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Let's start with a bad joke, shall we?
Q: What do you call a virgin from Denmark who has a lame sense of humor?
A: A Cheese and Cherry Danish...
NOW...let's finish the forward with a even worse joke -
An Indiana jury says Purvi Patel should go to prison for what she says was a miscarriage
I have only one thing to say here - If you live in Indiana, you should be FUCKING ASHAMED that this travesty of justice was allowed to occur. I spit on your religious values, you fundie fucks!
Feature - Assholes in the News!
+Catholic Group Wants "St. Patrick" Taken Out of Boston Parade
+Indiana House panel endorses religious objections bill
+Lesbian speaker at Bapt. college prompts protest
+Ethically challenged anti-abortion lawmakers back at it
+Oklahoma is banning atheists from getting married
+Leesburg council member claims God — not government — ended slavery
+Costello co-sponsors bill requiring yearly inspections at abortion clinics
+Ted Cruz, champion of local control, tries to overturn D.C. laws on gay rights and contraception
+Arizona Lawmakers Pass New Tax Break for Religious Groups
+Religious freedom bill moves one step closer to governor's desk
Today's Links -
Patton Oswalt to Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins: It’s OK To Be an Atheist, But Not To Be a Jerk
It's not ok to be an accomodationist douche either, you hack excuse for a comedian...not when there are moral tyrants in this country ready to use religion as a weapon to deny human rights for minority populations, not when there is a concerted propaganda campaign against human rights for gay people in places like Uganda and Russia, not when largely theocratic societies make a habit of keeping women down in the name of religion.
Case in point - Ikea Closes Website In Russia Over Gay-Propaganda Law
So please Mr. Oswalt, complain a little more about the big bad meanie Atheists...because there certainly aren't bigger problems in the world these days...
‘God’s Not Dead’ To Get ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Treatment At American Atheists Convention
The only way to make a bad joke bearable is with a hefty dose of satire and ridicule...
The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous
I've never had a problem with alcohol so I can't speak to the struggles but I have heard people in my local Atheist circle complain about the excessive religiosity of AA.
Arizona judges can’t do only opposite-sex marriages, ethics opinion says
It's really sucks when you have to treat people fairly, doesn't it...?
Rising 'Nones' Show Americans Losing Their Religion
And it's worth every penny that no longer goes to serve a religious cause.
CFI Criticizes Saudi Arabia’s Hypocrisy on Religious Freedom at UN Human Rights Council
A Human Rights conference in Saudi Arabia is the same as a gas can and matches in the hands of a pyro... BAD IDEA!
Apologies if this edition feels a bit rushed but I'm on my way to bed and I needed to wrap it up as quickly as possible. Plus, I just didn't have the patience needed to get through some of the lengthier, more interesting articles. You'll have to check the archives for those once the SCA has them posted.
Extra Link(s) (not part of the SCA Morning Read) -
Researchers find brain differences between believers and non-believers
Science isn't exactly my forte, but it is an interesting read.
7 Demented Right-Wing Moments this Week: Fox Gives New Meaning to March Madness
Nothing like a few more nails in the coffin, you fucking morons...