Back in February, Mike Huckabee
gave the closing speech at the 2015 National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. But his comments didn't go online until this weekend (thanks, WND... I think).Now, the man who defended Josh Duggar
for molesting five little girls when he was younger is making headlines for his statements about transgender people
.According to Huckabee, allowing transgender people to use the restroom that's appropriate for them means putting little children
in harm's way. (Watch at the 18:04 mark
How many church/state separation violations can one school district be guilty of? The River Forest Community School Corporation in Indiana must be trying to break a record.
is a student completing his sophomore year there and he and his parents have noticed several problems
with the way the District handles religion.
As anyone who reads atheist blogs is probably aware, there have been some high-profile (at least within this community) cases of sexual harassment (and worse) over the past few years.One case in particular involved Ben Radford
, a prominent skeptical writer. He was accused of "stalking, sexual harassment, and both physical and sexual assault" by his former girlfriend Karen Stollznow
(a prominent skeptic in her own right). It's been going on for a couple of years with both sides
raising money for legal defense.
Without going into more details
(and there are so
many more details), those are damning allegations and Radford denied them completely. But several bloggers were quick
to condemn him
(or at least perpetuate
the story) based on what Stollznow said.That alone doesn't bother me. Sexual harassment is a serious topic and I appreciate those with the courage to address the issue. If it makes us more aware of the problem so that we can take steps to prevent it, we're all better off for it. (I'm not a fan of bloggers with limited information playing the role of a judge who's supposed to have all of the information, but there you go.)Then, nearly two weeks ago, Radford shared a statement
that both he and Stollznow signed:
is back with another montage of some of the awful things done in the name of God
over the past month:
's latest video sheds light
on a disappointing truth in our society. When a tragedy occurs and people die, so many of us seem to care only about whether the killer's identity supports our preconceived social/political/religious beliefs.The lives of the dead -- and anything else for that matter -- become afterthoughts.