Someone should ask the presidential candidates this:

Will you ensure religion isn’t used as an excuse to discriminate and harm others? You can vote to get that question heard here. Maybe this is one way to remove the clown-car feel of the debates. (Here’s more on the Open Debate Coalition, which is asking.)

Baby Jesus is crying…

…while Georgia raises a euphemistically Religious Freedom Restoration Act which allows for all kinds of behavior you might find distasteful at best so long as the Georgian uses the defense: “I can act this way because my religion says to.” Wanna discriminate against gays and lesbians? Georgia yes, please! Wanna beat your child or spouse? …

“Manly firmness,” my ass

Sharon sends this, a fabulous New York Times story that tells of a Missouri state representative whipping out the doofus cliches and calling on, well, let’s quote the Times, who quotes Rep. Mike Moon (who stands by his manly statement because he’s manly and all): “each member of the Missouri congressional delegation endeavor with ‘manly …