As Sen. Bernie Sanders Prepares to Announce His Candidacy for President, a Reminder About His Faith

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders plans to announce tomorrow that he’ll run for the Democratic presidential nomination. I’m glad he is; he has virtually no chance of winning, but his opinions being in the debate could move Hillary Clinton a little more to the left.

It also raised another question: When you have an Independent senator from deep-blue Vermont, a self-described “democratic socialist,” how religious could he really be?

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Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) Introduces First-of-Its-Kind Resolution Celebrating “National Day of Reason”

Last year, Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) issued a public statement in support of the National Day of Reason:



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“Reason Station” Opens Up in Warren (Michigan) City Hall

If you’re unfamiliar with the Reason Station saga, I urge you to read this.

To summarize, the Warren (Michigan) city hall has been home to a Prayer Station (a kiosk of sorts with pamphlets about God, manned by Christians eager to proselytize) since 2009.



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North Carolina County Will Consider Adding “In Reason We Trust” Sign to Courthouse

Last month, the Stokes County Board of Commissioners (in North Carolina) voted unanimously to put the words “In God We Trust” in the County Courthouse. While this is obviously a promotion of religion, legal arguments against it across the country have failed because advocates always argue “But it’s our motto!” and get away with it.

But resident Steven Hewett (below) is now trying to use the same script to advance his own slogan:



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Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist Says He’ll Stop Drawing Muhammad

Rénald Luzier (below), better known as Luz, is one of the (remaining) cartoonists for Charlie Hebdo.

According to news reports, he avoided the same fate as his colleagues because he overslept and was late to work the day they were massacred. It’s fitting, then, that he illustrated the cover of the first issue following the attacks:

But in an interview published today in Les Inrockuptibles, Luz says he’ll never draw Muhammad again: “It does not interest me.”

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