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Wedding Cakes and Same-Sex Marriage: Does the Right to Not Be Upset Trump Free Speech?

Yesterday, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries ruled that a bakery in Gresham, Oregon must pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple for refusing to make them a wedding cake. You can read the ruling for yourself right here. Some salient facts:

Gresham, Oregon is a city of more than 100,000 people (a fifth of […]

Jill Stein Presidential Campaign Lapses Into Sluggish Communication

What’s the point of getting Jill Stein into the debates, when she doesn’t even bother to fully use the opportunities for political speech that are available to her right now? […]

FOX: If We Can’t Force Our Morality Upon Others’ Personal Lives, it Must Mean We’re Being Persecuted

“Reporter” Todd Starnes of FOX News has issued his prediction for the fallout from yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling that because of the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution, conservative Christians can’t continue to prevent other people from exercising their own freedom to marry:

“Churches and faith-based business should prepare for lawsuits and government […]

Anti-Equality Bigots Can’t Count

After the Supreme Court decision yesterday, ruling that same-sex couples have the right to equality in the administration of marriage laws, a little group of right wing protesters ran over to the steps of the high court to show just how many people are determined to stop gays and lesbians from getting married. They held […]

Mike Huckabee Combines Stupidity With Bigotry In Reaction To Marriage Equality Decision

Mike Huckabee isn’t just on the wrong side of history. He lacks the basic intelligence to distinguish history from his small-minded fantasies of right wing Christian theocracy. […]

The United States Now Has Marriage Equality In All 50 States With Supreme Court Ruling

The Supreme Court of the United States has announced this morning a decision that homosexual couples must have the same legal access to marriage as heterosexuals do.

Same-sex marriage is now legal across the United States. The name of the case is Obgerfell et. al v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et al.

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Catholic Vote Wants To Spread Natural Marriage

Catholic Vote wants more natural marriage, but does that mean more marriages with whole food diets, or more marriages where people decide they don’t need to go through the artifice of religious ceremonies? […]

Mike Huckabee Is Faithful To the Issue Of Marriage, Not To Marriage Itself

Today, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said, “I am absolutely faithful to the issue of marriage. Not because it’s politically expedient, but because it’s the Biblical position, the historical position and the right position. We must defend, protect and preserve traditional marriage.”

I find it odd how Huckabee says that he is faithful to the […]

Ted Cruz Says Americans Are Free To Either Worship His God Or Worship His God

Ted Cruz believes that freedom of religion in the United States means freedom to worship his own god, but accuses Americans who want to be free from Christian prohibitions of waging jihad. […]

Students Teach Catholic School Moral Values

Even as Catholic schools work to teach their students bigotry, Catholic school students remain open to learning from larger society – and they’re teaching the Catholic administrators of their school a thing or two about what moral values like compassion and generosity really look like. […]

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 […]