Child Molesting Priest, Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison, Wants Out After 6 Months Because He’s Learned His Lesson

This past April, Rev. James R. Schook of the Archdiocese of Louisville was convicted of sexually abusing a teenage boy several decades ago. Specifically, he was charged with “three counts of sodomy and one count of indecent and immoral behavior with an individual.” It led to a 15-year prison sentence.

Now, only six months into that sentence, Schook says he’ll totally never do it again, so can the judge pretty please let him out of jail?

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Three Years After the Arab Spring, Secular Parties Get a Second Wind in Tunisia

Tunisians took to the polls over the weekend in the first free election under their new constitution, voting the secular Nidaa Tounes party into an 85-seat plurality over their Islamist rivals.

The results were a clear shift in the political climate of the country, where the Islamist Ennahda party had enjoyed a dominant position since the 2011 ouster of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Ennahda officially conceded defeat ahead of the final tally, congratulating their secular rivals and stressing the need for an inclusive, unity government:

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Navy Approves First-of-Its-Kind Atheist Lay Leader

There are currently no Humanist chaplains in the military (despite there being plenty of atheists in foxholes). The lack of someone in that position also means that non-religious soldiers who want someone to talk to during stressful times have to meet with someone who doesn’t share their worldview — or, if they meet with a military psychiatrist, risk their personal information coming back to haunt them in the future, in a way that a confidential conversation with a chaplain would not.

For that reason (and so many others), groups like the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers have been trying to get the military to approve a non-theistic chaplain… to no avail. Most recently, this past summer, Jason Heap‘s candidacy was rejected by the Navy.



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Turns Out the Christian Trolls at the “Freedom From Atheism Foundation” Are Lying About Even More Than We Thought

We’ve posted a couple of times about the “Freedom From Atheism Foundation” on this site. It’s a group that rips off FFRF’s name and is basically a couple of Christian trolls.

Philip Rose looked into some of the claims on their website, including calling up the groups that supposedly endorse FFAF, and found that — surprise! — it’s all bullshit.



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Door-Holding Christian Throws a Hissy Fit in Fast Food Restaurant After Employees Don’t Thank Him

I’m pretty sure that if you’re a Christian trying to do something nice for people… and it leads to you screaming in a restaurant (full of children) that you’re a “fucking Christian [who has to] stand up for fucking Christians,” you’ve defeated the purpose of whatever it is you were trying to do.

Like this guy at an In-N-Out Burger in Redding, California:



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