ZFb 2009 Archive

Below are all 309 posts from 2009.

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(Posts from 2010 – 401 posts)

December 30, 2009 – Doing Wrong for “Right,” The Continuing Ex-Gay Lesbian Custody Battle

December 29, 2009 – The ZackFord Blogs Top 10 of 2009

December 21, 2009 – Some ZFb Holiday Tidbits

December 18, 2009 – How Long Until We Have Campus Atheist Resource Centers?

December 17, 2009 – Why Is It “Disrespectful” and “Offensive” To Challenge Religious Beliefs?

December 15, 2009 – Music Is About Freedom and Unity, Not Lee-gham Homophobia

December 14, 2009 – What’s Your Favorite Atheist Holiday Tradition?

December 14, 2009 – Reflections: Why Are Ithaca College Pianos a Big Deal?

December 14, 2009 – IC Pianogate: Words of Support From Alumni

December 14, 2009 – IC Pianogate: Some Videos From The Vigil

December 13, 2009 – IC Pianogate – Updates From Campus: Whalen Fully Open Again

December 13, 2009 – Update For Current IC Music Students Looking To Practice

December 13, 2009 – Attention Ithaca College School of Music Alumni! Your Support Is Needed!

December 13, 2009 – Ithacan Reports: More than 60 pianos vandalized in Whalen School of Music

December 13, 2009 – Ithaca College School of Music Attacked, Pianos and Percussion Equipment Destroyed

December 10, 2009 – Two New Cool LGBT Projects You Should Check Out

December 9, 2009 – The Onion Takes a Stab at The F-Word

December 8, 2009 – How The AFA Spins Creationist Propaganda

December 8, 2009 – An LGBT/Religion/Higher Ed Issue? I Can’t Not Weigh In

December 7, 2009 – Some “War On Christmas” Humor

December 7, 2009 – Society Is Better Off Without Religion: The Supporting Research

December 6, 2009 – Unsurprisingly, There Are SO Many Things Wrong With This WND Story

December 2, 2009 – Cowardly Vote Against Marriage Equality in NY

November 30, 2009 – A Looooooong But Spirited Job Search

November 28, 2009 – Social Justice Education = “Indoctrination” and “Reeducation”

November 27, 2009 – Religious Indoctrination at a Discount!

November 26, 2009 – An Atheist Who Loves The Xmas Season

November 25, 2009 – The ZackFord Blogs First Big Google Wave Experiment!! (It was not very successful.)

November 25, 2009 – Paranoid About Sex, Paranoid About Homosexuality, Paranoid About Adam Lambert

November 21, 2009 – Why I Have Mixed Feelings About Thanksgiving

November 20, 2009 – “Religious Liberty” My Ass! – The Manhattan Declaration

November 19, 2009 – Glee Demonstrates My Straight Man-Gay Man Theory!

November 19, 2009 – I Think People Who Can’t Discern Between Sexual Orientation and Paraphilia Should Shut Up

November 18, 2009 – Don’t Read Harry Potter and Don’t Shop at Gap/Diversity Is a Cancer

November 18, 2009 – What Can Straight Men Learn From Their Gay Friends?

November 17, 2009 – Oaths, Pledges, and Vows, Oh My! Religious Privilege Running Our Lives

November 16, 2009 – Why Is Society So Afraid and Ashamed of Sex? Short Answer: Religion.

November 13, 2009 – Queer Equality Movement, Meet Your Enemy: Ignorance

November 12, 2009 – Higher Ed Struggles to Serve Atheist Students

November 12, 2009 – Carrie Prejean: In Case You Thought There Was No Such Thing As Bad Press

November 11, 2009 – GAP – “Christmas” = Inclusivity + Bigotry? WHAT?

November 10, 2009 – The Psychological Impact of Advocacy – You Can’t Rip a Ream

November 9, 2009 – It’s Time to Hold Democrats Accountable for LGBT Rights

November 9, 2009 – Fallacy After Fallacy: The Flawed Paranoia of Marriage-Equality Opponents

November 7, 2009 – South Park, The F-Word, and The N-Word

November 6, 2009 – A Celebration of Oppression – The AFA “Christmas” Campaign Claims KY

November 6, 2009 – We Have To Stop Letting God Be A Crutch For Hate

November 4, 2009 – What Discrimination Looks Like – Maine’s Yes on 1

November 3, 2009 – Will History Be Made or Will an Ugly Precedent Prevail?

November 3, 2009 – IL Parents Afraid of Their Kids Learning About the World They Live In?

November 2, 2009 – Republican Response To an Outspoken Democrat: Demonize, Demonize, Demonize!

November 2, 2009 – Hey Obama, The New York Times Would Be a Great Role Model For You Today

November 1, 2009 – A Look Back at an Exciting October at ZFb

October 31, 2009 – Reflections on the Faces For Equality Project

October 30, 2009 – Faces For Equality: Dana Strickler

October 29, 2009 – Anti-Gay Mainers Ready to Intimidate State With Church

October 29, 2009 – Faces For Equality: Rebecca Geller

October 29, 2009 – Hateful Opposition to Hate Crimes Legislation

October 29, 2009 – Kenya Will Count Gays, The United States Won’t

October 29, 2009 – Reflections on the Passing of Hate Crimes Legislation

October 29, 2009 – Stand For Marriage Maine Hits Close To Home

October 28, 2009 – Faces For Equality – Judi Israel

October 28, 2009 – Oh The Irony Of Atheists’ Threatening To Pray

October 27, 2009 – Abstinence-Only: A Reminder Of How People Let Beliefs Trump Fact

October 27, 2009 – Really, Scalia? Does “Originalist” Mean You’d Own Slaves If You Could?

October 27, 2009 – Faces For Equality: Matt Perfetuo and Steve Riggle

October 27, 2009 – Colbert Says Approve Referendum 71!

October 27, 2009 – Hope College Prefers Moral Ignorance Over Cognitive Dissonance

October 26, 2009 – Faces For Equality: Christopher Parker

October 24, 2009 – Gosh, I Didn’t Mean We Should IGNORE DADT

October 24, 2009 – In Case You Weren’t Sure What Transphobia Looked Like

October 23, 2009 – Support For LGBT Elders = “Devolution Of Our Society”

October 23, 2009 – Faces For Equality: Jaquelline Robertson (aka “Lexi Divine”)

October 23, 2009 – Sorry, Your Marriages Don’t Count—Literally

October 23, 2009 – Can We Please Stop Wasting So Much Time Talking About Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?

October 22, 2009 – Faces For Equality: Scott Ruppert and Robert Richendollar

October 22, 2009 – “Mysticism” Should Be a Buzzword For “STAY AWAY!”

October 21, 2009 – Faces For Equality: LaDesta Atkinson

October 21, 2009 – Now Here Is a Christian That Supports Queer Equality

October 21, 2009 – If Pat Robertson Speaks For “Christians,” Who Speaks Against “Christians”?

October 21, 2009 – I Blog To Make a Difference

October 20, 2009 – Defunct Laws Used To Maintain Persecution

October 20, 2009 – Faces For Equality: Carol Benevy

October 19, 2009 – Faces For Equality: Matthew Dimick

October 19, 2009 – Let The Repeal DOMA Money Wars Begin

October 19, 2009 – Faces For Equality: Debra Sweet

October 19, 2009 – Should a Goal of Higher Education Be Enforcing Gender Expectations?

October 18, 2009 – Would The Rapture Be So Bad?

October 18, 2009 – Ballad of the Lovers

October 17, 2009 – Does Higher Education Understand The Culture of Blogging?

October 16, 2009 – Faces For Equality: Becky Barton

October 16, 2009 – Thank You For Supporting ME and WA, Obama! Oh wait, nevermind.

October 16, 2009 – Balloon Boy Demonstrates Challenge of Spreading Atheism

October 16, 2009 – Faces For Equality: Eddy Disla

October 15, 2009 – Sunshine Restored To Washington State (Ref. 71)

October 15, 2009 – Christian Universities Struggle With Teaching Legitimate Science

October 15, 2009 – Faces For Equality: Lana Thiel

October 15, 2009 – Faces For Equality: Maria Peeples

October 15, 2009 – Republicans Prefer Partisanship Over Gang Rape Victims?

October 14, 2009 – Faces For Equality: Ron Hunt

October 14, 2009 – Joe Solmonese Needs To Stop Trying To Be A Peacemaker

October 14, 2009 – Religion and Beliefs Obfuscate Basic Legal Precedents

October 14, 2009 – Faces For Equality: Lili Leon

October 14, 2009 – What is Religious Freedom? LDS Chimes in… ugh.

October 13, 2009 – Faces For Equality: David Melson

October 13, 2009 – Swedish Middle Schoolers Challenge Toys “R” Us’s Patriarchy

October 13, 2009 – Faces For Equality: Less Henderson

October 13, 2009 – No More Money For HRC, I Think

October 13, 2009 – The Language of Queer Liberation

October 12, 2009 – Faces For Equality: Sean Chapin

October 12, 2009 – Some Pictures From The National Equality March

October 12, 2009 – A March To Be Proud Of

October 11, 2009 – I’m Gay And I’m Marching For My Equality

October 11, 2009 – First Thoughts on Obama’s HRC Speech

October 10, 2009 – Proud To Be A Blogger

October 9, 2009 – Get Ready Obama, Here We Come!

October 9, 2009 – Impeach Obama?/Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize?

October 9, 2009 – Atheism Pervading The Subconscious Vernacular? It is what it is.

October 8, 2009 – Colbert vs. Conservapedia

October 8, 2009 – What To Do This Weekend At The National Equality March!

October 8, 2009 – Call To Stand Shows Where People Stand (NEM)

October 8, 2009 – Ugh, Women Are NOT Being Portrayed Well On TV

October 7, 2009 – No, I Will Not Pray For Persecuted 6-Year-Old “Christians”

October 7, 2009 – Introducing Faces For Equality

October 7, 2009 – Juxtaposition: Gender Identity Discrimination and Gender Identity Resistance

October 7, 2009 – Don’t Wait On Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

October 7, 2009 – Why Now? Well, Will & Grace Didn’t Legislate Anything…

October 6, 2009 – Is Obama Bringing People Together… Against Him?

October 6, 2009 – Painting Obama Into a Rainbow Corner

October 5, 2009 – When Is The “Appropriate Time” for Queer Equality?

October 5, 2009 – ZackFord AND Lady Gaga at the NEM!

October 5, 2009 – ZFB Green Test for Feed Readers!

October 4, 2009 – Reflections on “The Invention of Lying”

October 4, 2009 – Counting Down to the National Equality March

October 3, 2009 – All The More Reason Privilege Isn’t Due: Beliefs vs. Facts

October 2, 2009 – ZackFord Blogs 2.0: Let The Tweaking Begin!

October 1, 2009 – ZFB Upgrades, Google Wave, Pete Berg

September 30, 2009 – Atheism and Religious Beliefs Are NOT And Never Will Be On The Same Page

September 29, 2009 – Religion Doesn’t Determine What Homosexuality Is or Isn’t

September 29, 2009 – So Why Am I Single???

September 28, 2009 – Best of My First 1500 Tweets

September 27, 2009 – Five (Whiny) Tips For Atheists I’ll Likely Ignore

September 27, 2009 – Religious Privilege Primer – 8 – Concluding Reflections

September 27, 2009 – Religious Privilege Primer – 7 – Undeserved Respect

September 27, 2009 – Religious Privilege Primer – 6 – Critical Thinking and Indoctrination

September 27, 2009 – Religious Privilege Primer – 5 – Atheism and Privilege of Beliefs

September 27, 2009 – Religious Privilege Primer – 4 – Religious Privilege

September 27, 2009 – Religious Privilege Primer – 3 – Christian Privilege

September 27, 2009 – Religious Privilege Primer – 2 – What is Privilege?

September 27, 2009 – Religious Privilege Primer – 1 – Introduction: Reflections on Prop 8

September 27, 2009 – Religious Privilege Primer – Preface: Roots of ZFB

September 26, 2009 – Let’s Enforce Tax Law Against Belligerent Pastors

September 25, 2009 – Adopt a Conservative’s Time To Waste!

September 25, 2009 – Feigning Compassion To Reinforce One’s Own Agenda

September 24, 2009 – Coming Out Might Be Easier, But It’s Still Hard

September 23, 2009 – When Following on Twitter Becomes Fanatic

September 22, 2009 – AFA: We’ve Only Got 3 Months To Save Christmas!

September 22, 2009 – Fresh Air, Stale Philosophy: Karen Armstrong

September 20, 2009 – How to Patronize the President in the Name of Religious Privilege

September 19, 2009 – ZackFord Vlogs #3 – Zack Dabbles at the Piano

September 19, 2009 – Arizona Clearly Doesn’t Benefit From Governor Brewer

September 18, 2009 – Friday Fundamentalist Farce File #8

September 18, 2009 – A Poultry Poem (Dedicated to Ernie Anastos)

September 17, 2009 – The Anti-Christ, Immaculate Conception, and Gay Men’s Sex Roles

September 16, 2009 – Some Updates to the Meme Collection and Terminology Page

September 14, 2009 – Tax-Exempt Cake and Political Fundraising Too

September 13, 2009 – A Poetry Logo!!!

September 11, 2009 – Right To Secretly Create Legal Discrimination Preserved (Ref. 71)

September 10, 2009 – Defend Joe Wilson Against Leftist Attacks!!

September 10, 2009 – AFA Action Alert: “The Mythical ‘Safe Sex’ Message”

September 10, 2009 – Atheism, Contratheism, and Why I’m An Antitheist

September 9, 2009 – Anonymous Criticism = Cowardice

September 9, 2009 – AFA and I Agree: New A&F Shirts Are Inappropriate

September 8, 2009 – Thoughts on the big 2-4…

September 4, 2009 – Some Unemployment Poetry

September 2, 2009 – I Don’t Want You To Pray For Me

August 29, 2009 – Academic Standards and Religious Doctrine Don’t Mix

August 28, 2009 – Washington State Keeps Public Speech Public (Ref. 71)

August 28, 2009 – Truth For Youth? More Like Beans For Teens

August 27, 2009 – Some Battlestar Galactica Silliness

August 25, 2009 – Atheist Discrimination Then and Now

August 18, 2009 – Why I Love Tim Minchin (And You Should Too)

August 14, 2009 – Dark Parallels (Probably Intentional)

August 13, 2009 – Anonymous People Don’t Get Free Speech (Ref. 71)

August 12, 2009 – What Are Those Christians Actually Afraid Of?

August 12, 2009 – When ZackFord Fell Out of a Plane

August 11, 2009 – Religious People Are NOT Better Citizens, Community Members Are

August 10, 2009 – Masculinity (According to Craigslist)

August 8, 2009 – Why Don’t We Learn From Our Villains?

August 7, 2009 – Christians Ignoring Science: That’s the Joke!

August 7, 2009 – The APA’s Report on Reparative Therapy (Abridged Summary)

August 6, 2009 – Religious Oppression and Indoctrination—Literally!

August 4, 2009 – Religion in Education, Student Affairs, and Skepticism

August 3, 2009 – ZackFord Vlogs #2 – Pennsylvania, Beards, and Deep Space 9

July 27, 2009 – Faculty Responsible for Campus Climate, Too! (NYU School of Law)

July 19, 2009 – Outaversary: 5 Years Since I Let Myself Be Me

July 17, 2009 – Pat Buchanon: The Epitome of Racism in Our Country

July 15, 2009 – Atheists’ Lawsuit Prompts AFA’s Honesty

July 13, 2009 – Academic Freedom: Anti-gay Opinions vs. Anti-gay Untruths

July 10, 2009 – Brüno: It Takes Silly Absurdities to Reveal Harsh Realities

July 8, 2009 – Obama, wishy-washy pandering makes me feel better… how?

June 28, 2009 – Let us be inspired by the Stonewall Riots

June 26, 2009 – ZackFord Vlogs #1 – ZackFord Vlogs!

June 26, 2009 – UPDATE: The Exorcist Speaks…

June 26, 2009 – Other Christians Defend Exorcism, Victim Meme Like WHOA.

June 25, 2009 – Unraveling tradition: simple respect with complicated solutions

June 24, 2009 – Ironically, My “This I Believe” Essay

June 21, 2009 – Why I Do Not Respect Beliefs

June 19, 2009 – Why faith is scary in ANY form, extremist or not.

June 18, 2009 – O Disappointment (A Poem)

June 17, 2009 – Why Pride Is Important – Some Scenes from Des Moines

June 15, 2009 – Poem for a Tired Atheist

June 12, 2009 – Reconceptualizing Atheism, Introducing “Antibelief” and “Contratheism”

June 10, 2009 – LGBT Human Rights Nationally – The Dallas Principles

June 10, 2009 – LGBT Human Rights Internationally – The Yogyakarta Principles

June 9, 2009 – Moving ahead with the job search process

June 7, 2009 – Music Bringing People Together at PS22

June 5, 2009 – Friday Fundamentalist Farce File #7

June 3, 2009 – Sorry white men (and Ann Coulter), Sotomayor is not a racist.  You are.

June 2, 2009 – The Word “Believe” to a Non-believer

May 31, 2009 – ZFB Updates! New page, new logos, new blogroll membership!

May 31, 2009 – Letter from the Iowa Governor

May 29, 2009 – Friday Fundamentalist Farce File #6

May 28, 2009 – The Privilege of Religiously-Affiliated Universities to Defy Ethical Standards

May 27, 2009 – Why the Prop 8 Decision Inhibits Equality

May 26, 2009 – California’s Day of Decision: A Nation Sighs as Prop 8 Persists

May 22, 2009 – Friday Fundamentalist Farce File #5

May 22, 2009 – Happy Harvey Milk Day!

May 22, 2009 – The U.N. apparently supports the “Respect” meme.

May 21, 2009 – NPR: The Science of Spirituality

May 20, 2009 – Why Higher Education Should NOT Promote “Spirituality” or “Spiritual Development”

May 19, 2009 – An Atheist Who Loves Gospel Music

May 17, 2009 – Faithist Memes, Religious Privilege, Victimization, and Bad Arguments

May 16, 2009 – “…of both worlds,” a unique adventure.

April 16, 2009 – What Happens When We Don’t Encourage Critical Thinking: TeaBagging.

April 3, 2009 – Marriage Equality in Iowa.

April 3, 2009 – Wow. Iowa.

April 2, 2009 – Today For You, Tomorrow For Me?

April 2, 2009 – Three Poems for a Weekend Away

March 28, 2009 – Another Dead Week

March 24, 2009 – Job Searching and Personal PR

March 20, 2009 – Friday Fundamentalist Farce File #4

March 19, 2009 – No, no no! Science is science and there is no debate!

March 18, 2009 – America, America, God shed his guilt on thee!

March 12, 2009 – What the heck is going on?

March 9, 2009 – They Love Me, They Love Me Not

March 6, 2009 – Friday Fundamentalist Farce File #3

March 5, 2009 – History might be made today: The fate of Prop 8

March 4, 2009 – What if there were no God? Zack confirms the rumors.

March 3, 2009 – Okay, Prop 8, We’re ANGRY! Here’s our cute little ad…

March 3, 2009 – Alert! Medical Professionals Might Have To Do Their Job!

March 2, 2009 – ZFB’s New Domain!

March 2, 2009 – Misunderstanding Affirmative Action

February 27, 2009 – Friday Fundamentalist Farce File #2

February 26, 2009 – MMMMmmm….. Smells like BS! I mean… CLEAN COAL! 🙂

February 24, 2009 – Atheism at the Oscars

February 24, 2009 – This is for you, Harvey!

February 23, 2009 – U-Michigan working towards a post-gender society

February 20, 2009 – The good, the bad, and the ugly… we endure them together.

February 20, 2009 – Friday Fundamentalist Farce File #1

February 20, 2009 – Why I Work in LGBT Affairs

February 19, 2009 – “Moral” Judgment vs. Academic Freedom

February 16, 2009 – Expelled – Don’t Bother.

February 13, 2009 – Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 12, 2009 – Happy Darwin Day! The Fundies are Recruiting!

February 12, 2009 – Not so silent, probably not so “Christian” either…

February 11, 2009 – The Way Justice and NonDiscrimination Are Supposed to Work

February 9, 2009 – Freedom to Marry Week

February 5, 2009 – When identities don’t just defy norms, they supercede them…

February 3, 2009 – Creating Change… and then changing back…

February 2, 2009 – Gender-Neutral Pronouns

February 1, 2009 – Creating Change in Denver – First Reflections

January 31, 2009 – Creating Change in Denver – State of the Movement

January 31, 2009 – Creating Change in Denver – Things I Love

January 30, 2009 – Creating Change in Denver – Thursday

January 28, 2009 – Denver-Bound

January 28, 2009 – *GASP* THere are atheists in our universities!

January 25, 2009 – Can of Worms/Pandora’s Box/Just Another ZackFord Day

January 23, 2009 – Are you thinking about the same West Wing I’m thinking about?

January 23, 2009 – Limited Posting This Week…

January 22, 2009 – Umm…. Can I legally testify?

January 21, 2009 – Follow-up to “Religious Liberty”

January 21, 2009 – LGBT Liberty vs. Religious “Liberty”

January 20, 2009 – BHO = POTUS. Now what? I’m still an atheist American.

January 20, 2009 – Life and history get in the way sometimes…

January 18, 2009 – It’s nice to hear eloquent voices express profound thoughts…

January 17, 2009 – Reminding ourselves of the conviction we have…

January 15, 2009 – The Burden of Awareness

January 15, 2009 – Latter Day Financial Accountability

January 14, 2009 – Be a man! Be insensitive, overaggressive, homophobic knuckleheads like us!

January 14, 2009 – Blatant homophobic job discrimination NEVER happens anymore!

January 14, 2009 – New or Old, Politics = Politics, Even for Obama

January 14, 2009 – Who wrote your instruction manual?

January 14, 2009 – Anything? REALLY? ANYTHING??? How about… support my rights as a gay atheist????

January 13, 2009 – New Terminology Page

January 13, 2009 – Why aren’t we all protesting Kalamazoo?

January 12, 2009 – Brief moments of racial understanding…

January 11, 2009 – Holy Moly! Christians were bashed in 2008, like whoa!

January 10, 2009 – Learn the Harvey Milk Story

January 10, 2009 – The Legacy of Harvey Milk

January 9, 2009 – Cowards, “Victims,” and Hypocrites, OH MY!

January 9, 2009 – If gays were allowed to get married, it’d be like that atom bomb we dropped on Nagasaki…

January 8, 2009 – Graphs Tell All – Consequences of Gay Marriage

January 8, 2009 – The Christian Questionnaire

January 7, 2009 – Catching up my thoughts on Rick Warren at Inauguration…

January 7, 2009 – Trumping Prop 8’s supposed “race card”

January 6, 2009 – Speaking of being gay in college, it just got a little easier in Texas…

January 5, 2009 – College makes you gay! Is anyone surprised?

January 5, 2009 – It Begins…