Iowa court #FAIL: boss can fire an employee for being ‘too hot’ — an ‘irresistible attraction’

By: Friday December 21, 2012 8:00 pm

What century are we in…talk about heading for Sharia Law. Oh wait, we just went through an election cycle that produced pols bleating that pregnancies from rape are a “gift from God” and that women should put an aspirin between their knees as birth control, so why should we be surprised that an all-male Iowa Supreme [...]

Fraudulent anti-gay parenting study now used to create link between watching porno, marriage equality support

By: Friday December 21, 2012 7:11 am

How is this for a swift attempt to kick the gay community in the face? Not only is Mark Regnerus attempting to use his fraudulent study on gay parenting to attack same-sex families, but apparently he is now attempting to create a link between pornography and marriage equality support from information taken from the same [...]

Newt’s major turnaround: he accepts the ‘reality’ of marriage equality

By: Thursday December 20, 2012 1:45 pm

Perhaps Newt Gingrich is finally seeing the handwriting on the wall (Dick Cheney beat him on this account long ago), and figures the tide has turned against fighting the progress being made on the LGBT civil rights front when it comes to the right of same-sex couples to marry. (Buzzfeed‘s Chris Geidner): “The momentum is [...]

NOM’s Peculiar Definition of “Victory”

By: Thursday December 20, 2012 11:31 am

Today, just two weeks after voters in Washington, Maine, Maryland and Minnesota affirmed their support of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples by rejecting NOM’s anti-gay ballot measure campaigns, National Organization for Marriage (NOM) released a video extolling its “Top Ten Marriage Victories of 2012“. The question is, what victories? Here is NOM’s list: [...]

Rev. Irene Monroe: Young white men in crisis

By: Thursday December 20, 2012 7:00 am

The most recent massacre, the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, took the lives of 6 and 7 year-olds. It has shaken our nation to its core. The enormity of this devastation is incalculable. There are the small coffins of the victims killed during a holiday season at a tender age. It [...]

Florida: man demanding faster service at Little Caesars shot by fellow customer, ‘Stand Your Ground’ cited

By: Wednesday December 19, 2012 11:51 am

Hmmm. And I just wrote a post about guns and the American rage culture. Here we go again, a case where two people would have a public argument over something as trivial as being annoying, hell, maybe even end up in a fistfight, end up with a gun drawn and fired as a problem-solving measure. Randall [...]

Tennessee pastor blames Newtown tragedy on schools teaching evolution, ‘how to be a homo’

By: Tuesday December 18, 2012 3:16 pm

What a stunning lack of originality. The crazee has been unleashed by the likes of Mike Huckabee, but you can always count on some no-name bible-beater who wants to break the sanity meter. (Raw Story): Morris insisted that “humanism” in schools taught Lanza that he was God and “he can just go blow away anybody [...]

SC: Governor Haley names anti-gay, gun-promoting teabagger black Republican to U.S. Senate seat

By: Tuesday December 18, 2012 7:00 am

RT @msignorile: Another “bachelor” antigay Senator from SC. What’s going on there? I have no idea what’s going on “there,” but any Republican wound this tight from the Palmetto State probably would cause folks to ask the question, given Lindsey Graham’s presence in D.C. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is making some history — sadly [...]

The Tea Party Nation’s answer to Newtown massacre: put armed George Zimmermans in the classroom

By: Monday December 17, 2012 4:27 pm

I kid you not. A letter sent out by the head of Tea Party Nation, Judson Phillips, to its membership culling from an article by TPN member Timothy Birdnow. (via Right Wing Watch): Support the creation of local organizations to act as “neighborhood watch” for schools. Had George Zimmerman been at the front door instead of some mechanical [...]

AUDIO UP: WUNC’s The State of Things – an hour of your blogmistress on Newtown and my online and offline activism

By: Monday December 17, 2012 3:07 pm

UPDATE: The audio of my interview is up. My hour-long interview with Frank Stasio at The State of Things went well. He covered a lot of ground. Spent a good amount of time talking about the Newtown tragedy and the need to focus on mental health issues; we also chatted about race relations, LGBT issues [...]

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