Church invites jobless to place resumes on altar – CNN Belief Blog – Blogs

Church invites jobless to place resumes on altar – CNN Belief Blog – Blogs.

Seriously?  Look people, instead of driving off to church to put your resume on the altar, how about you stay home and do some more job hunting?

And what happens in more than one person is sending their resume off to the same job? If one person gets the job, does that mean god doesn’t like the other people as much?  Doesn’t god have more important things to do, like tell more GOP asshats to run for President?

On the other hand, ‘god’ clearly hasn’t been busy answer Rick Perry’s prayers for rain or putting an end to the wildfires ravaging Texas, so maybe god really is just an unknowable, invisible HR department worker.


‘New Atheists’ Emerge From 9/11

‘New Atheists’ Emerge From 9/11.

An interesting look at the changes in atheist attitudes since 9/11.  Not sure how I feel about the more militant stance of the more well-known atheists.  Obviously making sure that atheists have a voice that can be heard is important…

Email rendezvous entangles state Rep. Phillip Hinkle | The Indianapolis Star |

Email rendezvous entangles state Rep. Phillip Hinkle | The Indianapolis Star |

What?  Another anti-gay Republican caught in a gay sex scandal?  Say it ain’t so!

“In addition to helping pass Indiana’s gay marriage ban, Mr. Hinkle is also the proud co-author of the bill that created a “In God We Trust” license plate. ”

I guess Hinkle was trusting in God that he wouldn’t be found out acting as someone’s short-term “sugadaddy”.

Why, oh why, could Hinkle have not gone to Marcus Bachmann’s camp to pray the gay away?  Why couldn’t he have signed one of those political “vows” to not have extra-marital sex?    Why could this not have been Rick Perry?

Rick Perry Enters the Race (And his Top 5 Anti-Gay bullet points)








Top 5 Examples of Perry’s Anti-Gay Agenda | ThinkProgress.

The other day on the FOX news website, they had an article asking if Rick Perry’s entrance into the presidential campaign was a “game changer”.  My reply, naturally, is that no it doesn’t change the game much at all.  If anything, he’s nothing more than a male version of Michelle Bachmann:  anti-gay/anti-choice/fundamentalist…. the only thing Perry hasn’t done is compare himself to a serial killer yet.

So the good news is that Perry will split the religious zealot vote between himself and Michelle “submission means respect despite that not being the actual definition” Bachmann.    The bad news is, he will never get the GOP nomination.  I say that’s bad news because it would almost certainly guarantee another four years of a Democratic president.

No, there will be no Perry or Bachmann on the ticket, not even in a VP position.  Even the GOP knows they will lose more voters than they will gain by running religious zealots.   While it’s true the country does still consider religion to be an important aspect of a candidate’s viability, there’s a big difference between someone who goes to church every sunday and someone who holds christian-only rallies or has a husband who thinks gays can be “taught” to not be gay (when not comparing them to barbarians).

Smart money remains on Romney and a VP to be determined.  Maybe Jon Huntsman?

Perry Prayer Rally Puts 2012 Prospect in Spotlight –

Perry Prayer Rally Puts 2012 Prospect in Spotlight –

I really don’t have a problem with Perry doing his “day of prayer”, although I find it a bit disconcerting that a potential GOP presidential candidate believes that the only way to solve the countries problems is to pray for divine intervention.  I guess I’m just one those crazy people who think that maybe if our politicians actually did some real work and put aside partisan politics, things could get better (yes, I know… dream on, right?).

I do, however, have a problem with the people financing this ‘day of prayer’.

The rally is financed by The American Family Association, a Tupelo, Miss.-based group that opposes abortion and gay rights and believes that the First Amendment freedom of religion applies only to Christians.

Obviously there is something very, very wrong with the last part of that statement.   The first amendment only applies to christians?  Well, no, clearly it doesn’t.

So my problem with Perry participating in this event is that, unless he comes out and denounces the AFA’s ridiculous position on the first amendment, then by his silence he is endorsing that belief.  Now that I have  a real problem with.