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Hobby Lobby Reiterates its Bigotry: For Political Leadership, Only Christians Need Apply

Today is Independence Day in the United States, and while many people treat Independence Day as a historical commemoration of the Revolutionary War, it is not. Independence Day marks the signing of a piece of paper on July 4, 1776 and invites us to consider the ideas animating that paper. Some of those ideas are […]

Republicans in Virginia, North Carolina and Texas say Religion means you don’t have to Do Your Job

[A tip of the pen to DocDawg, whose blog post on the situation in North Carolina got me all riled up.]

Republican party officials love to proclaim that theirs is the “party of hard work”, that the GOP stands for the idea that Americans should stop whining, show up to work and get the job […]

Ethan Czahor Exemplifies Republican Problem With Bigotry

When I described the man Jeb Bush hired to run the online strategy for his presidential campaign as “outdated” a couple of days ago, I had no idea. It turns out that Ethan Czahor was too slow in deleting tweets in which he repeatedly referred to women as “sluts” and his described his fears that […]

Ben Carson Believes In Bigotry, Not Democracy

People who ask us to vote for Ben Carson for President need to give the rest of us Americans some straight answers about which other groups Ben Carson would deprive of equality. Who else, besides gays and lesbians, would Ben Carson allow to become victims of bigotry? […]

The Irrational Racism Of Theodore Roosevelt

It’s not just current politicians who have spoken in code to appeal to sentiments favored by the KKK. Theodore Roosevelt used the meme of One Country One Flag One Language so habitually that he eventually began to roll the ideas out automatically without realizing the absurd inconsistency of demanding loyalty against foreigners while insisting on the use of a language of foreign origin. […]

#2 Way to Exasperate a Liberal: Tell Inaccurate and Unfunny Political Jokes

James Delingpole email-splatters his #2 Way to Drive a Liberal Crazy all over the World Wide Web today:

Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy, #2 of 365

Tell a joke: Q: Why was Obama so disappointed when he went to a screening of The Men Who Stare at Goats?

A: Being a Muslim, he […]

Mailback to Salvation Army Solicitation for Bigotry

Yesterday, I received a solicitation for money from the Salvation Army. Here’s the response I mailed today:

I’m happy to donate funds to improve the lot of those who had the gall to be born into poverty. But I’m not going to support an organization that discriminates on the basis of religion and sexual […]

Say it in your community: Sexual Orientation Bullying has Got to Stop

You don’t have to be gay or lesbian to suffer from bullying on the basis of sexual orientation.

I’m not gay, but when I started high school, I was bookish and tried out for plays and was shy around girls, and so a set of jocks decided that I was gay. In swim class, they […]

Freedom is for the Rest of Us, not for Muslims

Bad Eagle, September 2010 on how the burning of a Koran is part of a long, vibrant historical tradition of free expression:

Pastor Terry Jones, of the Dove World Outreach Center of Gainsville, Florida, is in keeping with an ancient tradition of book burning. His proposed burning of the Koran on September 11, 2010, is […]

NY Republican: Ban Religion in NYC to prevent the spread of Repression

In his latest display of mental gymnastics, Republican candidate for Governor of New York State Carl Paladino has just completed either a disastrously unsuccessful triple lutz or a spot-on bellyflop:

As Governor I will use the power of eminent domain to stop this mosque and make the site a war memorial instead of a monument […]

National Movement Emerges to deny Americans the Right to Worship

Laurie Goodstein of the New York Times does good service this morning, informing us that a movement against religious freedom is spreading far and wide across America.

We’ve heard before of a push by Sarah Palin, Mark Williams and other prominent figures in the GOP-controlled wing of the “Tea Party” to ban the building of […]