Cristin Padgett is Running for Texas State House and She’s Not Hiding Her Atheism

Over the summer, Texas State Rep. Scott Turner, a Republican, announced that he would not be running for re-election next year, leaving a vacancy in House District 33 (which includes the cities of Frisco and Rockwall).

Cristin Padgett, a Democrat, wants that seat. And before anyone can “out” her, she’s coming right out and letting everyone know she’s an atheist:

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Australian Prime Minister Irresponsibly Blames Paris Attacks on “Godless” Terrorists

Following the terror attacks in Paris, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was quick to describe who the real enemies were.

Unfortunately, he’s so afraid of linking these terrorists to Islam that he’s instead heading in the complete opposite direction.

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Here’s the Religious Test for Syrian Refugees Who Want to Prove They’re Christians

Now that Republicans like Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz have said they would only allow Christian refugees from Syria to enter the country, Dru Johnston at Funny or Die gives us a glimpse of the new religious test that the GOP will put in place:

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Omniscience Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

We’re told that God is “all-knowing”… but how does that play out in real life?

Mr. Deity shows us why that trait would be annoying as hell.

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Virginian Asks Politician to Expand Medicaid with the Same Language He’s Using to Ban Syrian Refugees

Virginia is one of a handful of states that hasn’t refused Syrian refugees and we can thank Governor Terry McAuliffe for that. But his decision hasn’t been without pushback.

State Senator Bill Carrico (below) is one of the Republicans in the state asking McAuliffe to reconsider his decision. Carrico has a history of putting his beliefs ahead of the law, previously pushing through an unnecessary student prayer bill as well as legislation allowing adoption agencies to discriminate against gay parents. He’s also opposed to Medicaid expansion that could provide care to approximately 400,000 residents in the state. Because that’s what Christ would do.

But his letter to the Governor urging him to ban Syrian refugees is a new low.

Now, Matt Skeens, a resident of Virginia, has written a letter to Carrico urging him to reconsider his Medicaid opposition using the exact same language that Carrico used in his letter to McAuliffe. I’ve bold-faced the parts that match up verbatim.

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