Category Archives: Religion

PA Social Politics After Marriage Equality

Tom Corbett’s decision not to appeal the ruling striking down PA’s same-sex marriage ban marks the beginning of a new era in state social politics. While it’s still going to take some time for liberals to win the other big … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Health, Issues, LGBT / Gay Rights, Religion

#PA13: Roe v. Wade “Supporter” Brendan Boyle Co-Sponsored ALEC-Style Bill Clear-Cutting Abortion Clinics

Sometimes you just have to step back and appreciate a great political strategy. Americans United for Life has this “admitting privileges” bill that they shop around to states via their legislation factory, which requires all abortion clinics to be within … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Health, Religion, US House

Corbett Compares Same-Sex Marriage to Incest

Mark Scolforo says Tom Corbett walked back his administration’s argument that issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples is like issuing licenses to 12-year-olds, and now says it really is like incest: Corbett make the remark on a Friday morning news … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Governor, Religion

What the Bible Says About Daryl Metcalfe Trying to Play God on PA House Floor

State Representative Daryl Metcalfe is the anti-equal rights conservative Republican who stopped Democratic state Representative Brian Sims from speaking on the PA House floor about the US Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act. I described that stand-off … More after the jump

Posted in LGBT / Gay Rights, Religion

LGBT Rights Battle on PA House Floor; New Marriage Equality Bill to be Introduced

When the federal Defense of Marriage Act which banned recognition of marriage equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans under federal laws was recently struck down as unconstitutionally discriminatory by the US Supreme Court, a Democratic state representative who … More after the jump

Posted in LGBT / Gay Rights, Religion

Tim Murphy: Who Cares About Science, I Just Want Religious View!

Perhaps more frank than he was meaning to be, Congressman Tim Murphy admitted he didn’t care about the science behind birth control, he just wants to know what religious advocates want: SEBELIUS: It is a contraceptive drug, not an abortifacient… … More after the jump

Posted in Health, Religion Tagged

Commonwealth of the Bible

The Economist’s Democracy in America blog reminds us that Pennsylvania is one of 8 states that officially bans atheists from holding public office.

Posted in Elections, Religion

Shippensburg Serves Morning After Pill from Vending Machine

This is nearly unbelievable, except it’s totally true. It sounds wacky on the surface (sort of), but it’s a great step forward for women’s health on campus. I’m sure the right wing will go apeshit about it, though, and with … More after the jump

Posted in Health, Religion, Social Services Tagged ,

Ex-Corbett Advisor Thinks You Should Try More Semen

Hoo-boy! Robert Patterson is one crazy asshole:

Posted in Religion, Social Services Tagged

Abused By 2 Priests and a Teacher, “Billy’s” Life Ruined

This is unconscionable. How will Archbishop Chaput choose to deal with this? “My whole personality changed” after being molested and raped by men he feared and trusted, he said. “I turned into a loner.” The pain and shame, “I buried … More after the jump

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