Megachurch Inadvertently Invites Everyone to Join Them in 'Whorship'

Steve Riggle is the pastor at a Houston-area megachurch, the unwieldily-named Grace Community Church The Woodlands. He’s also very anti-gay, one of a group of pastors who flooded Houston’s openly gay mayor Annise Parker’s office with Bibles, accusing her of trying to take away their religious liberty during a debate… » 5/28/15 2:50pm Thursday 2:50pm

Texas Teacher Investigated For Having a Funny Pinterest Page

Someecards, those wildly popular images that pair vintage illustrations with a sardonic line, still produce content that gets hundreds of thousands of shares on social media. (There’s even one about dad bod!) But one unidentified teacher in San Antonio, TX woman has just learned that not everyone thinks they’re funny.… » 5/27/15 10:10am Wednesday 10:10am

Texas Doing Its Best to Force Pregnant Teens to Give Birth

The Texas State Senate passed a bill Monday night that will make it near-impossible for teenagers to obtain legal abortions without parental consent. The bill dismantled the judicial bypass process, which once gave Texas teens a viable option to get an abortion when their parent or legal guardian either refused to… » 5/26/15 3:20pm Tuesday 3:20pm

Texas Mostly Agrees to Comply with Federal Anti-Prison Rape Laws

In a remarkably civil letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the state would comply with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act “wherever feasible.” That’s a big step from previous Governor Rick Perry, who called the law “counterproductive” and “unnecessarily cumbersome.” Texas is… » 5/21/15 2:15pm 5/21/15 2:15pm

Here's A Transgender Woman's Letter From a Men's Prison in Texas

Earlier today we published a story on Passion Star, a transgender woman incarcerated in Texas who says she’s been subject to rape and violent attacks at the hands of other inmates for the past 12 years. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice did not move Star into safekeeping, a version of protective custody, until… » 5/13/15 6:00pm 5/13/15 6:00pm

School With No Sex Ed Doesn't Have a Chlamydia Outbreak After All

No one was surprised last week when news broke that a small-town school without a sex education program was teeming with chlamydia. Unfortunately, that story has proven to be false, leaving a tiny Texas town traumatized with embarrassment over an error reported as fact by the school’s superintendent. » 5/13/15 1:50pm 5/13/15 1:50pm

'Suck Dick, Fight or Quit Doing Gay Shit': The Texas Prison Rape Problem

It didn’t take long after Passion Star was sent to prison for her to be sexually assaulted for the first time. And it wasn’t long before she filed her first complaint against her first attacker. And she realized “almost immediately,” she says, that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice was not going to help her.
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Pamela Geller: Our Muhammad Cartoon Exhibit Went Great

Founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and all-person Islam-hater Pamela Geller seems—dare we say it—pretty pleased that two lunatics came to the AFDI’s “Draw Muhammad” cartoon exhibition and shot a security guard before being killed by police. In interviews and on her blog, Geller says the violence proves… » 5/05/15 1:20pm 5/05/15 1:20pm

After Shooting, Anti-Islam Blogger Pam Geller Declares 'This is War'

As a “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest in Texas came to an end Sunday night, two men opened fire on a security guard standing outside. They were then killed by police. The event was hosted by an anti-Islam group, the American Freedom Defense Initiative. In the moments after the shooting, Pamela Geller, the group’s… » 5/04/15 4:00pm 5/04/15 4:00pm

Woman Fired Before First Day of Job For Facebook Post About Hating Job

A single mother in a Texas suburb who’d just landed a job at a daycare was fired before her first day—for posting on Facebook about how much she hates working in childcare. Her brand-new employers heard about the posting and told her not to bother coming in. This is the part where we remind all of you to triple-check… » 4/28/15 9:30am 4/28/15 9:30am

Texas Woman Fined for Feeding the Homeless Cites Religious Freedom Law 

Joan Cheever, a San Antonio woman who’s been feeding the homeless for the past decade, is arguing that Texas’ religious freedom law should protect her from the $2,000 fine she’s facing for her charitable work. Cheever was cited by police last week for handing out food in a local park. She argues the Religious Freedom… » 4/17/15 4:10pm 4/17/15 4:10pm

Adorable Female CEO Thinks God Doesn't Want a Woman President

There is a sweet little lady in Dallas, Texas who feels the American presidency is not made for women because of our hormones. Heaven knows what we’d do if presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton was suffering a hot flash while negotiating with someone like Prime Minister Netanyahu, she may start World War III! » 4/16/15 1:10pm 4/16/15 1:10pm

Church Accused of Starving, Trying to Resurrect 'Possessed' Toddler

A pastor at a church in a Texas suburb has been accused of starving a two-year-old boy to death because she believed he was possessed by demons. Church members then attempted to “resurrect” the child before taking his body to Mexico for burial. The child’s mother did not report the death; the police were… » 4/14/15 4:45pm 4/14/15 4:45pm