Michigan: Senate Candidate Lashes Out at Larry Nassar Trial Judge [UPDATED]

Michael Saari lashed out at the Nassar trial judge while appearing to defend pedophilia.

UPDATE [February 2, 2018 @ 6:30PM ET] Michael Saari has reportedly dropped out of his Senate race following reporting on his egregious social media remarks. In an interview with the Detroit Patch, he made the following statement: “I am going to recuse myself. I’m dropping out of the race,” Saari said. “On the news, my explanation was clear that this has nothing […]

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Where Fear and Hate Take Us

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In the wake of the 2016 election, Michael Gerson has proved to be one of the more thoughtful observers of our depressing political scene. Gerson, as many of you will recall, was a speechwriter for George W. Bush, but he is no partisan hack; although he looks at our contemporary scene through a decidedly conservative political lens, he is no […]

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Louisiana School District Called Out Again For Religious Proselytizing

Bossier Parish school prayer

The Bossier Parish, Louisiana school district is back in the news again this week as an elementary teacher faces allegations of conducting open prayer with students in her classroom. The allegation follows recent controversy where the parish’s high school faced national backlash over a letter sent to all students (and their parents) threatening to punish any student athlete who engages in silent […]

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Texas High School Students ‘Stand Up to Atheists’

Texas High School Students ‘Stand Up to Atheists’ - Zero Atheists Care

If you read about the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s (FFRF) latest warning to a Texas high school, you most likely thought nothing of it, since it seems pretty clear-cut. LaPoynor High School in Larue, Texas, received a letter from FFRF demanding they take down the Christian flag that the school has been flying alongside the Texas and US flags on school grounds. The flag was […]

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Ken Ham Wants to Trick Your Kids Again This Halloween

If you recall, last year Ken Ham and Answers in Genesis offered up these despicable dino-bucks tracts that they sold to gullible Christians to use as trick-or-treat giveaways on Halloween. The fake $1 million bills had a sweet message to kids on the back: you’re going to hell. This year, he’s decided to suck the fun out of the holiday again by offering a […]

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Conservatism Needs to Detach From Christianity; They Both Need to Detach From Hatred

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Modern Christians must believe that theirs is the god of charity and that performing Good Works on earth — particularly for those who cannot perform their own — is one of the noblest uses of one’s time. Modern Republicans must believe that the root of all virtue is self-interest, that commercialism and capitalism are self-righting ships and that nobody on […]

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(Un)Civil Religion: Christian Nationalism

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What is “Christian Nationalism” and how is it operating to support Donald Trump? Think Progress has an illuminating history,  and an effort to explain the continued devotion of many Evangelical Christian pastors to Trump and his Presidency. It is notable that, in response to Trump’s moral equivocations following Charlottesville, when business executives resigned en masse from the administration’s advisory panels, only one minister followed […]

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Roy Moore is Back (Again)

Roy Moore

What was that line from Jaws 2? He’s baaack…And this time, he’s being supported by ex-White House eminence grise Steve Bannon. Roy Moore is very likely to be the next Senator from Alabama. He’s currently in a special election run-off to replace former Senator and current Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions, as most people who follow politics know, has a well-documented history of racial […]

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Irony Alert: Good News Club Posts Article About Childhood Trauma

Good News Club (GNC) infiltrating schools

Displaying of a total lack of self-awareness, the Facebook page for the “Good News Club on Television” (yes, that’s a thing) posted an article last week from Wikr, a clickbait-factory website, titled, “7 Childhood Traumas That Can Negatively Affect Your Children As Adults.” The article doesn’t cite any specific study, but mentions “a group of researchers from McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts.” I’ve done some homework […]

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Former Coach Joe Kennedy Loses Bremerton School District Lawsuit

Joe Kennedy Bremerton High School lawsuit
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Former Bremerton High School assistant football Coach Joe Kennedy lost his lawsuit today as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined his request for an injunction allowing him to return to the school and resume proselytizing his Christian beliefs to football players. The lawsuit arose from a conflict that began when the embattled Washington state high school decided not to renew […]

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