Day for atheists by Minnesota baseball team
This past August 10th, the St Paul Saints, a minor league baseball team in St. Paul, Minnesota, became the Mr. Paul Ain'ts. Ain'ts as in, there ain't a god. Yes, I thought the football team in New Orleans (pre-Drew Brees) owned the right to be called the Ain'ts, and not in a good way, but an exception was made here. See, this event was an appeal by the baseball team to atheists and other nonbelievers in the area. The uniforms of the players even said the Mr. Paul Ain'ts.
Of course, the propaganda arm of the Christian right-wing, Fox News, is mad about this even though there has been a Christian Day at this ballpark and even a Jewish Heritage Day. Other than maybe a Muslim day, there is no other day that could irk theocrats more than a day in honor of atheists and other nonbelievers. Of course, no atheists threatened never to go to a baseball game there, because of these religious themed days, as happened with this promotion.
By the way, according to some members of the Christian right-wing, children of gay couples should be kidnapped. Kidnapped! Not simply taken away by the government but going into people's homes in the dark of night to take the children of gay couples away, all for Jesus, I presume. I never knew he endorsed kidnapping. A Bryan Fischer tweeted that you know, kidnapping children of gay couples is not such a bad thing. He is a leader of the hate group American Family Association. An Orwellian title, indeed.
A Mississippi politican (Republican of course) named Andy Gibson quoted the Leviticus verse in the bible that called for the death of gay men. I am not shocked. But, I don't think Rep. Gibson really wants to execute gay men, though he might. He just wants to use a verse in the bible that calls for the death of gay men as as a rationale to oppose gay rights. So he either believes in the verse wholeheartedly and its' support of killing gays, or shut up about it.