Archive for the ‘Censorship’ Category

It’s Only Censorship When It Happens to a Fundie

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

But if Petunia needs an abortion, they should be allowed to show the whole procedure. (Image from The Picture Showman) Today I received an email from Tony Perkins of the American Fundie Association (It’s not on their website, so I can’t provide a link.). It’s titled “YouTube Censorship: Another Chinese Import?” Tony tells us that […]

Rorschach Test

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Here’s a psychology test. Look at the following inkblots. What do you see? Choose the answer that is closest to your own reaction. Image 1 a. Two people enjoying a nice day in the backyard. b. Two artists creating a sculpture. c. Two drug addicts, each with a monkey on his back. d. That’s vile, […]

Regulatory Malfunction Overturned

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Expected content of children’s television now that the “wardrobe malfunction” decision has been overturned. Last week, the Third U.S. Circuit Court overturned the FCC’s $550,000 fine against CBS for Janet Jackson’s scandalous nipple show. We aren’t qualified to properly understand just how horrible this development is. We must turn to the fundies, who will tell […]

Kathy Griffin: Suck It, Donohue!

Friday, March 21st, 2008

You probably remember the flap last September when Kathy Griffin won an Emmy for her cable-TV reality show, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. The award was presented at the Creative Arts Emmy awards. The program was taped and scheduled for broadcast the following week on the E! cable network. She pissed off a […]

Bill Donohue is the Root of All Evil

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Last night, Comedy Central premiered Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil. I was looking forward to the show, so I tuned in with great anticipation. I was actually disappointed in the program. It had some funny moments, thanks primarily to Greg Giraldo, but overall the show wasn’t very good. I might give it another shot […]

Catholic League Demands Special Rights

Friday, February 1st, 2008

One argument that fundies keep trotting out in their opposition to gay marriage is that gays should not be given special rights. I’m as confused by that statement as you are. How is giving a group of people the same rights that the rest of us have giving them special rights? Somehow this twisted logic […]

And Now for Something Completely Different

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

In light of the Catholic League’s “successful boycott” of The Golden Compass, I thought it would be worthwhile to see this parody of a controversy that arose over The Life of Brian (via Pharyngula): (YouTube page is here.) For more background on the controversy over the earlier film, here’s a good excerpt from Always Look […]

Catholic League Claims Credit for Golden Compass Being a Sucky Movie

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

The Pope can stop this movie! (Image from Comic Book Resources) The Golden Compass got mostly negative reviews. I haven’t seen it myself, but the consensus, even among freethinkers, is that the movie is at least somewhat disappointing. That’s too bad. The commercials looked good. I wanted to see that Coca-Cola polar bear kick some […]