November 2012

French President earns ire of gay community for backpedaling

Where is the line between gay marriage rights and personal choice drawn?

The President of France, Francois Hollande has recently gained quite a bit of criticism regarding his decision to make some amendments to the currently up-in-the-air gay marriage law.  The sources of this criticism are gay rights movements who say that he is going against his initial promises to support gay marriage within the country.  The provision he wishes to add to the law is one that will allow mayors to refuse to do gay marriages if it goes against what they believe.  They can’t just d

U.S. finds friends in Syria, Iran and North Korea

When it comes to protecting our right to kill criminals, we’ll side with pretty much anyone.

The United States is usually known for being the enemy of certain non-democratic states, including such places as Syria, China, Iran and North Korea.  But in some cases, we put aside our differences and work with these “evil” powers to get things done.  It is unfortunate, however, that what we are seeking to get done as of late is the blocking of a UN resolution that will place an international moratorium on

“Love it or leave it” is pure BS

I’m really glad that our ancestors didn’t feel that way--for the most part.

Of course, if they had, perhaps we wouldn’t have wiped out millions of native indigenous peoples from the entire freaking continent. From that perspective, I am actually pretty cool with this bumper sticker. Sure I’m happy that I live in America, but the fact that my ancestors made my life possible by slaughtering others isn’t lost on me.

I'd rather an atheist hold office

Select states fearful of a godless person holding office.

As a person who doesn't associate with any organized religion, I'm shocked by how much religion plays into politics. Too many people think that we live in a "Christian" nation, but the fact is we don't. We live in a place that provides freedom of religion to all, as put forth in the Constitution of the United States, the First Amendment, to be exact. (Hey, I paid attention in government class.)

The Continuing Conflict in Palestine

As things begin to escalate, the fate of the Palestinian people hangs in the balance

 

The conflict between Israel and Palestine has been going on for decades, ever since the Israeli forced occupation of the region.  Back and forth the problems continue, with both sides to blame for the seemingly endless violence.  Israel wishes to assert its control over Palestine, even going so far as to commit countless human rights abuses.  Palestine seeks to break away from Israel’s grip and many within the country see aggressive action as the only option to make this happen.  But regardless of the reasons, the end result is death.

Irish Abortion Laws Lead to Death of Miscarrying Mother

Do abortion laws threaten people based on their choice of religion?

 

It’s been all over the news as of late - a young woman dying in an Irish hospital because doctors refused to administer an abortion.  In case you haven’t been keeping up, the basics are that the woman was suffering from blood poisoning and tried to get an abortion due to her failing health.  Unfortunately, Ireland has some of the strictest laws when it comes to abortion and so the doctors denied her.  She finally ended up having a miscarriage and then the doctors removed the dead fetus, but it was by that time too late.  Her health had become so bad that she eventually succumbed and died.

Get Elizabeth Warren on Wall Street’s butt!

Or, you know, just get her on the Senate Banking Committee.

When I first saw Elizabeth Warren on Real Time with Bill Maher, I fell in love with her instantly. Finally, someone in power who truly believed in limiting the powers of corporations! Someone who wanted to treat people like people and corporations like things, not like entities with rights guaranteed in the constitution! I wanted her to be president immediately.

Take action: Women’s freedoms, safe food and family issues

Just click and sign to help put pressure on Congress and companies to protect our families.

Even though many champions of family issues were elected during this election, we still have plenty of people in Congress who don’t care if women die from pregnancy, who didn’t get the memo that America is largely pro-choice and, at the very least, pro-birth control. We have to keep the pressure on! Click below to help out.

Help service women protect their freedom of choice

The ongoing struggle of rights vs. the church

As the world moves forward with LGBT rights, the Catholic Church continues to fight the tide.

This year saw many great victories when it comes to LGBT rights across both the United States and Europe.  The election brought many great changes and progress and promises better things to come as people continue to voice their belief that gay couples should be able to marry freely, regardless of what religions try to preach.  As typical, the Catholic Church is resisting that change, even going so far as to issue an offic

2016 Candidate Lists Emerging: Republican

Who will be the next GOP challenger?

After fielding a crop of contenders in 2012 that most observers viewed as less-than-overwhelming (given that at various times Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Rick [oops!] Perry, and even Herman Cain were temporary frontrunners), the Republicans have been expecting a much more formidible group for 2016 and beyond.

And, certainly, the potential is there.

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