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About Teather’s “explanation” of voting against equality – Lee Griffin points out the problems with Sarah Teather’s reasons for voting against the same-sex marriage bill.
The Other 11 Doctors – What if the Doctor had always been played by a woman?
Damsel, Arise: A Westboro Scion Leaves Her Church – Megan Phelps-Roper, one of the more prominent members of the Westboro Baptist Church (‘God Hates Fags’) has left it.
Open letter to Andrew Turner MP – “I will not vote for you, because you think I am worth less as a person than you. No-one who believes I am as entitled to civil rights as anyone else will vote for you. Yesterday was not an attack on religious freedom, but a doorway to it for so many people who’ve been denied a full spiritual and civil engagement in society. If your vote yesterday were a matter of conscience, I suggest you consider the lives you have wished on young LGBT people under your care, because they are so much better off today than when I was growing up and you’ve done everything in your power, which is the power entrusted to you by the people of the island, to oppose that.”
Political failure modes and the beige dictatorship – If you think I’m cynical about modern politics, read this post by Charles Stross.

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It’s a little known fact that the Joker was originally known as the Scoremaster, until someone realised that was particularly silly, so they went for another extra card in the deck instead.

Greece: Trying to understand SYRIZA – Paul Mason provides some interesting background and context for the current political situation in Greece.
Meet the new boss – “Thus, in our fair city, we see a public manifestation of the petro-sheiks’ triumph over the leveraged buyout merchants.”
Top GOP Pollster to GOP: Reverse On Gay Issues – Andrew Sullivan with some fascinating internal Republican polling. I wonder if the same questions are being asked over here?
Seattle ‘supervillain’ Rex Velvet issues another warning video – Something rather silly going on in Seattle, though the video looks rather well produced, which makes me wonder if it’s all leading up to something. A new Starbucks flavour, perhaps?
Norway abolishes state sponsored Church of Norway – It appears that the Norwegian Parliament will be voting to disestablish their national church in the very near future.

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All three parties and some Human Rights Act too. It’s like Question Time in here.

Gay Marriage – Never expected to be linking to a Tory MP’s post on equal marriage, but here’s a well though through and Christian perspective in favour of it from Desmond Swayne.
How my riots tweet landed me in hot water – at taxpayers’ expense – And after a Tory MP, we have a Labour Councillor in Lewisham, talking about the iniquities of the Standards Board regime.
And I am not making this up… – Wiggy explains the Human Rights Act, and how criticisms of it are usually based on people not understanding what it means.
Case for snooping powers backfires for Theresa May – What? A Government minister using erroneous evidence to argue for more powers to snoop and censor us? I’m shocked – shocked! – to discover such things happening.
Happy Birthday to the Libera-Tory Coalition? – Alex Wilcock looks back on two years in Government from a Lib Dem perspective.

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