Education

Falwell Has No Business Anywhere Near Public Education

Paired with DeVos, it’s a nightmare. From Reuters: Evangelical Christian leader Jerry Falwell Jr. will head an education reform task force under U.S. President Donald Trump and is keen to cut university regulations, including rules on dealing with campus sexual assault, the school he heads said. Falwell, the son of the late televangelist Jerry Falwell…

Why Church and State MUST be Separate

The Religious Right is destroying our Nation “My reign is not of this present order. If my reign were of this present order, my supporters would have fought against my being turned over to the Jews. But my reign is not here” – John 18:36) Unless you’ve been living in a cave, it has become…

Denying Climate Change Being Worsened By Humans

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right The denial by a majority of Conservatives regarding the reality of climate change, and the effect that humanity has on the rapid changes taking place has risen to frustrating levels. It was only last January that the Senate cast a vote on climate change, which…

Creation Ministries International

Proving again that you CAN polish a turd This isn’t the first nor last time you will read something from me on these people, and for good reason. Some of you might remember the MythBusters episode when they proved that one can, indeed, polish a turd. What they came up with was a beautiful piece…

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…

Creationism and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

In the wake of the recent Bill Nye / Ken Ham debate on evolution / creation, the website “BuzzFeed” ran a pictorial titled “22 Messages From Creationists.” Twenty one of them don’t even warrant a response. They range from the sublime to the ridiculous. One, however, does warrant a reply because it is the only…

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…

Abortion Is Not Murder

I’ve heard many good arguments against abortion. Well thought out and presented, etc. I’ve also heard some poor ones, particularly from fundamentalists. Particularly when they call abortion murder. The problem with this is that it is not murder. Abortion is not homicide. You can’t just go changing definitions all willy-nilly. Homicide is the killing of a…