Here, without further ado is a brief round-up of some pages I have been reading; posted with thanks to Craig Young for sending news stories.
The Pope goes on about gay marriage again, while his forthcoming visit has stirred up the great Brazilian condom debate and Popetown continues to make itself unpopular, now in Lithuania. Elsewhere in Eastern Europe Satanic bar codes frighten the peasantry and here is some more about Poland. In Slovenia, people are disappearing; Mother Jones reports. Back in the USA Albert Mohler wants to have the gay gene removed before birth, which rather contradicts all that guff about homosexuality being a lifestyle choice. Meanwhile, rights are an issue for Melanie Phillips.
Enough of bad news. For your edification, amusement and time-wasting, here are a few other things I have been reading. If you like art, try Cabinet Magazine. If you like toast, try Dr Toast. If your redeemer has blessed you with broadband, here is Godtube; as a taste, see why atheists should be scared of bananas . If you are unsure of what GLBTQ2IA means, here is a politically correct lexicon. On the other hand, you might want to know how to be right. Here is some clever stuff by Harvest Bird and a new edition of Foucault's Madness and Civilisation gets roughed-up by the TLS.
Finally, CBTP has found Billy Bragg and Bill Bailey playing together.