Survey Says a Third of UK Parliamentary Candidates Are Atheists

With the UK general elections less than two weeks away, we may soon see an atheist Prime Minister in Ed Miliband (below), but the National Secular Society reports that he wouldn’t be alone:



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Right on Cue, Here Are a Bunch of Christians Telling Bruce Jenner He Needs Jesus

Last night, Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer that “for all intents and purposes, I am a woman.” Congratulations to him (his preferred pronoun) for having the courage to say so publicly. Even for a reality TV star, that couldn’t have been easy.

But leave it to Christians on Twitter (and an ignorant Catholic blogger on Patheos) to tell the *real* truth about Jenner…



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Secular Students Attend Local Church Services for Fundraiser

The Secular Student Alliance at Clarion University (in Pennsylvania) took a hint from I Sold My Soul on eBay and held a fundraiser called “Send an Atheist to Church.”



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Despite Saying They Wouldn’t, Los Angeles County Officials Are Still Using a Seal With a Cross on It

For almost a decade now, this has been the seal of Los Angeles County in California:

There’s a lot going on there, but check out the center right image. That’s supposed to represent the Mission San Gabriel Arcangel, a Catholic mission dating back hundreds of years. It’s conspicuously missing a cross because, from 1987-2009, the actual building didn’t have one (due to it being destroyed in an earthquake, then stolen). It wasn’t until 2009 that the cross was restored on the building.

So last year, some members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors wanted to change the seal to reflect that. (Isn’t that convenient…?) The supervisors voted 3-2 to revise the seal to include the cross.

But that led to a challenge from the ACLU. In June, the supervisors agreed to drop the cross from the seal while the litigation was pending… but a new lawsuit filed by the ACLU of California says they’re still using the “revised” version:

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Colorado House Member Who Blamed Legalized Abortion for a Pregnant Woman’s Stabbing Announces Senate Run

Gordon Klingenschmitt (below) is the minister who got elected to the Colorado House last year despite a laundry list of jaw-dropping past statements.

After his election, he gained national attention for saying that a pregnant woman was brutally stabbed because abortion is legal, a comment that cost him a committee assignment.

So I guess it makes sense that he just announced he’s going run for State Senate. Because when you fuck up that badly, the people of your state should reward you with even more power.



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