Oath Keepers Will Guard “Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins” Sign Even Though It’s Coming Down

Remember earlier this month when the conservative militant group Oath Keepers offered to “protect” Kim Davis from law enforcement officials if they tried to send her back to jail? It was a scary thought because these vigilantes with guns were suggesting they would take matters into their own hands if they didn’t like what the courts were saying. Eventually, Davis’ legal team asked the group to back off; the last thing they needed was another reason for people to denounce conservatives.

Well, the Oath Keepers have a new item on their agenda. They’ll be showing up in Texas to protect the giant sign that says “Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins”:



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After Pope Francis Speaks, Shakira Sings “Imagine There’s No Heaven… and No Religion, Too”

On Friday, before the United Nations General Assembly began its meeting in New York City and before Pope Francis delivered his message to representatives from all over the world, singer Shakira (who, like the Pope, hails from South America) kicked off the festivities by performing “Imagine” by John Lennon.

That is, she sang a song with the lyrics “Imagine there’s no Heaven… and no religion, too.”



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Ex-Muslim Denied Chance to Speak at Warwick University Because She May “Incite Hatred”

Maryam Namazie, an atheist and outspoken critic of extremist Islam, was scheduled to speak at the end of October at Warwick University (England) on behalf of the Warwick Atheists, Secularists and Humanists’ Society. She was going to talk about “apostasy, blasphemy and nudity in the age of ISIS.”

But the school’s students’ union declined the request (essentially denying the atheist group the resources it needed to bring Namazie there) because:

… after researching both her and her organisation, a number of flags have been raised. We have a duty of care to conduct a risk assessment for each speaker who wishes to come to campus.

There a number of articles written both by the speaker and by others about the speaker that indicate that she is highly inflammatory, and could incite hatred on campus.


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Christian Evangelist Humiliated on National Television for Promoting Bigotry

As Tracey posted earlier this week, the CBS show The Doctors was going to have a showdown between Joshua Feuerstein (the red baseball cap-wearing Christian evangelist) and Mikki Willis (the dad who let his son pick out a Little Mermaid doll for his birthday).

So how did that go?

It turns out when Feuerstein isn’t filmed in vertical video, he loses all of his powers! All four panelists in addition to Willis took turns denouncing the bigot until, eventually, the audience just booed his comments.

It was beautiful. And only partly because Feuerstein wasn’t yelling at the screen.



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A Compilation of Sean Carroll’s Best Arguments and Comebacks

Here’s an excellent compilation of physicist Sean Carroll‘s best arguments and comebacks.



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