Ohio Religious Conservatives Look to Challenge Roe v. Wade with “Heartbeat” Abortion Ban

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the Ohio House Health and Aging Committee passed an abortion ban that would ban the procedure whenever a fetal heartbeat is detected — as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The bill contains language to account for situations that would endanger a pregnant woman’s life, but makes no exception for rape or incest victims.



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Fox News Hosts, 48 Hours After Saying Obama Lacks Religiosity, Bemoan How He Quoted Bible Verse in Major Speech

On November 20, President Obama spoke about his immigration policy changes. During the address, he referenced the Bible, saying specifically, “Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger — we were strangers once, too.” (This injunction is found numerous times in the Bible, in Exodus 22:21, Deuteronomy 10:19, Exodus 23:9, and Leviticus 19:34.)

The hosts of Fox & Friends were particularly incensed — not at the policy in this case, so much as the President’s audacity to quote the Bible. The criticism ranged from the bizarre to the hilarious.



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What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses what the Bible says about homosexuality.



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Some Thoughts on Debating Christians

A while back, The Atheist Experience‘s Matt Dillahunty asked me a bunch of questions about debating Christians (strategies, arguments, etc) for a video series he’s been putting together. That video was just released the other day, so I hope you find it interesting!



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Early Christians in Egypt Worshiped “Seth, the Living Christ”; Scholars Scrutinize Their Book of Spells

Using magic, how can you subjugate a male enemy? Easy:

[Y]ou have to say a magical formula over two nails, and then “drive them into his doorpost, one on the right side (and) one on the left.”

That bit of supernatural advice can be found in a mysterious, 1,300-year-old Egyptian codex that’s written in Coptic. (Somewhere, Dan Brown is in the throes of arousal.)

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