This story was updated to include a statement from Governor Rick Perry Hobby Lobby has 15 stores in the Greater Houston Area, and none of them will have to offer insurance coverage for birth control methods the company equates to abortion. The Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 that the Religious Freedom ... More >>
Louie Gohmert: Black people won their freedom to discriminate against gay people.
Louie Gohmert is always coming up with, shall we say, interesting ideas. But his latest brain baby takes the cake. According to Gohmert, African Americans should oppose gay marriage because they won the right to oppose things with the Civil Rights movement. The East Texas Congressman used his time ... More >>
Mitt Romney caught a lot of flak for saying "corporations are people, my friend" when responding to a heckler on the campaign trail last year. Many people -- mostly liberals -- were incensed, noting that this showed Romney's solicitude for big business over the "little guy." Set aside the fact that ... More >>
Those brave, lonesome souls who make up the GLBT Aggies have got another crisis on their hands. A bill introduced into the student senate would allow Aggies to "opt out" of having their student fees going to support the gay-rights group. Supporters of the bill say it's based on religious freedom: ... More >>
Having fought his battles in Louisiana, the Rice University student is now ready for Texas and any move to put faux science in the public schools here.
It's easy to see that Zack Kopplin, a 19-year-old student at Rice University, has fast become one of the leading faces of the anti-creationist movement. He's appeared on numerous national interviews, sharing his opposition to publicly funding creationist academies. He has latched onto outspoken evol ... More >>
Don McLeroy hasn't changed. The man - the creationist - is as personable and principled as he was during the taping of The Revisionaries, a truncated version of which will appear on Houston PBS this evening at 10 p.m. He's 66 years old. He's still assured of Genesis's inerrancy. He's not going to sh ... More >>
A new doc explores the Texas Board of Education's fight against science, history.
That's right, kids, don't check your calendars, it's time to vote. Normally, this type of thing in Texas happens a bit sooner, but thanks to a crazy redistricting battle, it got pushed back to today. As per usual, nice weather will contribute to a healthy turnout, even if the GOP nominee for preside ... More >>
Photo by Mandy OaklanderReverend Barry Lynn and Terri Burke are protesting The ResponseDiversity-minded, Constitution-abiding folks are pissed at tomorrow's one-day Jesus camp called "The Response." Governor Rick Perry, of course, is the belle of the ball. It's a little complicated since he' ... More >>
But SpongeBob is evil, my sonRick Perry's courageously craven call for the nation's 50 governors to come to Houston to pray isn't exactly being met with unanimous hosannas. There's already a Facebook page up organizing protests of the August 6 event at Reliant Stadium, and other groups have ... More >>
Evolution in the cross-hairsTexas might be getting ready to fill its science textbooks with anti-evolution material, critics are warning. The State Board of Education may soon take another step in its effort to adopt material that pushes Intelligent Design, they say. "Two years ago State Bo ... More >>
The glowing state rep Bill ZedlerA Dallas-area state representative has introduced legislation aimed at preventing anyone from discriminating against those who want to research intelligent design in Texas. Rep. Bill Zedler of Arlington sponsored House Bill HB2454 because he believes that coll ... More >>
Sooooooo... The Dead Revolt. They're loud, crash-bangy indie-rockers who tend to do very well here in the city. However, we are not here to tell you how awesome they are. We are here to talk about why someone would call their band The Dead Revolt. Most of us are revolted by the dead. Especia ... More >>
Thou shalt not appealEarlier this summer the Institute for Creation Research got uttlerly slammed by a federal judge as they tried to force Texas officials to certify their graduate school.There is always an appeals process in such matters, of course, but it appears the ICR has given up the fight ... More >>
News flash: God doesn't hate gays and lesbians
Photo courtesy Masquerade TheatrePay-what-you-can ticket prices to theater productions have become pretty common, but those are for single performances. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's Pick-Your-Price membership is good for a whole year! On Saturday, you can buy an MFAH membership, up to the fami ... More >>
We're semi-liveblogging the Scopes Monkey Trial of the 21st Century -- today's meeting of the State Board of Education, which is discussing science standards. Here's the first report, the second and here's the third:And out come the Californians! Dr. Eugenie C. Scott, executive director of the Natio ... More >>
Just in case you were worried that Texas hadn't made an embarrassing spectacle of itself lately, you need fret no more.Once again the State Board of Education is coming to your rescue.The SBOE is holding a public hearing January 21 on science standards, and the people at the Discovery Institute, who ... More >>
Seven months have passed since the polygamist raid in Eldorado, but the effects linger
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