Category Archives: Human Rights

Westboro Baptist Church to picket Steve Jobs’ funeral

It’s nice to see Rev. Phelps and his congregants continuing to do their bit to make the world a better place: If you’re ever at a loss for what the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, is all about, take … Continue reading

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Fundamentalist pastor instructs deacons to eject gay couple from service and then beat them

Balloon Juice takes us to this: No one would be surprised to learn that there are right-wing Christians in this country who disapprove of homosexuality. Neither would it come as a surprise that in rural parts of this country, Christianity … Continue reading

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Senator McCain is not cooperating with Dick Cheney’s continuing campaign to legitimize “enhanced interrogations.”

As he makes the rounds peddling his new book, Dick Cheney continues his effort to convince the country that the program he refers to as “enhanced interrogations,” but most everyone else refers to as torture, was not only lawful, but … Continue reading

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Mississippi may ban abortion in cases of rape or incest

Tim Murphy writing in Mother Jones: The most controversial item on the Mississippi ballot this fall is not a politician but rather an idea. In November, Mississippians will vote on an amendment to change the meaning of the word “person” in … Continue reading

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Borowitz: “Pat Robertson Says Falling Satellite Means God Thinks Satellites are Gay, Warns NASA Against Launching Future Gay Objects”

Andy Borowitz:  VIRGINIA BEACH – Evangelist Pat Robertson sparked controversy in today’s broadcast of his 700 Club program by saying that the NASA satellite that plummeted to Earth did so “because God thinks satellites are gay.” “We have to remember that the heavens … Continue reading

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After DADT policy ends in U.S., marine comes out to dad from Germany

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Wisconsin instructs its DMV employees to charge poor people applying for voter IDs $28 each, unless they say certain magic words. How is this not a “poll tax”?

An individual calling himself “conservative” recently compared registering a poor person to vote to “handing out burglary tools to criminals.” Another has blamed the “depravity of the poor” — rather than the depressed economy — for their plight. I have … Continue reading

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