Josh Duggar Had a Paid Ashley Madison Account, Says Gawker

Gawker has come under fire recently for exposing the apparent same-sex affair of a mostly-unknown businessman.

The argument from critics was that if you’re going to ruin someone’s life for an affair, make sure it’s someone who deserves it. Like a politician or public figure who spends his time arguing against marriage equality.

That someone may be Josh Duggar, the former executive director of the Family Research Council, outspoken critic of marriage equality, and in-house (alleged) sexual abuser.

According to Gawker, Duggar had an account (Edit: make that two of them) on Ashley Madison, something that was revealed following the affair-supporting site’s hack.



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Pastor Creflo Dollar: If You Don’t See Why I Need a $65 Million Plane, You Just Don’t Get the Bible

On Sunday, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver delivered a blistering takedown of televangelists who make tons of money on the backs of their gullible followers. One of the pastors highlighted in the piece was Creflo Dollar who, earlier this year, asked for a $65 million handout so he could buy a plane. (For Jesus.)

While none of the televangelists, as far as I know, have responded directly to the segment, it’s somewhat amusing that Dollar referenced the plane on Sunday morning (before Last Week Tonight aired).

He explained to his congregation that anyone who questions his desire just doesn’t understand the Bible:



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Christian Liar David Barton Claims Pedophilia and Bestiality Are Government-Protected Gender Identities

David Barton, the Christian pseudo-historian who lies for a living, told another whopper on his “WallBuilders Live” radio show yesterday.

Claiming, with no citation, that the government now protects 82 gender identities (even more options than Facebook!), Barton explained to his guest Tony Perkins that the list includes pedophiles and people who have sex with animals:



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A Bad Lip Reading of the First Republican Debate

You know all those instances of pareidolia, where people “see” patterns that aren’t actually there (like Jesus in toast)?

It happens in lip reading, too:



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To Stop Harassment, Missouri Republicans Suggest “Intern Dress Code”

Earlier this year, Missouri House Speaker John Diehl (a Republican) resigned after it was revealed that he had sexted with a 19-year-old legislative intern. Months later, State Senator Paul LeVota (a Democrat) resigned after two interns accused him of sexual harassment (he denied the charges).

There’s clearly a problem in Missouri politics. So how do you fix it?

According to two Republicans: Tell the interns to wear more appropriate clothing.



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