Rabbi Calls Out Ultra-Orthodox Jews on Their Ridiculous Demand to Avoid Sitting Next to Women on Flights

Regarding the recent trend of male ultra-Orthodox Jews causing chaos on airplanes because they refuse to sit next to women, Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin expresses frustration with his fellow “chosen people”:

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Bristol Palin Wrongly Claims the Noah’s Ark Theme Park Was Denied Millions in Tax Credits for Being “Too Religious”

In case you’re wondering whether the apple falls far from the tree, I present to you the sheer ignorance of Bristol Palin, who thinks Answers in Genesis’ Ark Encounter project was stripped of nearly $18,000,000 in potential tax rebates because it’s “too religious”:

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Creationist Group Buys Digital Billboard in Times Square with a Message to “All of Our Intolerant Liberal Friends”

Earlier this month, Ken Ham‘s Answers in Genesis tried drumming up support for their Noah’s Ark Theme Park with a hilarious billboard campaign targeting their “intolerant liberal friends.”

It was funny in large part because they were claiming no one could “sink their ship”… as it sat on land.

Anyway, in a 15-second digital ad that slated to appear in New York City’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve, Ham’s reusing that slogan (“To all of our intolerant liberal friends”) as a prelude to an image of a Christian cross with the message “Thank God for Freedom”:

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“In God We Trust” Signs Now Adorn Kentucky State Capitol Rooms

When Kentucky legislators begin meeting again next week, each subcommittee will gather in one of 11 rooms with new symbols hanging on the walls: The state seal adorned with the phrase “In God We Trust”:

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There’s No Reason to Thank God After the AirAsia Flight Disappearance

We see it after every tragedy and the missing AirAsia flight is no different. Those who avoided what appears to be a grim situation are looking for any explanation, rational or not, for their stroke of luck:

Another family said 10 of them were supposed to fly to Singapore for New Year’s Eve, but they all arrived late at the airport and missed the flight. “My mother can’t stop crying,” Anggi Mahesti said in a text message to ABC News. “This is a special Christmas gift from God that we missed the flight.

“We are so thankful to our God,” she added.

Chandra Susanto was also supposed to be on the plane. He posted prayers of gratitude on Facebook, saying he was supposed to fly with his wife and their three kids, but they canceled when his father fell ill.

“Thank you, Jesus,” Susanto posted. “Your plan is so beautiful. Our family avoided … awful danger.”

Of course, the same God who put them out of harm’s way apparently didn’t give a shit about the approximately 162 who were onboard the plane. Not that the survivors will ever admit that.

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