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Everything is an example of anti-Christian bias if you’re too lazy to do any research

Friendly Athiest: Last month, I posted about how Mayor Amy Schuler Goodwin of Charleston, West Virginia renamed the town’s annual “Christmas Parade” to the “Charleston Winter Parade.” That lasted for all of a couple of days. The backlash was so intense, and the fight wasn’t one Goodwin was eager to take on, that she reversed […]

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Reason: Don’t Destroy the Constitution To Fight Drag Queen Reading Hour

Steven Greenhut writing at Reason.com: The Sacramento public library featured a drag-queen story hour, in which men dressed as women read stories to children. It seems bizarre and agenda-driven, given that a stated goal was to provide kids with “glamorous, positive and unabashedly queer role models.” I’ve seen drag queens and glamorous isn’t the first […]

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NextDraft: Fallible

Dave Pell at NextDraft on the Chicago Tribune’s report that over 500 Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse have yet to be publicly identified by the Catholic Church: We’ve become desensitized by the vast number of these stories. But keep in mind, we’re talking about the number of perpetrators. The number of victims is much, […]

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What kind of restaurant is closed on Sundays?

Criminy! What kind of restaurant is closed on Sundays??? For fuck’s sake, it’s 2018, not 1818! Well, to each their own, but if they don’t want my business–fuck ’em.

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Gallup: Belief in Creationist View at New Low

Art Swift at gallop.com: STORY HIGHLIGHTS • 38% say God created man in present form, lowest in 35 years • Same percentage say humans evolved, but God guided the process • Less-educated Americans more likely to believe in creationism WASHINGTON, D.C. — The percentage of U.S. adults who believe that God created humans in their […]

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AP: 12 things to know about the end of the world?

Cute video. Covers several of the major apocalyptic theories (Talk about “just a theory”!!!), as well as a number of previous (and obviously, incorrect) end-of-days predictions. I truly appreciate that the AP includes in their coverage of the Rapture an important point that most Christians either never knew, or conveniently forget: “The Bible records Jesus […]

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Ohio Senate Puts End to ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill

Associated Press: COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The leader of the Ohio Senate put a stop Tuesday to a bill that would have imposed the most stringent restriction on abortions in the nation. The chamber doesn’t plan to vote on the so-called “heartbeat bill” before the end of the legislative session next month, Republican Senate President […]

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Steinberg: Mourdock’s mistake is speaking for God

Neil Steinberg, writing at the Chicago Sun-Times, gets it: This flies by some Republicans, and they trip over it. Particularly when it comes to abortion. They are so lost in their own religious belief — that a fetus is a baby, that God is against abortion, contraception, often sex itself — that the idea that […]

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States Vary Widely in Number of Tax Filers with No Income Tax Liability

Scott A. Hodge writing at TaxFoundation.org back in 2010: Southern States Have Highest Percentages of “Nonpayers” Generally speaking, the most populated states have the most nonpayers. More than 6 million tax-filing Californians paid nothing to Uncle Sam for the 2008 tax year. That was 37 percent of the 16.4 million tax filers in California. The […]

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Bill Nye the Science Guy: Why Creationism is Bad for Children

Speaking of Bill Nye, here’s another excellent video from Big Think wherein Bill Nye the Science Guy explains why Creationism is not appropriate for children.

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