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Australian prime minister on opposition to marriage equality: ‘The Bible also says that slavery is a natural condition’

Less than a week before Australia’s election, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered a bold defense of same-sex marriage. In a questions and answer session on Australia’s ABC News on Tuesday, Pastor Matt Prater asked why the prime minister now supported the right of same-sex couples to marry. Rudd explained…

McCain laughs as he mocks Laura Ingraham’s ‘vast knowledge of military tactics’

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Monday mocked conservative radio host Laura Ingraham’s “vast knowledge of military tactics” and then smacked down Fox News host Brian Kilmeade for opposing religious Muslim fighters, but not Christian soldiers. During an appearance on Fox & Friends to drum up support for an attack on…

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge delights drivers with early opening

< Work went so smoothly on the eastern span of the Bay Bridge that it opened to traffic earlier than expected Monday night, delighting the first drivers to cross the span. Rumors swirled all weekend that the bridge would be open to traffic sooner that…   Watch a video of…

Australian football players investigated for allegedly setting dwarf on fire

Australian Football League side St Kilda were Tuesday investigating claims that one of its players set a dwarf performer on fire at the club’s end-of-season celebrations. Blake Johnston and his colleague Arthur Serevetas were reportedly booked by the Saints to entertain players at their so-called “Mad Monday” event this week,…

Mississippi male gator hunt record broken twice in one day

Multiple Mississippi state records for alligator hunting was broken twice within a day after two humongous hauls, WLBT-TV reported on Monday. “He broke all the lines we could put in him,” Dustin Bockman told WLBT about the 727-pound male alligator he caught with help from his brother and a friend…

Watch: Anthony Weiner tries to sound ‘Jamaican’ during West Indian Day Parade

While New York City’s annual West Indian Day Parade drew many of the city’s mayoral candidates on Monday, Anthony Weiner seemed to want to go the extra mile in ingratiating himself with the voters. Video posted by the New York Daily News on Monday shows Weiner calling out, “Anybody here…

Comedian Lee Camp: Supporting war in Syria makes believing in Scientology look sensible

Comedian and activist Lee Camp sounded off against the burgeoning campaign for a military strike against the Syrian government, likening it to buying into Scientology, which he described as the religion in which “Tom Cruise is the Virgin Mary and Will Smith is the Burning Bush.” “L. Ron Hubbard didn’t…

Oregon bakery that refused to serve same-sex couple closes shop

The Oregon cake shop that was investigated by state officials after refusing to fulfill an order by a lesbian couple has closed its doors, the Williamette Week reported. According to a Facebook post on Friday, Sweet Cakes by Melissa’s store in Gresham, Oregon closed as of Saturday, with owners Aaron…

NAACP skeptical after historic Wyoming summit with KKK representative

Under heavy security and with a brace of ground rules in place, four representatives of the NAACP and a high-ranking member of the Ku Klux Klan met in Casper, Wyoming on Saturday night. The Wyoming Star-Tribune reported that John Abarr, an organizer for the United Klans of America, sat down…

Tim Robbins uses acting classes to help prisoners ‘create new truths for themselves’

Actor Tim Robbins has been teaching acting classes to inmates in a Norco, California prison. According to CBS News, the “Shawshank Redemption” star said that the acting exercises provide an opportunity for prisoners to open their imagination and discover new ways of looking at their world. “It creates this place,…

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