Tag Archive for Bigotry

Recapping The 2016 DNC

By Starshadow Okay, my thoughts on the DNC. Speeches were all good and all on point. Senator Clinton isn’t the greatest speech-maker usually but she upped her game last night. She spoke at length but I was never looking at the clock except to check when it was my cat’s feeding time. BTW, my cat…

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…

What Would Jesus Do?

By Ray Dickerson – Guest Writer What would Jesus do, you ask? All we have to go by are the scriptures found in the Bible to understand the answer. If any subject were important enough, it would have been included as a witness to his legacy. If someone calls themselves a “follower of Christ”, it…

Fundamentalist Pastor Writes Homophobic Op Ed Piece

I replied to the editor, but my response wasn’t published. So here it is. “If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.” – Benjamin Franklin I’ve written previously on how bigotry is alive and well in the town where I reside,…

Bigotry Alive and Well in Small Georgia Newspaper

“The proscribing any citizen as unworthy the public confidence by laying upon him an incapacity of being called to offices of trust and emolument unless he profess or renounce this or that religious opinion is depriving him injuriously of those privileges and advantages to which, in common with his fellow citizens, he has a natural…

I Got Your “Tolerance” Right Here…

“We’ve made too many compromises already, too many retreats. They invade our space, and we fall back.” – Jean Luc Picard A while back I published an article on the American Atheists, Inc. “No God Blog,” of which I am a contributor.  It was in response to the call for tolerance by accommodationalists among the…

The Myth of Christian Persecution in the United States

It’s getting to that time of year again when the Christian whiners start complaining about being persecuted because the evil, heathen, baby-eating, godless horde of devil-worshipping atheist are trying to steal Christmas.  This is in addition to the whining they normally do, which is sickening enough.  They walk around with a Gibralter-sized chip on their…

Prop 8 Overturned: Of Course You Realize, This Means War…

Chief US District Judge Vaughn Walker overturned California’s ban on same-sex marriage today. His decision is based on his ruling that Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution.  Walker ruled Wednesday that California’s Proposition 8, which passed via a 2008 ballot initiative, violates the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause. This is seen as a huge victory for LGBT rights,…