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One of those Phelps wackadoos was given a platform on Fox News this week. Naturally, she called Obama the anti-Christ.



Why is it that the poorest states in America are red states? It seems the poorer the state, the more Republican it is. The Census Bureau’s 2011 Statistical Abstract shows the GOP finds their strongest support in places where poverty and median household income are the worst. Case in point: Mississippi ranks dead last economically, with the lowest per capita income in the country, yet according to Gallup, Mississippi is the most conservative state in the union. It ranks first in the number of people living below the poverty line: 21.9 percent of Mississippi residents live below the poverty level. Dominated by conservative politicians, Mississippi has the lowest tax burden in the nation but ranks fourth in per capita federal aid. Mississippi is also a leader of the GOP effort to gut Medicaid but ranks first in the percentage of its Medicaid program that is funded by federal matching funds.

In a state that wants to repeal “Obamacare,” Mississippi leads the nation in a number of health care problems. It has the highest rate of heart disease and the second highest rate of diabetes in the country. Mississippi’s cardiovascular disease mortality rate is the highest in the nation. Some counties in Mississippi rank among third world countries when it comes to life expectancy-they have the shortest life expectancies in the nation and many Mississippi residents suffer from a lack of health care access (some counties don’t even have hospitals). It is ironic that the states suing to prevent the implementation of the Affordable Care Act are the ones whose residents need it most. Still, Republicans poll best in places where healthcare is worst.

When it comes to education, adults in Mississippi have the highest rate of low literacy in the nation. On the National Assessment of Adult Literacy conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, 30 percent of adults scored “Level 1” (less than fifth-grade reading and comprehension skills). In 2011, only 21 percent of Mississippi eighth graders scored proficient in reading and 19 percent scored at least proficient in math.

Last November, social conservatives tried pushing the “Personhood” initiative, which defined a fertilized egg as a human being, banning abortion and most birth control.  Despite Mississippi’s focus inside the womb, there seems little concern about what happens to its residents outside of it. They have dismal rankings in out-of-wedlock births, births to teen mothers and unmarried women. For a state that votes for family values, its divorce rate is among Americas highest and it is the deadliest gun state in the nation.

Conservatism doesn’t seem to be translating into positive results for the Hospitality State, so why do they continue to vote GOP? In the lead up to the March 13 GOP primary, I visited Mississippi to find out why it is a Republican stronghold today. We are going to let the voters of one of the most economically and educationally deprived areas of the nation tell you why they vote Republican.

Here’s one answer.

Christianity gives people something they think is more important than anything else including financial security, the laws of the land, or common human decency. That’s why it’s dangerous and harmful.

thesoapboxschtick:

Percentage of candidates income donated to charity
Really, Rick? Less than 2%?! Watch Santorum’s answer when he’s confronted about his history of tiny donations. He claims it’s because one of his daughters is special needs and, because of that, he doesn’t have a lot of extra money to throw around… I call bullshit!
He made over $3.6 million dollars in the past four years as a ‘corporate consultant’ lobbyist.

I do not accept The Mormon Institution Church or the Catholic Gestapo Church as charity, no matter which of these three are giving their money to those asshats churches.

thesoapboxschtick:

Percentage of candidates income donated to charity

Really, Rick? Less than 2%?! Watch Santorum’s answer when he’s confronted about his history of tiny donations. He claims it’s because one of his daughters is special needs and, because of that, he doesn’t have a lot of extra money to throw around… I call bullshit!

He made over $3.6 million dollars in the past four years as a ‘corporate consultant’ lobbyist.

I do not accept The Mormon Institution Church or the Catholic Gestapo Church as charity, no matter which of these three are giving their money to those asshats churches.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

Source : thesoapboxschtick

"Science is Real" - They Might Be Giants

Science is real
From the Big Bang to DNA
Science is real
From evolution to the Milky Way
I like the stories
About angels, unicorns and elves
Now I like those stories
As much as anybody else
But when I’m seeking knowledge
Either simple or abstract
The facts are with science
The facts are with science

Science is real
Science is real
Science is real

Science is real
From anatomy to geology
Science is real
From astrophysics to biology
A scientific theory
Isn’t just a hunch or guess
It’s more like a question
That’s been put through a lot of tests
And when a theory emerges
Consistent with the facts
The proof is with science
The truth is with science

Science is real
Science is real
Science is real

Science is real

—and the church I was brought up in (along with about 20% of Americans) doesn’t even believe it’s symbolic, but that the communion literally transforms via magic into flesh and blood. Yick!—-

—and the church I was brought up in (along with about 20% of Americans) doesn’t even believe it’s symbolic, but that the communion literally transforms via magic into flesh and blood. Yick!—-

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We have to make the best out of a bad situation
Rick Santorum, on why, if a person is raped, she or he should bear their rapist’s child.

A bill to allow Utah schools to drop sex education classes — and prohibit instruction in the use of contraception in those that keep the courses — moved significantly closer to becoming law Wednesday. The House passed HB363 by a 45-28 vote after a late-afternoon debate that centered largely on lawmakers’ differing definitions of morality.
"We’ve been culturally watered down to think we have to teach about sex, about having sex and how to get away with it, which is intellectually dishonest," said bill sponsor Rep. Bill Wright, R-Holden. "Why don’t we just be honest with them upfront that sex outside marriage is devastating?” (via Utah House passes bill to allow schools to skip sex ed | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Mormons.

A bill to allow Utah schools to drop sex education classes — and prohibit instruction in the use of contraception in those that keep the courses — moved significantly closer to becoming law Wednesday. The House passed HB363 by a 45-28 vote after a late-afternoon debate that centered largely on lawmakers’ differing definitions of morality.

"We’ve been culturally watered down to think we have to teach about sex, about having sex and how to get away with it, which is intellectually dishonest," said bill sponsor Rep. Bill Wright, R-Holden. "Why don’t we just be honest with them upfront that sex outside marriage is devastating?” (via Utah House passes bill to allow schools to skip sex ed | The Salt Lake Tribune)

Mormons.

Source : sltrib.com
Anonymous asked: I hope you realise that your going to hell. Now before you try to fool youself into thinking that im wrong using your so called logic and reasoning. Here's the real fact: hell exists and that is where your headed. And the truth is this: god sent his son for YOU, he walked on the earth for YOU and he died for your sins on the cross for YOU!!! So the least YOU can do is accept him as your personal lord and savior. So go ahead. I dare you to reply to me. You can do it as a post or even as one of th
Shout-Fire.tumblr.com: This is the rest of the message, I just didn’t want to answer them in two separate posts. I’m not leaving anything out, it really does start right here:
Nobody watches. You don’t even have to reply to this because nothing you say do or believe will change the facts!!!! : )
What exactly is your incentive for bashing random people anonymously on the facade of an afterlife?
Now, I could go into immense detail on how you’re definition of facts is wrong (I mean seriously… “real fact?!”). Or how your banter, as much as you want to believe, doesn’t grant you any Jesus Points or do you and your belief system any good. Or how your post takes a huge shit on grammar and prose (Notice How I spelled and used “You’re” and “Your?”) But I’m not even going to indulge because frankly, I deal with enough ignorant assholes like you in my day-to-day life. Plus, I’ve had a long day at work and I have school work to do to better my education. (Word of the day: EDUCATION.)
Maybe if you reveal your identity to me like someone who isn’t ashamed of who they are and we have a more civilized debate, we would be able to answer each others questions. But until then, you remain an anonymous scum of the earth and have my full permission to go fuck yourself.

I’m just bitter.

thedreamcatchersoul:

I’m a Catholic who’s always been an Agnostic & an Agnostic who has always been a Catholic. Family Tradition and cultural pride runs so deep. But the need to believe in something more than an ancient, constricted religion is just as intricate.

I’m sorry my faith is so weak, momma. I think that’s why I still try.

So good-bye meat for 40 days.

Another case of religion needlessly making people feel inferior. This poor girl is being forced by an ideology to suppress her own intelligence and ignore her own questions.

Dreamcatchersoul, It’s OK to let it go. There are plenty non-believers out here and the transition was easier than you might think. Please feel free to contact me if you ever want to talk.

Source : viva-la-rae