The Catholic Church has finally taken action.
"Three Catholic women’s communities in Washington state are being investigated by the Vatican…
Any remaining Catholics out there? Yes? Okay.
Please stand over here in this line. Yes, this line. That line right in front of the guy with the red hot poker with the letters SUCKER on it. Just big enough for your forehead.
The line about abortion clinics made me tear up.
Okay, and now, cowardice.
So many people of faith think this is a legitimate question. It isn’t. It’s a question with a false premise. It’s a claim without evidence. It’s ignoring the basic fact that morality is a question and not an answer.
Anyway, enough from me. Here’s Dawkins slamming the stupidest question of the last two thousand years.
To my Mormon friends, I will ask the question I always do.
Your own holy book makes a claim for polygamy. The United States put laws into place specifically to deny you that right.
I’ll say that again: the United States made laws to deny Mormons the right to marry as their religion demanded.
And I want to make this as clear as possible: I believe the United States acted wrongly in doing so. I want my Mormon friends (and other Mormons) to live the lives they want without the government interfering with their happiness.
That is why Proposition 8 so disturbed me. It also makes me very angry. The fact that the Mormon church–members of which suffered from government intrusion into their human rights–so supported Proposition 8: a law that took away the right to marry from a minority. Just as the same laws did to them.
If you are a Mormon and you support any law that defines the religious/secular institution of marriage, you should be ashamed of yourself.
You want to marry someone of your own sex? You should have that right.
You want to marry 3 women? You should have that right.
You want to marry twenty men? You should have that right.
Just as long as all participants are willing participants, there is no crime.
The only reason–THE ONLY REASON–Ro and I got married was because of my health conditions. I didn’t want her going to the hospital, saying, "No, I’m not a relative" and getting turned away.
Everyone should have the same rights as Ro and I.
Shame. Shame. Shame.
(If the Bible isn’t the infallible word of God, if it’s just a fallible human construct, what makes it different than any other human claim?)
This week the Wall Street Journal published a debate between myself and Gregory Paul on the question of whether or not belief in God is innate. You may find those two articles here and here.
I’d like to suggest "National No Prayer Day." A day when the Federal Government encourages everyone not to pray because prayer doesn’t work.
Come on! Who’s it gonna hurt?