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God Punishes Sodomite NY Marriage with an end to Killer Heat Wave and Drought

New York same-sex marriages began this Monday, July 25, a day after local clerks in New York State started issuing same-sex marriage licenses. How did God punish New York? With weather, of course. Christian conservatives have declared over and over that God will punish societies that endorse gay and lesbian relationships with nasty weather disasters.

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Behind the Footnotes, Jamestown Satanic Panic Founded in a Deluded Evangelical Zeal

Satanic Panic by Jeffrey S. Victor is a great book for its empirical thoroughness, tracking the spread of rumors about Satanic cults across the United States in the 1980s, documenting a complete lack of evidence for actual cult activity, and working to explain how an utterly fictitious threat could have aroused a vivid campaign of [...]

Out Of State Religious Groups Promise To Interfere In New York Elections

An out of state religious organization plans to use its tax exempt status to interfere in New York’s 2012 state elections, attempting to punish state legislators who voted to expand the institution of marriage. [...]

Marriage Equality In New York Fails To Provoke Wrath Of God

I’m trying to find some evidence that the Christian god is punishing New York State for its approval of same-sex marriage, but haven’t had any luck yet. Anyone have some instances of divine retribution? [...]

Does Ann Marie Buerkle Really Want Government Out Of Houses Of Worship?

If she really wants government out of “our houses of worship”, when will new U.S. Representative Ann Marie Buerkle introduce legislation to end the government handouts to churches through the White House Office of Faith Based Initiatives? [...]

Tea Party Nation Leader: Religious Liberty in America is a Farce

Judson Phillips, founder of the for-profit corporation called Tea Party Nation, has some choice words regarding the idea of a mosque being built in New York City (link held behind subscription-only firewall):

Insult does not even begin to describe this farce. First, that New York would even allow the building of this Mosque boggles the [...]

Paladino Sought Endorsement from Man blaming Gay people for Earthquakes, Hurricanes and Terrorism

Lost in the kerfuffle about Carl Paladino’s anti-gay remarks is the reason he gave them in the first place. Carl Paladino, the Republican Party nominee for Governor of New York State, delivered virulently anti-gay remarks in New York City as part of a deal to receive an endorsement from Rabbi Yehuda Levin, the founder and [...]

Paladino, Kids Don’t Need Brainwashing To Be Decent

I worry about the strange social world that Carl Paladino has isolated himself in, not to experience firsthand the absolute normalcy of homosexual couples. He’s running for Governor of New York State, not Governor of Alabama. [...]

New York Primary Results 2010

Highlights of the 2010 congressional primary results in New York State. [...]

9-14 Primaries: When do polls close? Where can I find results?

UPDATE: If you’re looking for advice on how to find election results for the November 2, 2010 congressional elections, read here.

Delaware: polls close at 8 pm. Track official primary results at the Commissioner of Elections web page. Better unofficial results via Politico.

District of Columbia: polls close at 8 pm. Track primary results at [...]

Better than a Fair to keep you Fair: Longacre Farms Maize Maze

I love going to county fairs in the summertime to animalwatch, to peoplewatch, to test my stomach’s fortitude on rides and to test my stomach’s fortitude at the booths. Fairs are loads of fun, but it’s hard to say that they’re easy on your waistline. With the exception of those new bungee contraptions, all the [...]