Louisiana Politicians Refuse to Repeal the State’s Illegal Pro-Creationism Law

As I posted a couple of weeks ago, there’s a law still on the books in Louisiana that says if evolution is taught in public schools, then Creationism can be taught as well.

It’s obviously illegal, but unless the state legislature takes action to remove it, it’s going to stay there.

Removing that law is what Republican State Senator Dan Claitor tried to do with Senate Bill 156.


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Hillary Clinton Buys Neil deGrasse Tyson Poster During Trip to Wisconsin

There was a very interesting tidbit earlier this week in an article about Hillary Clinton‘s trip to Madison, Wisconsin. After holding campaign events, Clinton stopped by a local store called Anthology where she bought a few items:

… including a red, chunky necklace, a couple pins and a print of a Neil deGrasse Tyson quote: “The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”

That would be this print right here:


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“In God We Trust” Monument Goes Up Outside Arkansas Courthouse

When conservative Christians realized that they could get away with putting “In God We Trust” on police cars and fire trucks and city halls, you knew it was only a matter of time before things got even more out of hand.

In Malvern, Arkansas, outside the Hot Spring County Courthouse, there’s now a large monument with the phrase on it:


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Christian Extremist: Women Who Have Abortions Are “Sluts” Who Deserve the Death Penalty

I guess we should consider ourselves lucky that Donald Trump thinks (at least for a few minutes) that abortion should be banned and women who then have them should be punished in some way he hasn’t determined yet.

It could be worse. Christian extremist and one-man hate group Theodore Shoebat says that women who have abortions are “sluts” who deserve the death penalty:


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The Bridge Collapse in Kolkata (India) Was an “Act of God,” Says Construction Company Executive

Earlier today, an overpass in India collapsed in the city of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), killing at least 22 people as of this writing. The death toll goes up by the hour.


Why did it happen? We know why bridges usually collapse. Poor infrastructure. Infrequent (if any) maintenance. In this case, however, the bridge was still in the process of being built — which suggests the problem lay in its very construction.

Now, at least one senior official at the company that was building the overpass says God did it. (So, you know, don’t blame them.)

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