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A Question of Atheist Scruples – unexpected fitness edition
You are a contender in a marathon race when you accidentally trip the runner beside you. Do you stop to help him up? Absolutely. I’d feel some guilt if my clumsiness got in the way of someone else finishing the … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness Issues, culture, Question of Atheist Scruples Tagged A question of atheist scruples, Boston Marathon, fitness, human rights, women's rights Comments Off on A Question of Atheist Scruples – unexpected fitness edition
Woman denied job because she’s Christian?
Not likely. At least, not completely. This gets pretty stupid. Just warning you. It’s also insanely long. The CBC has details of the story: Bethany Paquette claims her application to work in Canada’s North for Amaruk Wilderness Corp. was rejected … Continue reading
Posted in culture, In the Media, religiosity Tagged Christianity, discrimination, employment, gay rights, human rights, morality Comments Off on Woman denied job because she’s Christian?
Violence and women and sports stars
I don’t care about world politics and I don’t care much about sports either. War over borders or war over stupid metal trophies — it’s all a bunch of posturing and elitism and people getting hurt. Often civilians. Take this … Continue reading
Posted in culture, current events, In the Media Tagged abuse, assault, domestic abuse, human rights, NFL, Ray Rice, women's rights Comments Off on Violence and women and sports stars
Saskatoon woman fears stoning if returned to Pakistan
Unfortunately, Jamila Bibi was sent to Toronto on the 16th of September to catch a flight home. The 65 year old originally came to Canada in 2007 to escape claims of adultery that she says are false, says her lawyer, … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness Issues, current events, religiosity Tagged deportation, human rights, Islam, Pakistan, religion, Saskatoon, women's rights 3 Comments
The One Minion Search Party: “Does god hate women?”
A couple hits for this question this week. Not for the first time, I look toward Religious Tolerance for an evenhanded approach to answering this one. It offers many examples out of the old testament that illustrate the low status … Continue reading
Posted in In the Media, religiosity, Search Parties Tagged abortion, god, human rights, men, politics, religion, women 2 Comments
I’m glad I don’t live in Saudi Arabia
Not just because I’m a woman, but let’s face it, I’m a woman. And if a woman in Britain whose face and hair shows on Saudi TV freaks those fundamentalists out, I’m very grateful to live in Canada unfilmed by … Continue reading
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Apparently Canada had an “abortion storm”
First I heard of it. Breaking Christian News has the details, such as they are. The rumbling thunderclouds appeared in May when Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau declared that only pro-choice candidates would be allowed to run in the party’s … Continue reading
Posted in culture, current events, In the Media, religiosity Tagged abortions, Canada, human rights, prayer, pro-choice, pro-life, skepticism, women's rights Comments Off on Apparently Canada had an “abortion storm”
It must be tough when business and religion clash
It’s important to stand up for what you believe in, so I can understand why Ashers Baking Company of Northern Ireland felt it was important to say no to a group wanting a pro-gay marriage cake made. the family-owned business … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness Issues, culture, In the Media, religiosity Tagged gay marriage, homosexuality, human rights, Northern Ireland, religion Comments Off on It must be tough when business and religion clash
Has anyone from Sesame Street actually come out to say Ernie and Bert were gay?
I agree, their lifestyle was a little weird. Who expects sheep to dance one’s self to sleep anyway? I don’t blame Bert one bit. Fuck! Ernie! Fucking hell! Bert even says, “Not again…” Oh, not the bugle… Christian bakers got … Continue reading
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