Beware the Institutes with Few Scientists…

The Discovery Institute.

The Institute for Creation Research.

Yep, this chart is pretty accurate. Especially the bottom right part of it.



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Getting “In God We Trust” Off of the Money: An Update

Last week, Michael Newdow wrote a piece for this site about a new approach he was using to get “In God We Trust” off our money. In short, it used the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) against the government, saying they didn’t have a good enough reason to burden atheists with the religious phrase.

Since then, there have been a few updates to the story.

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Governor Bobby Jindal is Smarter Than the Republican Party Will Allow Him to Be

Even though Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was in the news yesterday for saying he would sign an executive order allowing (some) faith-based discrimination against LGBT people, Zack Kopplin reminds us that Jindal also has it out for science education.

But Kopplin points out that his family knew Jindal for years. Kopplin even attended the same school as Jindal’s kids. On paper, this is not a governor who should be supporting Creationism. It’s clearly a political move:

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In Praise of Flexible Faith

On Friday, in New Zealand, a five-year-old boy was hit by a car on his way to school. His head was bleeding and he was on the ground. 22-year-old Harman Singh saw this and immediately did the first thing he could think of to help. He took off his turban, unraveled it, and put it under the child’s head until help arrived:



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Christian Pastor Who Preached Against Same-Sex Relationships Caught Trying to Hook Up on Grindr

The Ted Haggard Rule — I assume that’s a real thing — goes like this: No one cares about your sex life. But if you publicly oppose the very thing you’re doing in private, then that shit deserves to be blown up.

So when you’re Reverend Matthew Makela of St. John’s Lutheran Church and School in Midland, Michigan, and you post things like this about the LGBT community on Facebook…

… but you send pictures like this on Grindr…

… then the guy you’re sending them to may just pass them along to an LGBT-friendly website so they can out you.

Queerty got the scoop along with additional information:

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