Saturday, July 4, 2015

Did You Know It's Still Legal To Keep Gay People Out Of Businesses?

A Tennessee store owner put a sign infant of his shop that read “No Gays Allowed.” This is still legal in the state for him to refuse service to those in the LGBT community. John Iadarola and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

"After the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, a hardware store in Grainger County, Tennessee, put up a sign with a terrible message: "No gays allowed." And while this might seem abhorrent to most people, it turns out that it's totally legal.

Jeff Amyx, a baptist minister who owns Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies, told WBIR 10 News that he put up the sign because he's religiously opposed to gay and lesbian couples, and that he has no intent of taking the sign down.

The storeowner's actions invoke memories of similar signs that were used in the South prior to the Civil Rights Movement to enforce segregation, which is now illegal under federal law. But unlike discrimination against black people and other racial minorities, this type of discrimination against gay and lesbian people is totally legal — not just in Tennessee, but most other states in the US."

Friday, July 3, 2015

Betty Bowers Explains Traditional Marriage to Everyone Else

America's Best Christian takes time to explain to less informed Christians the curious details of the Lord's concept of marriage.

What's the Definition of "Traditional Marriage"?

Traditional marriage isn't the "one man, one woman" story you've always heard. It's changed countless times over the last 4,000 years, almost always for the better. Let's take a look at all the different things that marriage has been, and the one thing that has remained constant about marriage over all those millennia.

Candidates Fight Gay Marriage With Hate, Fear & Sky God Nonsense

"Republican presidential hopefuls responded to the Supreme Court’s historic same-sex marriage decision Friday with a mix of tepid disapproval and fiery condemnation, reflecting the party’s deep unease with an issue where public opinion tilted decisively toward equality well before the law had caught up.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a longtime same-sex marriage opponent whose advisers include many prominent pro-gay rights Republicans, exemplified the more cautious end of the GOP spectrum.

“Guided by my faith, I believe in traditional marriage,” Bush wrote. “I believe the Supreme Court should have allowed the states to make this decision. I also believe that we should love our neighbor and respect others, including those making lifetime commitments.”

Bush wasn’t the only Republican 2016 hopeful who toned down the fire and brimstone."

Making And Selling Weapons Against Christianity Says The Pope

"Pope Francis continued his week of politically charged comments on Sunday, saying arms manufacturers who call themselves Christians are hypocrites.

At a rally of thousands in the Italian city of Turin, the Pope said that those who claim to follow the teachings of Christ but also manufacture weapons “leads to a bit of distrust.”

His criticism was not limited to the manufacturers, however; Francis also called out investors, saying “duplicity is the currency of today…they say one thing and do another.”

Francis’ comments come on the tail of the leak, and subsequent release of, his 192-page climate change encyclical on Thursday, in which he said that man-made climate change disproportionately affects the world’s poor."

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Jim Carrey Rails Against California's Strict Vaccination Law

Jim Carrey went on a twitter rant over California’s state-wide vaccination policy. The actor believes that vaccines poison children, but claims he is not anti-vaccine. John Iadarola and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

"Jim Carrey launched into an anti-vaccination rant on Twitter Tuesday after California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill requiring all public school children in the state to be vaccinated starting in 2016. In a series of tweets, the actor accused the Centers for Disease Control of being "corrupt" and painted Brown as a "corporate fascist that must be stopped."

"California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in manditory [sic] vaccines," Carrey tweeted. "They say mercury in fish is dangerous but forcing all of our children to be injected with mercury in Thimerosol is no risk. Make sense?"

The strict bill also removes vaccination exemptions based on religious beliefs, The Hollywood Reporter writes. "I am not anti-vaccine. I am anti-Thimerosal, anti-mercury. They have taken some of the mercury-laden Thimerosal out of vaccines. NOT ALL," Carrey tweeted. "The CDC can't solve a problem they helped start. It's too risky to admit they have been wrong about mercury/Thimerasol. They are corrupt." Carrey ended his rant by telling parents to check out the documentary Trace Amounts."

Science Has Proven The Bible is a Myth

Christians look at the Bible in the light of science....

Atheist Experience #924 with Matt Dillahunty and John Iacoletti

The Atheist Experience #924 for June 28, 2015, with Matt Dillahunty and John Iacoletti. Viewer Calls. John talks about the ACA copyright claim on AE. Matt and John take callers.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Who Invented Jesus? (with Dr. Robert M. Price)

Recent headlines have again prompted rabid debate over the origins of the Jesus story, the latest asserting that Christ was an invention of Rome.

In this podcast, and in advance of the holiday that celebrates Jesus' supposed birthday, we speak with Robert M. Price, a former Baptist minister (turned skeptic), professor of religion, and author of a number of books, including "Deconstructing Jesus," "Jesus is Dead," "The Case Against the Cast for Christ," and "The Amazing Colossal Apostle: The Search for the Historical Paul."

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