American Atheists president David Silverman tells Sean Hannity that religious freedom is ‘about bigotry’

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American Atheists president David Silverman appeared on Fox News last night with host Sean Hannity. Joining Silverman were two Christian pastors, Robert Jeffress and Dr. Samuel Rodriguez and the group discussed Senator Marco Rubio's recent comments that LGBT equality would lead to Christianity being labeled as hate speech.Silverman told Hannity that no one is forcing Christian pastors to perform gay weddings and that the “attacks,” if any, are against “bigotry” and not religion or religious b … [Read more...]

Gawker reports that Bill O’Reilly assaulted ex-wife in front of their daughter

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According to a report published today by Gawker, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly physically assaulted his now ex-wife, Maureen McPhilmy, in front of their daughter before the couple separated. The allegations apparently came to light during the couple's divorce proceedings.According to the report: According to a source familiar with the facts of the case, a court-appointed forensic examiner testified at a closed hearing that O’Reilly’s daughter claimed to have witnessed her father dragging McP … [Read more...]

Bill O’Reilly blames rap music for the decline of religion in the US

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In reaction to the PEW research poll, showing a decline in affiliation with Christianity and a rise in being unaffiliated with religion, Bill O'Reilly believes he has the answer. Rap music.The very sad truth about this reaction is it is not uncommon. Fox news has been shown to be a news station, among others, that equates being a minority with being morally deficient to white (especially white) Christians. And Bill O'Reilly has played a big part in this. Even being outed on the Daily Show … [Read more...]

Fox News reports on fake shooting in Baltimore

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On Monday morning Fox News reported of an officer involved shooting in Baltimore, Maryland.The Fox News crew and at least one eye witness reported seeing an officer fire shots near Pennsylvania and North Avenues.However the Baltimore police's Twitter account quickly laid the report to rest saying that on that corner a man with a gun had been arrested, but no shots had been fired and any reports saying otherwise are unfounded.Score one for Fox News for trying to escalate a situation b … [Read more...]

A Baltimore resident confronts Geraldo Rivera about Fox News’ dishonest coverage

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A Baltimore resident confronted Fox News host Geraldo Rivera on the streets of Baltimore over the new outlets coverage of the riots in Baltimore. Rivera wanted nothing of it and claimed the young man was only "yelling" at him. "Every time a black man raises his voice you don't have to be intimidated," the man said. The young man tried to explain to Rivera, "I want you and Fox News to get out of Baltimore City, because you are not here reporting about the boarded up homes and the homeless … [Read more...]

Washington Times columnist says Common Core is an ‘Islamic Infiltration Of America’

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The Washington Times is a hotbed of conspiracy theory nuts, in fact I had a spat with them last year during the Cosmos series when they believes the show was nothing more than a left-wing conspiracy.Now it seems as though they wish to take on Common Core as an educational standard. The Washington Times published a piece back on April 7, by Fox News Radio analyst Bethany Blankley titled, "Common Core ties to Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia," in which she claims that Common Core standards are an " … [Read more...]

People doing charity better than the Vatican

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 I made a post a few days ago that appears to have gotten a few Catholics up in arms. So let me see if I can clarify...The article in question stated that, with the several billion dollars that the Vatican is worth, and with the influence it has, why does it perform minuscule tasks that barely do anything for the poor at large? Especially when that is what Jesus told people to do? Even the recent tour of the Sistine Chapel, with 150 homeless, is a rather odd thing.I was … [Read more...]

An American President from Canada?

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The internet was all abuzz this morning with the announcement that Ted Cruz, the US Senator from Texas, announced that he will be running as a Republican candidate for President of the United States. While others have suggested running, this announcement will create enough buzz to start bringing in sponsorships and garner support. Like being a Tea Party favorite was not worry enough.What concerned me, among many other people commenting online via Twitter and Facebook, is that Cruz was born … [Read more...]

The threat of militias and domestic terrorism

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Terrorists are not just a threat from foreign nations; a recent Vice documentary showed that two of the top five threats to our nations security were sovereign citizens movements and militia extremism. These groups, often formed by individuals with thorough military training and ex-members of various military groups, are anti-government and see themselves as separate from the rest of the United States. They often targeting and threatening violence against political leaders; most notably … [Read more...]

Terrorist flight passenger? Jihad a hallucination

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CNN reported on the incident from the Dulles, Virginia, airport where a man allegedly charged the cockpit during take off shouting "Jihad!"One of the witnesses, Joshua Lindstrom, stated that the man in question looked upset and nervous. Officials have found no link to the perpetrator and any terrorist groups, and no weapons were found on him. After he had been subdued by several of the other passengers, the man even cried and apologized for his actions.What is most interesting is that … [Read more...]


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