About.com Appears to Have Said Goodbye to Its Anti-Vaxxer Health Expert

A few days ago, I posted about the new “Adrenal Health Expert” at About.com, Dr. Josh Axe (below).

He promoted a lot of questionable products and ideas, in my opinion, but the biggest problem was that his personal site warned against the supposed dangers of vaccines. He was an anti-vaxxer being touted as a health “expert.”

I still haven’t heard back from About.com despite my inquiry. However, after that posting went up, company CEO Neil Vogel tweeted and retweeted a couple of pro-vaccine messages (coincidence? I don’t know):

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Oklahoma Legislators Have Now Proposed More Than Half-a-Dozen Anti-Gay Bills

How many pieces of anti-gay legislation can they propose in Oklahoma?

We posted about Rep. Sally Kern‘s trifecta of legislation here, and Rep. Todd Russbill here, but there are more in the pipeline.

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There’s Now a Prayer Room in the Kansas State Capitol Building

Kansas has just given up on doing anything useful, I guess, which is why the State Capitol building now has a prayer room. They’re calling it the “Capitol Meditation Room,” but the initial (rejected) proposal in 2012 was to create a chapel. This is a slightly watered-down version, even though the purpose is the same:

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Actress Julianne Moore Briefly Mentions Her Atheism in an Interview

We’ve known for a while now that actress Julianne Moore is an atheist. In a 2002 episode of Inside the Actors Studio, Moore and host James Lipton had this exchange (at the 32:10 mark):

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Egyptian Poet Faces Three Years in Prison for Criticizing Ritualistic Slaughter of Animals to Appease God

Eid al-Adha is a Muslim holiday honoring, for some reason, how Abraham was willing to kill his son Isaac because God told him to. The Feast of the Sacrifice, as it’s known, literally involves the slaughter of animals:

Egyptian poet Fatima Naoot finds that horrific and said as much on Facebook:

“Millions of innocent creatures will be driven to the most horrible massacre committed by humans for ten-and-a-half centuries,” she said. “A massacre which is repeated every year because of the nightmare of a righteous man about his good son.”

She’s right, of course. It’s a disturbing ritual that honors a terrifying story.

But for that criticism, she could face up to three years in prison:

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