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Raped woman, jailed, denied access to morning-after pill due to “religious objections”

There's no denying the fact as of late, the religious right has been flexing its political muscle, and the result has been a steady erosion of women's reproductive rights. It's gotten so bad, in Mississippi a Federal Judge had to get involved when the state effectively declared war on abortion. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Jordan entered a temporary restraining order and set a hearing for July 11 to det ...

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Bring STIs back

So, as it turns out, sex is pretty popular, and over the past few decades, the use of condoms and other forms of contraceptives has helped decrease STI and pregnancy rates in places that actually bother to teach people real sexual education. Unfortunately for Americans, teaching has made way for preaching, and in this tospy turvy world, facts are the enemy. Enter 1flesh, a website dedicated to preventing co ...

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10 pieces of advice from religious nutbags young people should ignore

Are you suffering from confusing relationship issues that can't be solved with prayer? Don't worry about a thing: The Gospel Coalition has the answers you're looking for! Just read these insightful tips to ensure your marriage is a successful testament to the power of Christ, and not your own personal desires! 1. It’s not bad to want to have sex with your significant other. It’d be another sort of worry if ...

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Mother’s letter to atheist son shows the divisive power of religion

Here's a tragic example of what happens when your loved ones are ensnared in the clutches of religious dogma: My Darling Son David, You are so very special to me and have always been the love of my life. I used to think when you were little that I would die for you, and live because of you. You meant the world to me and I will always love you very much. Because of this love I always wanted you to have the h ...

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TGA Podcast: Episode 170

This week, Carisa joins me as we discuss the recent obsession with zombies, both in movies and in real life, plus a new designer drug nicknamed 'bath salts' that a big part of the focus seems to be on. If it all sounds like a shitty "Tek-War" plot line, then you aren't too far from the mark. Come get your fix! ...

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Louisiana moving one step closer to educational black hole

In an effort to completely erode any social progress made in the past 100 years, Louisiana, eager to outdo North Carolina and Texas in the crazy department, has decided to undermine public schools by attempting to make education entirely privatized. This serves two roles: it ensures that all education is to eventually be a for-profit industry (your health care should be a good indicator of how successful th ...

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Illinois conservatives defeat anti-bullying measure claiming it had a “gay agenda”

In light of homosexuality becoming more accepted in society, there are still those individuals who have a problem with the idea two people of the same sex can love each other. Of the few institutions that still harbor an intense hatred of gays, the most respected is religion, and this has meant the fight for civil rights has been pitted against "religious freedom". This tactic isn't new; Southern Baptists w ...

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Religious People keep getting atheism wrong

Every day, another religious mouthbreather with a keyboard attempts to find a way to argue the atheistic worldview is antithetical to the welfare of society. It's so painful to read these articles specifically because at no time do any of these morons ever come close to making a valid point. The latest frustration to hit my peepers is an article entitled "Atheists Get Religion All Wrong". This unidentified ...

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Another shitty article about how atheism is a religion (or just as bad as one)

Articles that are critical of religion are divided into two main categories: those that claim atheism is a religion, or those that claim we're just as bad as one. This article differs only slightly from this pathetic formula, accusing us of only focusing on the three big Abrahamic religions and somehow forgetting all of the other peddlers of nonsense. So it rightly criticises creationism and ‘intelligent de ...

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10% of people think the end of the world is coming

If you were hoping this whole 'Mayan 2012' thing would just blow over and be ignored this year, I've got some bad news for you: it would appear roughly 10% of the population is convinced the end of the world is happening soon. According to a recent poll, one in every 7 people thinks the world will end within their lifetime, while one in every 10 think the Mayans predicted the date it'll happen (despite fail ...

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