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legendofvinnyt:

The question isn’t “How will players handle Michael Sam in their locker room?”

The question is “How will Michael Sam’s teammates handle homophobes in their locker room?”

I guess I have to amend this: How will Michael Sam’s teammates handle homophobic players and coaches in the locker room?

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vasolinejesus:

easy

This is well known.

I am an astronaut whose head exploded. For science.

Most days, I’m Jarkko Ruutu, but some days, I’m Darcy Tucker.

Source: kamrynndenise
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http://www.salon.com/2014/07/18/9_sinister_things_the_christian_right_does_in_the_name_of_god_partner/

So the key is to tell the Fundamentalist Right that the basis for their fundamentalism is wrong? Heck, why didn’t you say so? Us liberal Christians will get right on that. We’ll just find out how mainline Islam got it to work on al Qaeda—

Wait. You mean it didn’t work on al Qaeda, and couldn’t work, because fundamentalism doesn’t care about right or wrong, only certainty?

Plan B, then. Keep at the work the gospels and the Holy Spirit inspire us to do, and drown out the Fundies by publicizing the heck out of it all—

Oh. Matthew 6:5-6. That’s why we weren’t publicizing it in the first place.

Well, maybe liberal/progressive media like Salon and Alternet will get the word out for us. After all, our work and their political goals align quite nicely—

Crap. They’re the ones demanding that we rebuke the Fundies in the first place.

It’s not like Salon and Alternet have been reporting liberal Christian stories anyway. They completely ignored the news that the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted to allow their ministers to preside over same-sex marriages, and are putting up for ratification a change to the church’s constitution to no longer define marriage strictly as one man and one woman. That’s the progress they’re fighting for, right? They won, and they don’t want to celebrate?

They’d probably throw that Matthew text back in our faces if we stood up to them, too.

Plan C, then. Keep at the work the gospels and the Holy Spirit inspire us to do, and pray that Salon and Alternet’s editors get their heads out of their asses and stop using us as cannon fodder in their culture war.

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themagicgamefactory:

Meet & destroy just about anyone in the whole wide world in Game of War: Fire Age.

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http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/06/hobby-lobby-wasnt-about-religious-freedom-it-was-about-abortion

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blissandzen:

Kinda reminds you of Bush v. Gore, doesn’t it? Alito takes pains to make it clear that his opinion shouldn’t be considered precedent for anything except the narrowly specific issue at hand: whether contraceptives that some people consider abortifacients can be excluded from health plans.

I think it’s important to recognize what Alito is saying here. Basically, he’s making the case that abortion is unique as a religious issue. If you object to anything else on a religious basis, you’re probably out of luck. But if you object to abortion on religious grounds, you will be given every possible consideration. Even if your objection is only related to abortion in the most tenuous imaginable way—as it is here, where IUDs are considered to be abortifacients for highly idiosyncratic doctrinal reasons—it will be treated with the utmost deference.

This is not a ruling that upholds religious liberty. It is a ruling that specifically enshrines opposition to abortion as the most important religious liberty in America.
~Kevin Drum

While openly denying the religious liberty of those who do not share the radical, fundamentalist “Christian” views of Hobby Lobby or, apparently, five members of this Supreme Court.

Has a popular uprising ever forced a Supreme Court justice to resign? I think now would be a good time to convince Alito it’s time to spend more time with his family.

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flowisaconstruct:

atheistassessment:

Silly Hats Only http://ift.tt/1sCro2y

That’s your reward for reaching the top of the religious hierarchy. A silly hat.

This is why Presbyterianism is committees all the way up.

flowisaconstruct:

atheistassessment:

Silly Hats Only http://ift.tt/1sCro2y

That’s your reward for reaching the top of the religious hierarchy. A silly hat.

This is why Presbyterianism is committees all the way up.

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ESPY Day reminds fans #DontEverGiveUp - ESPN Front Row

Sure, you could use the power and reach of the Worldwide Leader in Sports to bring attention to a cancer charity.

Or, you could use that cancer charity and make it all about you and your shitty awards show that only exists because baseball isn’t enough to get people to watch your network in July.

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http://wentdog.tumblr.com/post/89269687292/i-was-just-reading-an-interesting-piece-on-sports

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wentdog:

I was just reading an interesting piece on Sports Illustrated’s website about watching the NFL on tv and it got me to thinking. I have never attended a pro game in real like and at this point in my life is there any need to? I mean, I’m not a football nut like these people seem to be in that…

I’m a complete football nut and there is no reason whatsoever to see a game live. It is much better experienced on television. Hockey, however, is much better experienced live in the arena.

Ten years of high school/college marching band and five Steeler games, in every kind of football weather, and I arrived at the conclusion that live football is only fun when the team authorizes you to play a musical instrument between plays. Preferably tuba.

Source: wentdog
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HOW I FELL IN LOVE WITH HOCKEY, OR WHY PUCKBALL FREAKING RULES - HAPPY NICE TIME PEOPLE

"Then the game started.

I realized I had never really paid attention to hockey before.

I paid attention.

And I immediately panicked.”

See how easy hockey is to pick up? She understood the game perfectly in no time flat!