Mike the Mad Biologist

Category archives for Tolerance

I would ask if movement conservatives have any decency or shame, but that has an obvious question. By way of Jamison Foer, we find that Erick Erickson, CNN contributor and rightwing conservative, has definitely discovered what ails this nation: Through it all though, well meaning people on both sides of the ideological and partisan divide…

Image by Bettmann/CORBIS With ten percent unemployment, and nearly eighteen percent underemployment–and much of the political establishment unconcerned about this–Martin Luther King’s passion for economic justice sadly is still relevant. What is forgotten about Kings–often willfully–is that he was an advocate for racial and economic justice. From a speech he gave to striking sanitation workers…

This is the kind of story that makes me sick to my stomach–soldiers stateside were expected by their base commander to applaud for Pastor of Evil Rick Warren:

It’s truly odd to hear a creationist make a population genetics argument–an idiotic one no less. Rick Warren, evangelist and who will be leading the invocation at Obama’s inauguration, says the following about homosexuality:

I really wasn’t going to say much about the decision to have Rick Warren, civil rights opponent and evolution denialist, until Pam Spaulding bravely put on her slime guard and went to see what the rightwing denizens of Free Republic had to say. Warning–not safe for workdecent human beings:

The War on Christmas: Who Is Leading?

By way of Scienceblogling PZ, I stumbled across a very interesting article by Max Blumenthal about the origins of the ‘War on Christmas.’ This passage stood out (italics mine):

While this letter I found at deals with religiously-motivated intolerance towards gays and lesbians, I think it’s going to be germane (at least tangentially so) to the current stem cell discussion over at What’s New in Life Science:

A War on Christmas Question

Soon it will be the War on Christmas season wherein a bunch of assholes shriek hither and yon complaining that someone somewhere tried to remove a Christmas tree, and that said removal will lead to the Destruction of Judeo-Christian Civilization As We Know It.

If you’re trying to convince black voters to vote Republican, this probably isn’t the best way to do it:

If you thought Obama’s minister was a piece of work, get a load of Palin’s church (italics mine):