An African-American Atheist is Running for a California State Senate Seat as a Write-in Candidate

Last November, California State Senator Steve Knight was elected to the U.S. Congress, obviously requiring him to vacate his State Senate seat. But because he wasn’t up for re-election, that meant a special election had to be held in the Antelope Valley area to find his successor.

That special election, which takes place on March 17, currently has only one candidate in the race: Sharon Runner. She’s a Republican who, not coincidentally, was in the State Senate until Knight beat her in the 2008 elections. (Looks like she wants her seat back.)

The fact that only one candidate is in the race has prompted Steve Hill (below) — an African-American atheist known in our community for his stand-up comedy — to run as a write-in candidate:

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GOP Congressman: The Problem with America’s Fight Against ISIS is That They Believe in God More Strongly Than We Do

According to Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), the problem with our nation’s fight against ISIS is that our enemies love God, and we don’t love God enough, and God’s gonna decide who wins this war. Therefore, #ChristianNation and #BiblesEverywhere.

Something like that.

I’m sure it makes sense to conservatives, but all I’m hearing is “Our God has a bigger dick than their God, so let’s show them!”

Yoho made the comments on Newsmax to host J.D. Hayworth and guest Michael Flanagan, both of whom used to serve in Congress:

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Oklahoma Republican Wants to Ban AP US History Classes Because They’re Not Pro-America Enough

Oklahoma State Rep. Dan Fisher (below) thinks he knows better than history educators and experts what kids ought to be learning in their classes.

Advanced Placement U.S. History? He wants that banned because it covers topics that don’t always make America look good.

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District Officials Reverse Course After Telling Student Not to Say “God Bless America” During Morning Announcements

For several weeks, the student-led morning announcements at Yulee High School in Florida ended with the words “God Bless America.”

So the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center wrote a letter to school officials explaining the problem:

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Christian Pediatrician Refuses to Treat Baby Girl Because Her Parents Are Lesbians

You know, it’s bad enough when Christian bakery owners won’t make a cake for a gay wedding, but I didn’t realize some Christian doctors were also incapable of caring for children of same-sex couples:

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