Friday, March 8, 2013
March 9 Links, a rather motley assortment
Texas Christians teach the Bible in public schools, but they teach it objectively and they're inclusive. Uhhh yeah right.
The Scarlet S: Getting Branded for Being Single. I didn't write it, but I could have.
Evolution in action: one invasive species of ants seems to be doing better than another invasive species of ants.
I think the woman who got killed by a lion deserves a Darwin award. Seriously. Look at these pictures. Just because you love big cats doesn't mean big cats love you!
Make your own fossils! (shhh don't show this to creationists!)
Kansas Republicans pass an anti-abortion bill that includes a provision preventing employees of clinics that provide abortions from bringing cupcakes to their children's schools. Yes. Really.
Amnesty International calls on Bangladesh to protect minority Hindu population
Meanwhile, in India, Hindu radicals are reportedly attacking minority Christians. They claim they only do "moral policing" and speak up for their gods and goddesses.
Bulgaria "expresses regret" for deportation of 11,000 Jews during the Holocaust. Better late than never? Fortunately for 45,000 other Jews, the public didn't want them to be deported.
Muslim teens in the Netherlands think Hitler didn't go far enough.
At least the Jews of Venezuela can breathe easier now that Chavez is dead.... or can they? If they are descendents of the Sephardic Jews who were kicked out of Spain in 1492, they are now welcome to come back. Better late than never?
Turn off your irony meters! The ambassador attending a ceremony to honor a French woman who saved Jews during the Holocaust is named "Bigot." Really. Looky here.
Bill O'Reilly sows a tiny seed of accommodation in an interview with creationist Jeffress. Ken Ham fries his bacon. Hilarity ensues. Pop the popcorn this hatefest is just heating up.
"Club Beyond" is beyond the pale in prosletyzing to military youth.