Politics · Religion

A Modest Proposal for Anti-Abortion Catholics (and Some Others)

When I recently ran across yet another of BillDo’s rants against abortion, I was struck by an idea: during transubstantiation, a priest turns a piece of bread into living flesh. But surely this is a reversible operation, no? People turn living wheat into nonliving bread all the time. In addition, if there’s any kind of conservation… Continue reading A Modest Proposal for Anti-Abortion Catholics (and Some Others)

FFS · News · Politics · Religion

BillDo Has A Totally Practical Solution to Zika

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

Religion

Pope Francis Might Not Be A Liberal Savior After All

BillDo, the founder and sole apparent member of the Catholic League, has decided to make himself useful by listing a number of things Pope Frankie Goes to Vatican has said that may not entirely square up with some people’s image of him as the liberalest theologian since Hippie Jesus. A lot of these quotations are short, and… Continue reading Pope Francis Might Not Be A Liberal Savior After All

Religion

Someone Would Have a Fit If This Aired Here

This video was posted on the feed of a Belgian comic book artist I follow. I can’t help thinking that if it aired in the US, someone *cough*Bill Donohue*cough* would have an apoplectic fit. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pXdavw4NxY?rel=0&w=480&h=360] Translation for non-francophones: Announcer: This is what it was like before. Priest 2: No, tonight, I’m reading the Bible.… Continue reading Someone Would Have a Fit If This Aired Here

Atheism · News · Religion

That “Adopt an Atheist” Campaign

By now, you’ve probably heard about BillDo’s “Adopt an Atheist” campaign: Today we are launching our “Adopt An Atheist” campaign, the predicate of which is, “We want atheists to realize that there may be Christians in their community, even if those Christians don’t even know they are Christian.” Here’s what our campaign entails. We are… Continue reading That “Adopt an Atheist” Campaign

FFS · Links · Religion

Boycott

If you’ve been around for a while, you may remember Bill Donohue as a guy who has called for boycotts of Calvin Klein, HBO, Disney, Target, the TV show Nothing Sacred, 20th Century Fox, the Brooklyn Museum of Art , the city of San Francisco, Showtime, the New York Jewish Museum, the Arlington diocese lenten… Continue reading Boycott

FFS · Politics · Religion

Shooting the Message, Not the Messenger

Today, White House staff met with a group from the Secular Coalition for America, an association of disparate atheist and secular groups, to discuss policy (USA Today, by way of RichardDawkins.net. McClatchy article). Apparently the meeting went pretty much as I expected: brief meeting with White House staff (but not the president), polite airing of… Continue reading Shooting the Message, Not the Messenger