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Buzzfeed contributor Katherine Myers wrote a personal essay that probably didn’t need to be written.

My response will be small, it will just be to tell you to STFU because being Christian in a “non-religious” area like the educated Northeast elite is NOT the same as coming out as gay anywhere else. No… READ MORE »


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The Daily Beast reported on tragedy yesterday: Homecoming Queen Alyssa Ramirez lost her life after a flood in Texas swept her car away on her way home from prom. The details are pretty heartbreaking. The teen was only two miles away from home when she was caught in a flash flood. She called 911 and… READ MORE »


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In a break from states who are protecting religious freedoms, Wisconsin’s most liberal city, Madison, has made a decision to protect the non-religious from discrimination.

The city council voted the law in (in what is believed to be the first of its kind) earlier this month protecting atheists and the non-religious from discrimination… READ MORE »


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Tuesday night, CNN aired a special on Atheism, called “Atheism: Inside The World Of Non-Believers.” I watched it, and, as a “non-believer,” I was not particularly amused. First of all, they called Richard Dawkins the “Father of Atheism,” which is 32 flavors of ridiculous, and second, the whole thing really seemed to portray atheists as… READ MORE »


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This Friday, some wacko site called TruNews (sounds legit) aired a speech given by “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson at the Vero Beach Prayer Breakfast earlier that day. The site described it as “powerful”; I, however, and probably you, would describe it as “fucking batshit.” At least the part of it where he makes a point… READ MORE »


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Well, it’s looks like my dream of a Rodgers and Hammerstein-themed wedding are officially dashed, because even if I am a girl who cain’t say no, I cain’t say “yes” in the state of Oklahoma*. To marriage, anyway. I’m sure I could say yes to other things in Oklahoma, like, for instance, being taken out in your surry… READ MORE »


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Ken Ham and his fellow Creationists are very upset about a Carnival Cruise Lines ad that aired during the Superbowl, featuring a particularly lovely part of a 1962 speech by John F. Kennedy.
“I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Faith in humanity is the only faith I have. As in, I don’t have faith in a god or anything particularly spiritual. I’m not going to waffle over that and say that there’s a possibility that a god, in fact, does exist, or that I could be wrong. I am certain that I’m not wrong. READ MORE »


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Abuse victim Marissa Alexander accepted a plea deal for shooting a gun in self-defense, in the presence of her abuser, in Florida, a Stand Your Ground state. She was originally sentenced to a ridiculous 20 years in jail. [MSNBC]
There will be a press conference today about the Ferguson Grand Jury decision on… READ MORE »


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Sam Harris and Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins all want really badly for me to criticize Islam. They claim I’m scared to do so because Islamic extremists bully people into silence. They consider it a liberal failing that people like me have deferred to that bullying. They say it’s not “phobic” to criticize Islam, nor… READ MORE »


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The US prison system neglects the needs of trans* inmates and exposes them to rape. [VICE]
Emily Gould writes about why ignoring online trolls isn’t enough. [Buzzfeed]
Listen to Lena Dunham talk about her book and her life with NPR’s Terry Gross. [NPR] READ MORE »


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In a move upsetting mothers, pastors, rabbis, and priests (this could be the start of a really good joke), Atheist Agenda, a campus club at the University of Texas at San Antonio, is offering pornography in exchange for Bibles, or any other sacred religious text. I remember when I was in college, “Preacher Joe” used… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

In my opinion, getting married as a religious person is much easier than getting married as an Atheist or an Agnostic because deciding who is going to officiate the ceremony is so filled with confusion, it would just be simpler to say, “Well I guess Father Tom will take care of business.”

I am… READ MORE »