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George Zimmerman’s wife reveals she’d left him the night before he killed Trayvon Martin

Shellie Zimmerman, wife of George Zimmerman, the Florida man who was found not guilty of second degree murder in the slaying of teenager Trayvon Martin, told ABC News that she does not know if she will stay married to her husband. In an interview with reporter Christi O’Connor, Shellie Zimmerman…

Ted Nugent’s wife ‘embarrassed’ after being arrested with gun at Dallas airport

The wife of conservative rocker Ted Nugent was arrested at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) on Thursday after baggage screeners discovered a handgun in her carry-on luggage. Dallas lawyer David Finn told the Star-Telegram that 51-year-old Shemane Nugent was “embarrassed” and sorry about the incident. Finn said that Shemane Nugent…

Woman accused of beating son for being gay could face hate crime charges

A mother in rural North Carolina could face hate crime charges after attacking her son and ordering her other son to attack him for being gay. According to Wilmington, NC’s NBC Channel 6, Mary Gowans has been charged with misdemeanor child abuse as prosecutors mull whether she should be charged…

Maddow on LGBT rights: ‘Thanks for nothing, Bill Clinton’

Thursday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow marveled at the changes in federal policy on same sex marriage and toward states that are legalizing marijuana. She said that the new laws are so significantly different from the norm that the situation is like “cats chasing dogs, like…

Rep. Grayson on Syria strike: Military-industrial complex wants it, Americans don’t

We shouldn’t bomb every country that does something bad, Florida Congressman Alan Grayson (D) said on Thursday. The progressive Democrat told CNN he was opposed to a U.S. military strike against Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons. “The administration would have to explain why this affects some vital…

Archbishop of Canterbury: Christians must repent for their homophobia

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Church of England, has warned Christians that their views on sexual orientation were beginning to look like an “atrocious injustice”. Justin Welby spoke at the opening of the Evangelical Alliance on Wednesday. During a question and answer session after his speech, the…

Rand Paul opposes U.S. attack if it could ‘kill Christians in Syria’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said on Tuesday that an attack on Syria would be a bad idea if U.S. weapons were “used to kill Christians.” In an interview with conservative radio host Mike Huckabee, Paul said that President Barack Obama needed to understand that “there are 2 million Christians living…

Man who fired marijuana-wrapped arrow at Washington jail claims he was squirrel hunting

A Washington man was arrested this week after he admitted shooting an arrow wrapped with marijuana at the Whatcom County Jail, but he insists that he was aiming at a squirrel. The Bellingham Herald reported that a sheriff’s office employee notice 36-year-old David Wayne Jordan getting out of his red…

Tea party talk host: Trayvon ‘deserves to be dead’ — and ‘that f*ggot’ Dan Savage too

Fringe conservative talk show host Stan Solomon ranted this week that slain teen Trayvon Martin “deserves to be dead,” and then added that gay author Dan Savage, who he called “that f*ggot,” should die of “every disease known.” Solomon took the opportunity of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights…

Angry crowd boos North Carolina lawmakers over voting restrictions

North Carolina state lawmakers who voted to restrict voting rights faced an angry crowd in Charlotte on Wednesday. At a Central Piedmont Community College Mecklenburg Legislators Forum sponsored by the Charlotte Observer, PNC Bank and WTVI, the four republicans on the panel reportedly “often found themselves on the defensive before…

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