Planned Parenthood Isn’t Selling Baby Parts: Unpacking the Lies in a New Undercover Video

The pro-life world has been buzzing all day about a new video released by the anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress (CMP). It shows a Planned Parenthood executive, Dr. Deborah Nucatola (below), discussing how the group preserves organs from aborted fetuses for research purposes. She also mentions the costs of shipping those organs to scientists.

So, of course, the conservative storyline is that Planned Parenthood is “sell[ing] the body parts of infants” for cash… which, despite making for a great headline, contains very little truth. (Sarah Palin would be proud.)



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How Atheism Can Be a Form of Betrayal in the Black Community

Atlanta’s NPR affiliate did a really nice interview yesterday with Mandisa Thomas of the Black Nonbelievers all about the issue of atheism in African-American society:



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After National Outcry, Missouri County Officials Won’t Lowers Flags to Mourn Marriage Equality Ruling

Yesterday, the three Christian commissioners in Dent County, Missouri announced they would lower the flags at the local Courthouse and Judicial Building to half-staff for the next twelve months… in mourning over the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality.

But this morning, after a metric fuckton of national outcry, the Commissioners announced they had changed their minds:

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Iowa State’s New Basketball Coach Plans to Push Christianity Onto His Players

Iowa State University’s new head men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm (below) looks like a legal problem waiting to happen.

The season hasn’t started yet, and one of the only things we know about him is that he’ll be pushing his Christian faith onto his players, says Dick Haws a former journalism professor at the school:



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The Satanic Temple’s Baphomet Statue Unveiling Marred by Threats

When the Ten Commandments statue was sitting on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds, The Satanic Temple built a monument to counter it. It was a nearly-9-foot-tall, bronze, goat-headed Baphomet, sitting cross-legged and flanked by two smiling kids:



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