Articles by: Shannon Barber

The Supreme Court denied an emergency stay filed by SC Attorney General Alan Wilson. Marriage equality is now legal in the Palmetto State, and couples began marrying at noon on Thursday, November 20,2014.Image Credit: US News

Supreme Court Denies Emergency Stay, Same-Sex Marriages Begin In SC

The Supreme Court denied an emergency stay filed by SC Attorney General Alan Wilson. Marriage equality is now legal in the Palmetto State, and couples began marrying at noon on Thursday, November 20, 2014.

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The ACLU has stepped in because the school system did next to nothing when a child assumed to be LGBT was harassed by a bus driver, and rightfully so. Shame on this school district.Image Credit: The Raw Story

Louisiana Bus Driver Keeps Student On Board, Tells Him He Has To Repent For ‘Sin’ Of Homosexuality

The ACLU has stepped in because the school system did next to nothing when a child assumed to be LGBT was harassed by a bus driver, and rightfully so. Shame on this school district.

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Protesters rallied outside the courthouse in Clayton, MO, where a grand jury is expected to return a decision on Darren Wilson any day now. Their war cry was "We want an indictment, the cops don't like it."Image Credit: The Raw Story

Ferguson Protesters Chant ‘We Want An Indictment’ Outside Courthouse As Grand Jury Deliberates

Protesters rallied outside the courthouse in Clayton, MO, where a grand jury is expected to return a decision on Darren Wilson any day now. Their war cry was “We want an indictment, the cops don’t like it.”

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Bill Cosby's interview with NPR's Scott Simon could not have been more awkward, as he couldn't find it within himself to utter so much as a word when asked about the resurgence of allegations of rape against him. (Image via YouTube)

Bill Cosby Responds To Rape Allegations With Total Silence In Most Awkward Interview Ever

Bill Cosby’s interview with NPR’s Scott Simon could not have been more awkward, as he couldn’t find it within himself to utter so much as a word when asked about the resurgence of allegations of rape against him.

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Bill Maher tells his audience and panel that the Mormon religion is "based on a 19th Century sex cult."Image Credit: The Raw Story

Bill Maher Says Mormonism Is ‘Based On A 19th Century Sex Cult’

Bill Maher tells his audience and panel that the Mormon religion is “based on a 19th Century sex cult.”

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Kirk Cameron, in his usual extremist fashion, is lamenting the fact that a school board in Maryland has removed all religious holidays from its vacation calendar. Cue his joining Bill O'Reilly's War on Christmas in 3....2...1....Image Credit: The Raw Story

Kirk Cameron Wants To Force Christmas On Schools, Says ‘Education Is Inherently Religious’ (VIDEO)

Kirk Cameron, in his usual extremist fashion, is lamenting the fact that a school board in Maryland has removed all religious holidays from its vacation calendar. Cue his joining Bill O’Reilly’s War on Christmas in 3….2…1….

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Judge Overturns South Carolina’s Ban On Same- Sex Marriage

In a history- making decision, a South Carolina judge has ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

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The entire nation was rightfully outraged when a Philadelphia police officer performed an illegal "stop and frisk" search on 16-year-old Darrin Manning, resulting in injuries so severe that he had to have emergency surgery on one of his testicles. Now, that cop is back on the job. It's time for more outrage, people.Image Credit: Countercurrent News

PA Cop Who Squeezed Teen’s Testicles So Hard He Needed Surgery Back At Work (VIDEO)

The entire nation was rightfully outraged when a Philadelphia police officer performed an illegal “stop and frisk” search on 16-year-old Darrin Manning, resulting in injuries so severe that he had to have emergency surgery on one of his testicles. Now, that cop is back on the job. It’s time for more outrage, people.

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In perhaps the most bizarre prostitution bust ever, a 32-year-old Florida man has been arrested for offering an undercover cop a chicken dinner in exchange for sex.Image Credit: Uproxx, courtesy of Sanfor Police

Florida Man Tries To Trade Chicken For Sex, Gets Arrested

In perhaps the most bizarre prostitution bust ever, a 32-year-old Florida man has been arrested for offering an undercover cop a chicken dinner in exchange for sex.

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Bryan Fischer spouts more of his outrageously homophobic bigotry, this time justifying said bigotry by saying that homophobes were born that way by God's design.

Bryan Fischer Tells Radio Show Caller That Homophobes Were Born That Way (VIDEO)

Bryan Fischer spouts more of his outrageously homophobic bigotry, this time justifying said bigotry by saying that homophobes were born that way by God’s design.

The New York Division of Human Rights has declared that it is unlawful to discriminate against same- sex couples in the renting of wedding venues. Religious conservatives will have a fit.Image Credit: Think Progress

New York Forbids Wedding Venues From Discriminating Against Same-Sex Couples

The New York Division of Human Rights has declared that it is unlawful to discriminate against same-sex couples in the renting of wedding venues. Religious conservatives will have a fit.

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The bullet that was lodged in a Ferguson protesters head has mysteriously vanished. Police say it was a drive- by shooting. All evidence points to it being a cop who shot Mya Aaten-White.Image Credit: The Raw Story

Ferguson Protester Shot In The Head, Bullet Mysteriously Vanishes

The bullet that was lodged in a Ferguson protesters head has mysteriously vanished. Police say it was a drive-by shooting. All evidence points to it being a cop who shot Mya Aaten-White.

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Juan Evans, a transgender man from Georgia, was threatened with a genital search by police for being unable to produce a gender appropriate driver's license.Image Credit: The Raw Story

Georgia Trans Man Threatened With Humiliating Genital Search By Police (VIDEO)

Juan Evans, a transgender man from Georgia, was threatened with a genital search by police for being unable to produce a gender appropriate driver’s license.

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Kirk Cameron recently urged Christians to celebrate Halloween and take it back from the Pagans. Now, his remarks are backfiring.Image Credit: The Raw Story

Kirk Cameron’s Lunacy Backfires As Evangelicals Call Him A Pagan And A Papist Over Halloween Remarks

Kirk Cameron recently urged Christians to celebrate Halloween and take it back from the Pagans. Now, his remarks are backfiring.

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Pat Robertson has the gall to criticize the choices of a woman with terminal brain cancer, and to suggest that instead of death, she should seek a faith healer.Image Credit: Crooks and Liars

Pat Robertson Says Terminally Ill Woman Is Contributing To Culture Of Death, Needs A Faith Healer (VIDEO)

Pat Robertson has the gall to criticize the choices of a woman with terminal brain cancer, and to suggest that instead of death, she should seek a faith healer.

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Alan Robertson, religious right pastor and son of "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson actually believes that the US is turning into Nazi Germany because of nondiscrimination ordinances.Image Credit: Christian Post

Ducky Dynasty’s Alan Robertson Compares Modern Day US To Nazi Germany (AUDIO)

Alan Robertson, religious right pastor and son of “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson actually believes that the US is turning into Nazi Germany because of nondiscrimination ordinances.

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Jennifer LeClaire of Charisma Magazine warns her fellow religious right members of the dangers of Halloween, making a fool of herself in the process.

Religious Right Journalist Warns That Halloween Is ‘Very Demonic, Very Evil’ (VIDEO)

Jennifer LeClaire of Charisma Magazine warns her fellow religious right members of the dangers of Halloween, making a fool of herself in the process.

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Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action recently went on to TV to do what homophobes do best: spew ignorance. This time, it came in the form of comparing marriage equality to polygamy and pedophilia.
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Wisconsin Family Action Homophobe Says Marriage Equality Will Make Adult-Child Marriages Acceptable

Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action recently went on to TV to do what homophobes do best: spew ignorance. This time, it came in the form of comparing marriage equality to polygamy and pedophilia.

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We are all delighted that the disgraceful, trashy TLC show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has been cancelled. We are, however, also, deeply disturbed by the reason it was cancelled.Image Credit: NY Daily News

TLC Cancels ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Reality Show As Mama June Dates Daughter’s Molester (VIDEO)

We are all delighted that the disgraceful, trashy TLC show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” has been cancelled. We are, however, also, deeply disturbed by the reason it was cancelled.

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PFLAG To Change Its Name In The Spirit Of Inclusiveness

PFLAG To Change Its Name In The Spirit Of Inclusiveness

Founded in 1972, PFLAG has been a strong organization of allies for LGBTQ people. Now, finally, their name will reflect the trans* inclusive policies that they promote.

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