Guess Who Altered the Wikipedia Page of an Evolution-Denying Congressman…?

In January of 2011, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) went on Real Time with Bill Maher and proudly admitted he didn’t accept evolution or climate change:

Based on what he said, he clearly didn’t understand evolution or climate change, either. (“I believe I came from God, not from a monkey.”)

I bring this up now because Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski discovered a change in Kingston’s Wikipedia page made over the summer. The section stating that Kingston was an evolution and climate change denier was scrubbed:

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Can Corporations Have Religious Beliefs? The Supreme Court Will Soon Answer That Question

A new challenge to the Affordable Care Act is the latest sign that some religious people, with all the power and privilege they already have, just want more.

When the ACA went into effect, it exempted religious organizations from having to fulfill the contraceptive requirement. In other words, if you were a pastor of a large church, you didn’t have to provide your employees with birth control if it went against your religious “conscience.”

The ACA did not offer the same exemption to public, for-profit companies owned by religious people — as well it shouldn’t have. Just because the owner of a huge company like, say, Hobby Lobby, is an evangelical Christian, should he be able to withhold contraception from those who work for him?

Right now, the answer is no. But yesterday, the Supreme Court announced it would hear challenges to that rule.

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Check Out How a Fox News Reporter Spins This Story About a Preaching Teacher

This is what really happened at Fayette High School in Missouri:

Gwen Pope, a math teacher at the school, led Christian devotional prayers in her classroom every Friday morning. These prayer sessions were announced over the loudspeaker for students, in effect, encouraging them to attend. Both of those things are illegal.

There’s more: The prayer sessions weren’t part of an extracurricular club. Pope’s husband Michael would attend the meetings. Furthermore, she told her math students that “God will punish them if they are not good” and had religious literature on her desk during the school day:



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Atheists Appears on Oklahoma Morning Talk Show to Promote Charity Drive

I mentioned earlier this month that FreeOK, an atheist group based in Oklahoma, was running a major charity drive to give presents to kids in foster care and families affected by natural disasters:

Locals can participate by “adopting a child” on their site, purchasing gifts for those children, and dropping them off at designated locations later. (Those living elsewhere could also help out by purchasing something from the group’s Amazon Wishlist so that they can give it away at a later time.)

Yesterday morning, FreeOK’s Aimee Breeze and Kai Tancredi appeared on KFOR-TV’s morning show to talk about the charity drive and did an excellent job of promoting the project without getting bogged down in any sort of religious debate (quite a feat for a talk show in Oklahoma!):

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No, He’s Not Defending You Either

Cue all the trigger warnings for this one.

(I’m pretty immune to graphic, disturbing things online, but this one made me squirm on the inside.)

I only link to this story of a brutal sexual assault because it includes this single sentence:

Mr. Paulino offered only one comment to reporters, saying he had Jesus on his side.

How anyone could do what this man did — and then have the audacity to suggest Jesus would defend him in some way — is just beyond belief.

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