Just spent an hour or so reviewing the legislative proposals/bills for the past year submitted by our esteemed elected politicians here in Arkansas. The state senator from my area is a real PITA. She managed to spearhead changing the abortion law to 4 months max after which it is a crime unless incest or rape is involved. Not happy with that she then submitted a bill to limit and severely control the application of morning after type chemical substances. Fortunately it…Continue
Added by Ed on December 31, 2013 at 8:59am — No Comments
We're an atheist podcast from Michigan. Facts Before Faith asks you to get the facts before putting your faith in ideas, institutions or individuals.
The show started out a in 2011 as a way for me to document my departure from religion. It was rather cathartic. Now I have co-hosts and…
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Exodus International Ministry, the conservative institution which promoted the idea that orientation could be changed through a close relationship with God, 'therapy,' and sheer determination, announced Wednesday that it would be closing its doors. The institution, which has been open for more than forty years, declared its intentions to close on its website less than a day after releasing an apology to the LGBT community.
Here are some fascinating statements from the now…Continue
Added by mohammed ibrahim on November 27, 2012 at 11:41am — No Comments
I've been waiting for years for Paul Ryan to be named on the 2012 GOP Presidential ticket. I had tiny worries of Santorum or fellow Minnesotans Bachmann and Pawlenty being serious considerations, but have anticipated that Paul Ryan would be the BoyWonder they would pick in the end. …Continue
Should we ever applaud a church leader making a political statement?
I ask because of reports in the UK that the Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Church of England, is ready to slam the government's Big Society programme, saying it will be an excuse to cut state support for the vulnerable. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/23/rowan-williams-big-society-cameron
Like most liberals…Continue
Added by Mark Say on June 24, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments
this convo ensued after someone belittled my friend for posting a picture of the White House from her vacation and saying it's "Obama's crib" and hoping for 4 more.Continue
"Personally, do you consider yourself to be a religious person? (Total % YES)"
This last weekend I was at the pharmacy waiting for a prescription to be filled and picked up a copy of the Journal de Montreal.…Continue
The National Atheist Party is promoting a campaign, encouraging all Atheists, to challenge politicians:
Currently there are politicians going through every state who would very much like to NEVER meet you. They are terrified and live their whole lives lying to even…Continue
Shortly after Barack Obama was elected, a bizarre phenomenon came, seemingly out of nowhere. Suddenly the news was full of stories and images of a group of angry protesters calling themselves "The Tea Party." Although they claimed to be "populist" and "non-partisan" it should be obvious to anyone who has been following their political positions and the candidates they choose (all hard-right republicans) that they aren't "progressive" nor "populist"; and they are especially not…Continue
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Added by Nathan Hevenstone on September 20, 2011 at 11:11am — No Comments
Growing up, I was what I would have thought of as a Moderate to Liberal Republican. Likely it was shaped by the very conservative community in which I grown up. Around 1994, Newt came along and the pandering to Jesus began. Today it's moved so far towards kissing Jesus's ass that they can't even stand Jon Huntsman being on the same stage as Rick Perry. One Governor has a successful record at running a state, and the other has a 25 billion dollar deficit with some of the worst education…Continue
Republican presidential wannabe Rick Perry has no regard for science, alleging that man-made global warming is a hoax, and that creationism ought to be taught in classrooms. Here are some of his Godly ravings. Let them be a warning. And what does it say about the US political system that things get so bad that (nearly) every Republican front runner has to be a moron and that the Republicans aren't political pariahs despite this? Amongst the Republican candidates the only ones that believe in…Continue
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When it comes to its education standards, Texas has had a lot of bad luck these last few years.
Whether they were contending with a willfully ignorant dentist whom Texas Governor Rick Perry somehow thought was qualified to chair the State Board of Education (SBoE) and who…Continue
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Section 1. The Government of the United States shall not engage in any business, professional, commercial, financial, or industrial enterprise except as specified in the Constitution.
No more: Welfare, Medicare, Medicaid, EPA, NASA Non-Military Research Branch (military applications still okay), and a whole host of other things. Basically: Bye-Bye non-violent or regulatory citizen protections. Probably not his INTENT but that’s what it…Continue
Added by Dylan Alexander Fick on June 26, 2011 at 2:55pm — No Comments
You'll pardon me; I've already made one long response on the subject of political activity by atheists, so I'm doing this as a blog post instead.
I am responding to the post outlining the difficulties with organizing intellectuals and the statement:
"Can we overcome and find a way to remain relevant in the political arena without compromising our minds and conforming to the “majority rules” mentality?"
First, this is not an option. If we don't do this, we don't…Continue
Added by Philip Jarrett on June 19, 2011 at 4:16pm — No Comments
Couldn't make this stuff up folks. It reads like a trashy romance novel. This is the guy that started the "National Prayer Breakfast" and "National Day of Prayer". C Street in Washington. I love it when…Continue
Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on May 15, 2011 at 4:31pm — No Comments
Unbelievable...the governor of Texas, Rick Perry openly did a "rain prayer"....where the hell is this world coming to when the governor of one of the most powerful states in the union does a "rain prayer"....does this violate the 1st amendment?? What the hell is going on with our country??