These Videos About Kim Davis Sound Way Too Similar to Be a Coincidence

If you were going to write an article or make a YouTube video about the Kim Davis controversy, there are going to be several parts we’ve all heard before. You would probably mention her four husbands and the hypocrisy of denying people a marriage license because they’re in an unbiblical relationship. You would mention how she’s not really being persecuted for her faith. You would mention Mike Huckabee‘s involvement in her case.

It’s not a problem to mention all those things, even if everyone else has already said it before you. They’re relevant details.

But when you say all that the same way as someone else, using the same phrases and even the same mannerisms, you’re not offering your own take on the story. You’re not creating content. You’re copying someone else and taking credit for their ideas. Could it be an innocent mistake? Perhaps. But when it happens more than once (and you’ve been called out on it before), we have a serious problem.

That’s what disappointed me about this video featuring Scott Clifton (who is known on YouTube as “Theoretical Bullshit”) and Jaclyn Glenn.

All you really need to know is that Clifton made his video four days before Glenn made hers:



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Spanking Children Is Not Loving Even if God Commands It

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses a Christian couple who were told they couldn’t adopt foster children because they spank their kids.



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 74: Mrs. Betty Bowers, America’s Best Christian

Our latest podcast guests are the people behind YouTube sensation Mrs. Betty Bowers, America’s Best Christian.

Andrew Bradley is the creator and writer for BettyBowers.com. If you haven’t seen the videos, Betty is American’s Best Christian, and she has a lot to say about traditional marriage, abortion, the upcoming elections, and so much more. She’s a hilarious parody of right-wing extremists. Andrew was also one of the main writers for Landover Baptist Church, a parody of a fundamentalist Christian church that featured articles that people still believe are real. He’s also the author of Welcome to JesusLand.

Deven Green plays Mrs. Betty Bowers. She’s a comedian, musician, and performer. She was also a comedy judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

We spoke with Andrew and Deven about how they collaborate, the kind of hate mail they receive, and the origins of Landover Baptist Church.

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Warwick University Students’ Union Will Now Let Ex-Muslim Maryam Namazie Speak

After a really idiotic decision to prevent atheist and critic of Islamic extremism Maryam Namazie from speaking at Warwick University (England), the school’s Students’ Union has quickly changed course.

They had denied the speaking request made by the Warwick Atheists, Secularists and Humanists’ Society, saying that Namazie was “highly inflammatory” and might “incite hatred on campus.”

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ACLU Challenges “Prayer Boxes” at Louisiana High School

If you were to visit Airline High School in Louisiana’s Bossier Parish Schools, you’d come across these prayer boxes:

This is the same high school where the principal signs off on his newsletter message by saying “May God Bless You All.” (And the same District where the ACLU has had problems in the past. And the same area where the Sheriff’s Office wanted federal money for a faith-based program.)

That’s why the ACLU sent another letter this week regarding the Christian Prayer Boxes.

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