Dave Brat, Who Just Unseated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Believes Faith in God is Essential for Morality

In a political bombshell tonight, economics professor and Tea Party-backed Dave Brat defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in their Virginia primary.

So what should we know about the Roman Catholic who obtained a Masters in Divinity from Princeton Seminary, at least when it comes to religion?

According to his website, he believes:

That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers[,] is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation.

Which I assume is Tea Party slang for “atheists ruin everything.”

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Two More Members of Congress Added to Secular Coalition for America’s Lobby Day Lineup

Controversy over Edwina Rogers aside, the Secular Coalition for America’s annual Lobby Day and Secular Summit will still take place June 12-14, and they just announced two additional members of Congress joining their roster of speakers: Rep. Robert Scott (D-VA) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA):

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Creationist: If Evolution is True, Is Rape Wrong?

In a Creation Today clip posted online yesterday, Creationist Darek Isaacs explained that if evolution was true, then rape must not be such a bad thing:

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Why Was Edwina Rogers Fired from the Secular Coalition for America?

After the news broke on Friday that the Secular Coalition for America had fired Executive Director Edwina Rogers (below), we were left with a lot of unanswered questions, including why exactly she was let go. Was it because she was a Republican (which she said was a factor, though the SCA denies it)? Was it because of embezzlement that occurred under her watch (which the SCA also denies)? Was it because of management issues? It wasn’t very clear, and it didn’t help that Rogers was talking but SCA representatives were not.

The crux of the problem, it seemed, was reported in the New York Times by Laurie Goodstein and Mark Oppenheimer:

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Today, Stand Up Against #TwitterTheocracy

Back in May, Abdul Batin of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority asked Twitter to block specific URLS, individual Twitter users, and entire search threads because they were “Un-ethical” and “Blasphemous.” He specifically went after random people who were drawing images of Muhammad, mocking the prophet, were openly anti-Islamic or atheist. or suggesting that people burn the Koran. Oh, and he wanted to ban porn star Belle Knox. (Just because.)

The scary thing is that Twitter complied with his requests.

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