Tag Archives: secularism

Dammit, I Liked Those Things.

During September of this year, the state of California passed Assembly Bill 1266, which was designed to allow students to use restroom facilities associated with the gender with which they identify and not the one they were necessarily born with.  … Continue reading

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Have You Even Consulted an Attorney?

A couple of weeks ago, a story broke on Fox “News” about the US Army’s recent decision to include the American Family Association – described as a “well-respected Christian ministry” that “advocates for traditional family values” by the folks over … Continue reading

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Care Packages of the Damned

The Upstate Atheists of Spartanburg, South Carolina have a lot of experience doing volunteer work with people across the religious spectrum, including Habitat for Humanity and the March of Dimes.  Their philosophy is that volunteering together can not only help … Continue reading

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One More Success for Real Science

(Sorry Deb, I’m picking on Texas again!)  Back a couple of months ago, the Texas State Board of Education met to determine the contents of the next generation of science textbooks.  The importance of this being that whatever they decide … Continue reading

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God, Freemasons, Dark Sided …

I had a class last night, so here’s a quick two-fer. First, courtesy of my friend Dan, we have a decision from Oregon’s Department of Justice recognizing the legality of same-sex marriages from out of state.  Too bad we still … Continue reading

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This Means You Have to Start Selling Samoas.

After callously striking any mention of God from the Air Cadet Association back in January, the United Kingdom took one step further down the road to perdition when the British Scouting Association joined in the fun by providing an “alternate” … Continue reading

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There’s Crazy, Then There’s Cruz.

If it’s one person the nation can thank for shutting down the government, it’s Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.  His far-right wing politics, pathological obsession with the Affordable Care Act, and his complete unwillingness to compromise has lost him a … Continue reading

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