This is What a Debate on Climate Change Should Look Like

We shouldn’t be having a “debate” on climate change because there is no debate on man’s impact on our climate — at least according to the experts. If you ask random people who don’t know any better, of course you’ll get a distorted view of reality.

John Oliver was kind enough to show us what a mathematically representative debate over climate change would look like on Last Week Tonight:

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What Are (Some) Christians Saying About Openly Gay NFL Player Michael Sam? Take a Look

Stephanie Drury, who runs the hilarious Stuff Christian Culture Likes website, began retweeting what some Christians were saying about newly-drafted openly gay NFL player Michael Sam (and the lovely kiss he had with his boyfriend after finding out the St. Louis Rams had selected him)… and my head damn near exploded.

So now you have to suffer, too:

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Catholic School Teacher in Cincinnati Quits Over New Contract’s Anti-Gay Clause

We’ve seen what happens lately when Catholic schools enforce a morality code on teachers and administrators who don’t agree with it. Recently, a Catholic school in Seattle fired an assistant principal after discovering that he is gay — with the school’s president even telling him he could keep his job if he just got divorced. The students staged a massive protest that made headlines nationwide.

Molly Shumate, a life-long Catholic, has taught first grade under the Cincinnati Archdiocese for 14 years. But after seeing next year’s contract, explicitly forbidding “public support of or homosexual lifestyle,” she decided not to sign it.

She couldn’t sign a document that got in the way of her love for her openly-gay son Zach:

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Christopher Hitchens Never Said That Memorable Line About Islamophobia

When I posted Sam Harris‘ interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali last week, one of the most memorable parts involved a line attributed to the late Christopher Hitchens:

A few weeks ago, Ayaan and I had a long conversation about her critics and about the increasingly pernicious meme of “Islamophobia” — which our inimitable friend Christopher Hitchens once dubbed “a word created by fascists, and used by cowards, to manipulate morons.”

It didn’t even cross my mind to double-check that quotation at the time, because it sounds very Hitchens-esque.

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A Year After This Mississippi High School Lost a Court Case Over a Religious Assembly, They Hold Another One

I thought the drama at Northwest Rankin High School had finally come to an end, but it hasn’t.

In case you forgot the story, last April, students at the Mississippi high school attended a mandatory assembly featuring representatives from nearby Pinelake Baptist Church who told the students that they needed to accept Jesus in their lives.

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