My son is gay (via Nerdy Apple Bottom)

This is a great post from a mother who’s son may or may not be gay. Whatever the case, she’s proud of him and whoever he is and will be in the future.

Go read it!

The title is “My son is gay.”

My son is gay Or he’s not. I don’t care. He is still my son. And he is 5. And I am his mother. And if you have a problem with anything mentioned above, I don’t want to know you. I have gone back and forth on whether I wanted to post something more in-depth about my sweet boy and his choice of Halloween costume. Or more specifically, the reactions to it. I figure if I’m still irked by it a few days later, I may as well go ahead and post my thoughts. Here are th … Read More

via Nerdy Apple Bottom

Draw a circle, convert an atheist!

This is a masterful educational video from a woman who schizophrenically relays this story of how to approach atheists and how to get them to agnosticism instead of full-blown atheism.

This woman would do well to remember that seekers of truth are damn sure Allah is god, or Wotan, or Vishnu.

Young, gorgeous reader, which god gets your Truth Award Today?

Via Jesus Needs New PR

Cooks Source magazine and Copyright infringement

Over at Cynical C, Chris posted a quick bit about a woman named Monica who found out an article she wrote was published in a magazine called Cooks Source without her permission.

Monica contacted the magazine, and instead of an apology (or some sort of recompense), their editor Judith Griggs sent her a note that basically said, “Fuck you.”

Here’s a snippet from Judith Griggs:

But honestly Monica, the web is considered “public domain” and you should be happy we just didn’t “lift” your whole article and put someone else’s name on it! It happens a lot, clearly more than you are aware of, especially on college campuses, and the workplace. If you took offence and are unhappy, I am sorry, but you as a professional should know that the article we used written by you was in very bad need of editing, and is much better now than was originally. Now it will work well for your portfolio. For that reason, I have a bit of a difficult time with your requests for monetary gain, albeit for such a fine (and very wealthy!) institution. We put some time into rewrites, you should compensate me! I never charge young writers for advice or rewriting poorly written pieces, and have many who write for me… ALWAYS for free!”

I followed his links for the story to here and here, and I contributed a nasty comment to the Cooks Source magazine facebook page. Comments are being added so quickly that my comment is already off the first two pages of refresh. And I commented just moments ago.

This is what I LOVE about the internet. While it’s not perfect, the Internet is amazing for finding and sending information. And while it can work for a company, it can also work against one.