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Yeah...I got way behind. 2015 started off on a down note and so far I've had more down notes than up notes, to say the least. On the plus side, there's some progress being made by myself and a cohort to get a Recovering from Religion group started in the area. We still have a lot to sort out but we're getting there step by step.
Just a quick note for people view this on the Secular Human blog, I don't get notified of comments made to my posts there so if you have something you want me to see, please submit it to the corresponding journal post on my main profile. Feature - Assholes in the News!*Religious groups say new D.C. laws violate constitutional freedoms*Curtis, Harrington co-sponsor 'religious freedom' bill*Alabama judges vow to stop officiating at weddings as same-sex marriage ban ends Monday*New Jersey Court Throws out 'Under God' Discrimination Case, 'God Is Not A Dirty Word'*Religious liberty bills get hearing in Indiana Senate*Mormon critic John Dehlin is excommunicated for ‘apostasy’*Gaston Co. leaders OK “In God We Trust” courthouse engraving*Kansas governor rescinds order protecting gay state workers*Pastor Tony Evans Talks Changing America for Good by Pairing Churches with Public Schools*Arizona Senate panel OKs ban on abortion insurance policies*Group seeks anti-abortion amendment to Montana constitution*Flood Of Abortion-Restricting Bills Filed In State Legislatures Following GOP SweepToday's Links -1Congress pushed to recognize 'Darwin Day'
The bullshit Wing-Nut Daily resorts to... I mean, to make such an obvious fallacious leap by saying Darwin tied evolution to an astronomical measure like the distance of the Earth from the Sun is...fucking ignorant just doesn't do this one justice. I've heard tell of parents attending school board forums on new Iowa science standards to voice their "I don't want my kids learning about evolution" bullshit and my response is this - I don't want your kids to participate in society as adults if they aren't taught proper science. And from the looks of this article, they wont be if you ignorant fucks get your way.2Godless Parents Are Doing a Better Job
And how do we like them apples, Mr. Christian...? Hmm...? Well, we (meaning reasonable secularists
) like them just fine. 3Supreme Court Won't Stop Gay Marriages In Alabama
Those religious fucks in Alabama really need to get a clue... The future is coming and discrimination is not a part of it.4Opposition grows against anti-discrimination bill
No reasonable person stands in the way of progress and equality is progress.5Obama spoke the truth at National Prayer Breakfast
Some people just can't handle reality...6Orange County school board bans religious, political materials distribution
I suppose this is the only reasonable position to take, though I find the "It costs too much to defend these cases" excuse an absolute cop-out...7Darwin Day pits atheists against believers
No, what it does is pit reality against the wishful thinking and fairy tales of religious people.8Georgia public school teachers humiliate kids for not praying to ‘God our Father’: lawsuit
Fucking pricks. Shame is one of the most detestable tools of conformity used by religious people.9On Darwin Day, 5 facts about the evolution debate
It's fucking pathetic how divorced from reality some people are on evolution. It's a fact, deal with it, move on.10HB322 could elevate freedom of religion above other constitutional rights
How about this, boys and girls - let's take our legal code back to the dark ages and re-institute 'might makes right' duels to decide our conflicts of ideology... 11Award-winning photo captures effects of homophobia in Russia
It's gut-wrenching how backward some places on this planet still are...Endnote
No idea what to say here. I'm a little too numb to feel anything at the moment.