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Biblical Signs in Headlines? Blogger Declares God's Judgment exerts itself through weather.

Whose Side is God On? The First Baptist Collinsville Test

Conservative Christians across the country continue to insist with some regularity that disastrous weather events like hurricanes and tornados are evidence of “God’s Judgment” for “sins” like homosexuality: What does yesterday’s disastrous weather event tell us about the direction of God’s judgment, then? News Item:  Destructive

Feb 2 2016 Gay Beating Hazard Probability Map for the United States (satire)

Whose Side is God On? The NOAA Test

Here we are in the 21st Century.  We have hoverboards, virtual reality implants, hotels on the Moon… … and still we have some people insisting that tornadoes are an instrument of God’s judgement: If tornadoes really, really are God’s method of judgment, consider the following tornado risk

Sad Rick Santorum

Going Out With a Whimper

“Nobody ever talks about Rick Santorum!” – Rick Santorum, January 28 2016 Rick, you are somebody.  And see, now I’m talking about you too.  That makes two.  Neither of us can go to an Iowa caucus, but if you want to come by my house we can

Cluster Bomb

When Will the United States Step Away from Cluster Bombs?

At the beginning of the 114th Congress, Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative James McGovern introduced the Cluster Munitions Protection Act for consideration by the U.S. Congress (as S. 28 and H.R. 157, respectively). If passed, the legislation would forbids the United States government from spending money to use,

Cadillac? Change it Up, Fictional Welfare Queens!

Yes, She’s a Myth, but What Does She Drive?

You probably know that Ronald Reagan’s old “welfare queen” line about black inner-city women living it rich off their welfare checks was a myth, a distortion based on a single unrepresentative anecdote. Regardless, thirty years later you can find dozens of Tweets every day featuring

Question Mark

Sports

I hated sports when I was growing up. I just plain hated them. I hated sports because I was not a coordinated kid and could never figure out the moves and skills to do well in sports. I hated sports because the kids who were

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?