Bill Maher on Taxing Churches: We Shouldn’t Have to “Subsidize a Myth That We’re Not Buying Into”

On last night’s episode of Real Time, Bill Maher made the case for why we should tax the churches:


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Canada’s Prime Minister Took a Reporter’s Sarcastic Comment About Quantum Computing and Ran With It

There are world leaders who say they love science… and then there’s Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:


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The Duck Dynasty NASCAR Invocation Confirmed Every Stereotype Outsiders Have About the Sport

Last weekend, Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson gave the opening prayer before NASCAR’s Duck Commander 500 race in Texas.

His invocation included a wish that a Christian man make his way into the White House:


In addition to all the problems in that invocation, motorsports enthusiast Dave Moody found something else profoundly disturbing about it.

It confirmed every stereotype outsiders have of NASCAR culture.

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The Catholic Church is Opposing a Bill That Could Help Sexually Abused Children Get Justice

Perhaps the saddest aspect in the scandal involving former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is that he can’t be prosecuted for allegedly molesting kids because the statute of limitations expired a long time ago.

In an excellent Daily Show segment a couple of nights ago, Trevor Noah discussed how there is a push in Connecticut (and elsewhere) to eliminate the statute of limitations in child sexual abuse cases so that predators can’t get off on a technicality.

But there’s opposition to the law coming from — you guessed it — the Catholic Church.


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Why Are Churches Asking Job Applicants if They Were Molested or Abused as Children?

Zack Kopplin at the Daily Beast has been looking at several job application forms for churches, and one type of question pops up time and time again: Were you molested as a child?


Your initial response might be “None of your damn business.” But you might also ask, “Why does this matter?”

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