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Florida town erects last-minute Nativity scene after ban to keep out Festivus pole

A self-described “militant atheist” is threatening to sue a Florida town after it put up a Nativity display at the fire station even though it had banned them earlier this year so that a Festivus pole would not have to be given equal consideration. In 2012, the mayor of Deerfield…

Waitress finds $1000 and gives it back … to the wrong man

UPDATE: A Florida waitress thought she was doing the right thing when she found $1000 on a chair while clearing a table. So she chased down the fellow at the counter that she thought had left it behind. He looked at her. He patted down his pockets. He accepted the…

Small Alabama town accidentally hires black drag queens to dance in Christmas parade

Residents in the small town of Semmes, Alabama were surprised when one of the acts in the annual Christmas parade was a group of black drag queens known as “The Prancing Elite.” The captain of the troupe, Kentrell Collins, said he believed the offer had been made in good faith,…

‘I beat women’: victim gives assailant a choice; humiliation or jail

A Tampa, Fla. woman presented the man who bloodied her face, broke her nose and gave her a concussion a choice. Go to jail, or face public humiliation. Her attacker chose the latter. For eight hours, the unnamed man sat on a stool in a dunce cap with a sign…

‘Duck Dynasty’ creator Scott Gurney starred in indie ‘gay porn’ film

The producer and creator of the A&E show “Duck Dynasty” once starred in a dark, homoerotic indie film about the gay porn industry called “The Fluffer.” BuzzFeed reported Friday that in 2001, Scott Gurney played a “gay-for-pay” meth addict who acts in erotic videos. The film premiered that year at…

Bill O’Reilly thumps Duck Dynasty star with the Bible for anti-LGBT remarks

Thursday night on his show, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly argued that “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson was wrong to demonize LGBT people. Citing Luke 6:37 in the Bible, O’Reilly said Robertson had gone too far by “being judgmental” and claiming LGBT people were barred from entry into Heaven. His…

Ted Cruz thinks Duck Dynasty star has a First Amendment right to be on reality TV

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday called on television network A&E to return Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson to his television show, citing “free speech” and “religious liberty” rights guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. After A&E suspended Robertson for comparing homosexuality to bestiality, Cruz took to…

Data brokers sell rape victim names for 7.9 cents each, congressional hearing reveals

A privacy advocate on Wednesday told Congress that she had discovered that it was common practice for data brokers to sell the names of rape victims and HIV patients for about 7.9 cents each. Speaking to members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, World Privacy Forum Executive Director…

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains physics of flying things, like kites and Mary Poppins

In the video below, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explained to his co-host Eugene Mirman the physics of magical British governess Mary Poppins. “Dear Neil deGrasse Tyson and funny person,” a listener wrote to deGrasse Tyson’s radio show “Star Talk,” “How high can one fly a kite? I was watching ‘Mary…

Fox News guest: Anti-LGBT rant makes Duck Dynasty star like Martin Luther King Jr.

A conservative radio host told Fox News on Thursday that Phil Robertson, star of the reality TV show Duck Dynasty, should not have been suspend for homophobic remarks because he was just doing what Martin Luther King Jr. would have done. Fox News host Martha MacCallum asked radio host Mike…

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