Wal-Mart bans gay couple for NOT shoplifting
It gets so much worse than what the article title implies. While the gay couple were cuffed and held in squad cars, their special needs adopted children were taken to the Wal-Mart detention room and emotionally abused by security guards, such that they are still having nightmares. I suppose this is the sort of story that could be exaggerated and twisted, but still.
Aren't anti-gay folks supposed to be all about protecting the children? Abusing adults is one (horrible) thing, but this takes it to a whole other level.
If there are extraterrestrials monitoring the Earth, I can only assume that they have concluded that the dominant species is aggressive and irrational, not yet meeting their definition of sentience, and as such should not be contacted for several more millennia at minimum. If there are divine powers waiting to put magic back in the world to let us build a utopia bounded only by the limits of our creativity, now would not be the time to do it. I'm not saying that these wacky things are true, just that they sure as hell are not going to happen right now.
Our species is advancing, but sometimes we're about as compassionate as a bunch of chimpanzees.