early Tuesday morning we had the first of four “blood moons” — eclipses where atmospheric conditions make the moon look blood red — and a whole bunch of Christian conservatives of the premillenial variety have been heralding it as the sign of…well, something really important. John Hagee is one of them.

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Apr 17 2014

Trump Still Pretending He Might Run for President

Donald Trump is in the middle of yet another public plea for attention by pretending he might run for president. He went to a New Hampshire event populated by other Republican presidential wannabes like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee and talked about something he undoubtedly knows all about:

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Apr 17 2014

Swanson: Gay People are Like Axe Murderers and Cannibals

The thoroughly unhinged Kevin Swanson is quite upset with Nabisco for using a same-sex couple in one of their commercials. And in the course of his usual idiotic screed he compares gay people to both axe murderers and cannibals. Oh, and Nabisco will suffer for their insolence.

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