Civil Rights

Exploding the Heads of the Religious Right

88 Founding Father Quotes That Will Enrage The Religious Right This article originally appeared in Liberal America, and was written by Tiffany Willis. From Wikipedia: “The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom…

Why Christians Are Our Own Worst Enemies

By Nathan Watts – Guest Writer I have been having rather deep convictions lately that I really need to put down on paper. However, before I get to the heart of the matter I need to establish a point of reference where my opinions come from and why: First off, I go to Church. However,…

Sorry, Your Version of God is Kind of a Dick

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things This past Friday there was a scheduled Muslim prayer service held inside the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. A remarkable step forward in the quest to show the true spiritual diversity that makes up our Nation. Kudos, props and Kewpie dolls all around, right? Well, seems that…

Greetings World, We Are Anonymous

Anonymous Initiates #OpKKK (Video) KKK it has came to our unfortunate attention that you have been interfering with Anonymous. We are not attacking you because of what you believe in as we fight for freedom of speech… We are attacking you because of what you did to our brothers and sisters at the Ferguson protest…

An Oncoming Storm: The 2014 Midterm Elections

An Oncoming Storm: The 2014 Midterm Elections I understand that most of the people I know are jumping for joy that the GOP has taken control of both Houses. This is a ‘Red State,’ so it stands to reason. However, as most of you know, I am not a Republican, so yesterday was not really…

Gun Ownership, Mass Murder and Mental Illness

It didn’t take but minutes for extremists on both sides of the issue to come worming out of the woodwork within minutes of the news breaking about the mass murders in Newtown, Connecticut last year. As we all should know by now, extremism of any kind rarely, if ever, results in any solutions being presented. The…

HIV: Responsibility of Consent

” But remember, even if you have a low viral load, you can still transmit HIV to your sex partner.” – Aids.gov A topic of conversation had come up in the comment section on a popular blog recently as whether or not someone who is knowingly infected with the HIV virus has a responsibility to inform…

A+, RadFems and The ‘New McCarthyism’

“Joe McCarthy and his Senate hearings were like witch hunts.” – Desi Arnaz Back in the 1950’s, Senator Joe McCarthy made a rather infamous name for himself by making accusations of treason, disloyalty and subversion without the benefit of evidence. It was ‘guilt by association,’ of the worst kind. Many people lost jobs and had…

Legalized Marijuana: Only 38 More States To Go

“Colorado, Washington approve recreational marijuana use.” – That’s A Fact, Jack So, last night, voters in Colorado and Washington approved measures to allow adults to use marijuana for any purpose. Yes, the slow-growing acceptance of marijuana use creeps ahead as more people realize that the dangers put forth by the anti-marijuana propaganda machines are pretty…