(Update: WTOP and the Silver Spring Patch have the story.) The Episcopal Diocese of Washington tells us that a banner at their church in Hillandale, MD was defaced last night: On the back of a banner advertising mass in Spanish, someone wrote “Trump Nation” and “whites only”. Does it really need to be said that this kind… Continue reading Church Graffiti: “Trump Nation, Whites Only”
1. Fuck. Seriously, what the fuck? I realize this is a very widely-held opinion, it today, I am not particularly contrarian. 2. Corollary: how did everyone manage to get this wrong? Polls, pundits, prognosticators all had Clinton in the lead, and comfortably so. Unless there were shenanigans, they all got it wrong in a failure… Continue reading Disorganized Post-Election Thoughts
Erick Erickson has an article with the sensational headline, “State of Iowa Says Churches Must Let Men Use the Women’s Bathroom” (retweeted by the lachrymose Glenn Beck). ZOMG! The big bad government is sending legions of men in dresses to diddle your children in your very churches! And they’re not Catholic priests, even! Be afraid!… Continue reading Is Peeing A Sacrament?
A story from the Associated Press tells of a clash between white nationalists and counterprotesters in Sacramento (emphasis added): SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A white nationalist group’s rally outside the California state Capitol building turned violent as fighting broke out with a larger group of counter protesters, leaving 10 people injured with stab wounds, cuts… Continue reading “Guns Don’t Kill People”
I’m down on the Mall for the Reason Rally (I’m an official redshirt). If you see me, day hi!
The news today mentioned that Pope Francis I had okayed contraception for women in Zika-struck areas. Yay, liberal hippie pope! My complaint since the beginning of his tenure is that while he gives good press conference, that’s all he does: he hasn’t changed the church’s policy, and that’s the real problem. At least so far,… Continue reading I Should Have Known the Pope Wasn’t Going to Change Policy
You’ve probably heard that Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia passed away of natural causes a few days ago. I wish his friends and family solace in this difficult time. But setting that aside, I’m glad he’s off the court. From Lawrence v. Texas to Obergefell v. Hodges to many others, he did more to fight… Continue reading After Scalia
Looks like it’s time for another edition of Bill Donohue Is A Terrible Person. The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights commented on the current Zika epidemic: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said Friday, adding that laws and policies that restrict access to sexual and reproductive health… Continue reading BillDo Has A Totally Practical Solution to Zika
David Bowie has died at the age of 69, of cancer. You may remember him as the guy who changed the direction of rock six or seven times. I wish I had something clever to say here, but I don’t, so just read the AP’s retrospective (or Wikipedia‘s, if you’re reading this in a dystopian… Continue reading R.I.P. David Bowie
According to Slate, a Pew Research poll has found that a bare majority of millennials accept evolution as described by scientists. This is in contrast to findings from the last few decades, that a significant number of Americans favor a magic-based or -friendly explanation of where human beings came from. Oddly enough, this seems to… Continue reading Young Americans Are Finally Figuring out Evolution