Black Jeezus’ News Quickies

Hemant Mehta, known by his internet nom de plume “The Friendly Atheist,” posted a very interesting interview today with Tom Krattenmaker, author of Onward Christian Athletes. He asks a lot of good questions regarding religiosity in professional sports, most of which I’ve wondered myself. Check it out if you’ve got time to kill.

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Surprise, surprise: The Catholic League isn’t a fan of Lady Gaga’s new video. I haven’t seen it yet, but the simple fact that Bill Donohue hates it probably means I’m going to love it.

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Anti-gay-adoption advocates have been dealt another blow (pardon the pun), this time by the Rockway Institute:

The first study ever to examine the experiences of gay male partners who became fathers via surrogacy shows that they are more likely than heterosexual fathers to scale back their careers in order to care for their children. Also, these fathers report that their self-esteem and their closeness with their extended families increases after becoming parents.

The study also noted that gay male parents are more likely to engage in relationships with other couples with children, rather than single friends.

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From ReasonTV, 3 Reasons Why Obama Should Kick His Own Ass. Nick Gillespie is bad-ass.

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I’m not normally a soccer fan, and after attempting to watch one of the games on television, I don’t think that’s going to change any time soon. I’m not accustomed to watching sports that sound like the game is taking place during a WWII air raid.

Stephen Dubner, of Freakonomics and Super Freakonomics fame, offers a clever solution to the problem of those annoying plastic horns: buy them from fans. If I were running ESPN, I’d definitely consider it.

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