Rep. Keith Ellison Invites Tony Perkins to Visit Minneapolis and See That It’s Not Under Sharia Law

While Fox News has already apologized for wrongly saying Paris has “no-go zones” for non-Muslims, Christian Right leader Tony Perkins was still spreading the misinformation yesterday.

He said there were “700 no-go zones” in France, adding that Dearborn (Michigan) and Minneapolis were American cities that had been taken over by Sharia law.

That led Rep. Keith Ellison, who represents a large part of Minneapolis and happens to be one of two Muslims in Congress, to send Perkins a lovely Twitter smackdown in the form of an invitation to come visit his city:



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Mike Huckabee Wants to Protect Us from Our Secular Theocracy (Which Has Zero Openly-Atheist Elected Officials)

You know what the problem with our government is? Too few Christians. It’s a secular theocracy, really. I mean, with all those atheists in public office, it’s a wonder Christians still have any rights.

That’s just a sampling of what Mike Huckabee said to host James Robison on today’s episode of Life Today, as he explained why he was thinking about running for President:



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Debunking the “Russian Ghost Car” Video

Captain Disillusion — who makes some of the best videos about skepticism you’ll ever see — debunks the popular video of a car that seems to appear out of nowhere to cause a minor accident:



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A Quarter of Americans Believe God Determines the Winner of Sporting Events

A new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute (in partnership with Religion News Service) reveals that *way* too many Americans still think God has a vested interest in their favorite sports team:

About 1-in-4 (26%) Americans and 27% of self-described sports fans say that God plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event. About 7-in-10 Americans (71%) and sports fans (69%) disagree.

Minority Protestants (45%) are more likely than any other religious group to believe that God plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event. More than 3-in-10 white evangelical Protestants (32%) and Catholics (31%) believe that God plays a role in determining which team wins a game. Only about 1-in-5 (19%) white mainline Protestants and 9% of the religiously unaffiliated believe God has a hand in the outcome of sporting events.

The survey also found that church is only slightly more popular than football on a given Sunday:



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Richard Dawkins’ Next Book Finally Has a Title and Release Date

In 2013, Richard Dawkins released the first half of his autobiography: An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist:

It was just announced that the second half — the part that will focus on his career as a well-known atheist — will be released on September 22. The title is…

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