Articles by: Shannon Barber
Shannon Barber is a self- described queer feminist and activist for racial equality, LGBT rights, women’s rights, and secular rights in America. She is a lifelong lover of words, though her educational background is in computer science. She currently writes for 2 liberal websites, and keeps her own humor blog for lesbians. She hopes to change the world, one mind at a time.

Sam Harris Brilliantly Explains How Cults And Religion Both Make You Want To Die (VIDEO/AUDIO)

Sam Harris Brilliantly Explains How Cults And Religion Both Make You Want To Die (VIDEO/AUDIO)

Sam Harris draws some brilliant parallels between socially acceptable religions and cults – and explains just why people cling so fervently to both.

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FRC President Tony Perkins Threatens ‘Christian Uprising’ If Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage

FRC President Tony Perkins Threatens ‘Christian Uprising’ If Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage

This incredibly deluded man actually thinks that a ‘Christian uprising’ will make the Supreme Court rule against marriage equality.

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Newtown Officials Tear Down Sandy Hook Shooter’s Home (VIDEO)

Newtown Officials Tear Down Sandy Hook Shooter’s Home (VIDEO)

Hopefully, the demolition of this last reminder of the tragic 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School offers a bit of healing to Newtown residents.

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Phil Robertson’s Rant To Gay Men: ‘Just Marry A Woman!’ (AUDIO)

Phil Robertson’s Rant To Gay Men: ‘Just Marry A Woman!’ (AUDIO)

Phil Robertson’s advice to gay men? Marry a woman anyway.

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Jon Stewart On Ted Cruz Prez Run: Not Even Romney Had To Rehearse Kissing (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart On Ted Cruz Prez Run: Not Even Romney Had To Rehearse Kissing (VIDEO)

Watch Jon Stewart do what he does best: mock and laugh at the most unelectable GOP Presidential hopeful.

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Bob Jones Apologizes For Saying Gays Should Be Stoned 35 Years Ago, But Still Thinks We’re All Sinners (VIDEO)

Bob Jones Apologizes For Saying Gays Should Be Stoned 35 Years Ago, But Still Thinks We’re All Sinners (VIDEO)

Thirty-five years later, Bob Jones apologizes for suggesting that LGBT people be stoned. Don’t get too excited, though- he still thinks we’re sinners.

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Bill Maher Blasts Frats: They Are Just Like ISIS, ‘A Cult Is A Cult’ (VIDEO)

Image Credit: Real Time Screengrab via Raw Story

Bill Maher is right. It is time to dismantle the Greek System as we know it, lest their misogyny, racism, and other heinous acts will only continue.

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Jon Stewart: GOP Could Sue Netanyahu Because ‘Ginning Up Racist Fears’ Is Their Thing (VIDEO)

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Stewart is right, ginning up racist fears IS the GOP’s thing. No wonder they love Netanyahu so much.

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Insane Santorum Fan Calls Obama A ‘Communist Dictator,’ He Refuses To Correct Her (VIDEO)

Insane Santorum Fan Calls Obama A ‘Communist Dictator,’ He Refuses To Correct Her (VIDEO)

The worst part wasn’t this conspiracy theory-filled “Communist dictator” rant. It was Rick Santorum’s response to it.

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Former Employee: James O’Keefe Tried To Get Protesters To ‘Kill Some Cops’

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Did this wing nut activist try to incite violence against police by using a mole in a protest organization?

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Emily Virgin Stops Okla. ‘Freedom To Discriminate’ Bill In Its Tracks With Bigot Advertisement Provision

By Ludovic Bertron from New York City, Usa via Wikimedia Commons

Okla. State Rep. Emily Virgin has the perfect way to stop all of these “religious freedom” bills that are cropping up: Make the bigots own their bigotry in public.

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Wing Nut Pastor’s Warning: America Is Being Taken Over By ‘ Militant Homofascism’ (VIDEO)

Wing Nut Pastor’s Warning: America Is Being Taken Over By ‘ Militant Homofascism’ (VIDEO)

There are a lot of crazy preachers out there, but this one really ranks up there.

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Key GOP 2016 Hopefuls Speak At Liberty Counsel’s ‘The Awakening’ (VIDEOS)

Key GOP 2016 Hopefuls Speak At Liberty Counsel’s ‘The Awakening’ (VIDEOS)

Three prominent 2016 GOP Presidential hopefuls actually attended an event run by a self- proclaimed ex terrorist and a bunch of other scary right wing conspiracy theorists this past weekend. Think about that.

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Gay-Hating Christian College Forces Cancellation Of Bake Sale For Homeless LGBT Youth

Gay-Hating Christian College Forces Cancellation Of Bake Sale For Homeless LGBT Youth

This homophobic Christian college did more for LGBT youth than they could have imagined when they cancelled a bake sale benefiting them.

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Bryan Fischer: Bilingual People Are A Sign Of God’s Judgment On America (VIDEO)

Bryan Fischer: Bilingual People Are A Sign Of God’s Judgment On America (VIDEO)

Bryan Fischer is back, and he wants you to know that God’s judgment is raining down on America in the form of bilingual Millennials.

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Hobby Lobby Owner’s Life Mission: End ‘Bible Poverty’ By 2033

Hobby Lobby Owner’s Life Mission: End ‘Bible Poverty’ By 2033

Hobby Lobby Owner Mart Green has one mission in life: to make sure the entire world has access to Bibles by 2033.

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Top Dem Calls For Kansas Official To Step Down, Says He’s ‘The Most Racist Politician In America’ (VIDEO)

Kris Kobach. Image Credit: Raw Story

Kansas State Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley says Kris Kobach is “the most racist politician in America.” Judging from Kobach’s history and remarks, Hensley could well be right.

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Staffer For ‘Pro-Family’ GOP Lawmaker Arrested On 17 Counts Of Child Sexual Exploitation (VIDEO)

Tim Huelskamp and Matthew Pennell. Image Credit: The New Civil Rights Movement

Looks like Congressman Huelskamp needs to be worrying about what’s going on with his own staff, not working tirelessly against LGBT rights.

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Glenn Beck On Ben Carson: Presidential Hopes ‘Over,’ Gay Prison Comment ‘Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Heard’ (AUDIO)

Glenn Beck On Ben Carson: Presidential Hopes ‘Over,’ Gay Prison Comment ‘Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Heard’ (AUDIO)

Glenn Beck says Ben Carson’s prison sex comments were dumb. Well, even a stopped clock is right twice a day, I suppose.

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Bryan Fischer: Ask Every GOP 2016 Hopeful If ‘Homosexual Conduct’ Is A Choice (VIDEO)

Bryan Fischer: Ask Every GOP 2016 Hopeful If ‘Homosexual Conduct’ Is A Choice (VIDEO)

If Bryan Fischer has anything to say about it, all 2016 GOP candidates will swear an oath saying they believe being gay is a choice.

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