Idaho Hunter Sabrina Corgatelli Uses Bible Verses to Defend Killing of Innocent Animals

I’m vegetarian. It’s not something I spend much time defending or arguing about, but there you go. I also get why people eat meat, with reasons ranging from all the supposed health benefits to “But it’s delicious.” They’re not convincing enough for me, but I understand them.

Hunting animals for sport, though? I don’t get that at all.

You’re not catching a meal. You don’t need to do it for survival. You’re just killing for the sake of killing. How twisted does your mind have to be to find that fun?

While much of the recent media attention has been on Dr. Walter Palmer (who paid money to kill Cecil the Lion), it’s rapidly shifting to Sabrina Corgatelli, an Idaho hunter who gleefully took to social media to show off her latest kills, including a giraffe:



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Texas School District Challenged Again After Keeping Bible-Promoting Quotations on Walls

Last year, I posted about the Mount Vernon Independent School District in Texas, where endorsements of religion are all over the place.

There are religious messages on the walls, like this one from Ronald Reagan:



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Interfaith Group Forms in Response to Local Invocation Policy, So Officials End Prayers Altogether

Back in May, in North Carolina, Lincoln County Board of Commissioners chairman Carrol Mitchem (below) made a startling comment about the board’s invocation policy:



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Why You Should Stop Using Homeopathic Medicine

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, explains why you should stop using homeopathic medicine.



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 66: Shulem Deen, Former Hasidic Jew

Our latest podcast guest is Shulem Deen, a former Hasidic Jew.

Since leaving that world, Shulem has founded the website Unpious which is a voice for other ultra-Orthodox Jews who may be rethinking their faith. His new memoir is called All Who Go Do Not Return.

We spoke with Shulem about the hypocrisy of Hasidic Jews regarding modern technology, how that community reacted to an episode of This American Life focusing on them, and how America Online became his gateway to the outside world.

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