Opal Covey, Who Came in Last Place in Toledo Mayoral Race, Claims She Actually Won

A day after coming in dead last in the race for mayor of Toledo (Ohio), “prophetess” Opal Covey still insisted she had actually won the election.

She said the same thing four previous times, claiming that all the votes had just been stolen from her. She knows this because God told her she would be Mayor, making that the only plausible explanation.

She also warned of God’s wrath if that type of obvious voter fraud ever happened again.

That’s why this post-election interview by Jimmy Coehrs is the best thing you’ll see all day:



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Questionable “Hit List” by Bangladeshi Terrorists Targets Atheists Living Abroad

Over the weekend, the terrorist group responsible for killing Bangladeshi atheists (along with one victim’s book publisher) posted a “hit list” of 14 people on Facebook.

Or, at least, that’s the story the media is reporting. The Facebook page was shut down and we don’t know if it was actually the “Ansarullah Bangla Team” as they claimed to be. Still, I doubt anyone on the list is sleeping very soundly.



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Sen. Orrin Hatch Complains About Church/State Separation During Senate Speech

Yesterday, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) delivered a lengthy speech about religious liberty in which he spoke out against what he called the “fundamentally flawed foundation” of church/state separation:



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Conservative Christians Are Mad at American Girl Magazine for Showing a Picture of Gay Parents

The November/December issue of American Girl magazine features an article about foster care and it includes this picture of a family that went through the process:

The Conservative Christian group One Million Moms, which cares so little about honesty that its own name is a lie, is furious that gay parents were included in the piece. I guess they’re angry that the magazine photoshopped out the devil horns?

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Half of the New Canadian Cabinet Members Chose to Skip “So Help Me God” in Their Oaths of Office

Yesterday, as new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was sworn in, a lot of attention went to the makeup of his 31-member cabinet. When asked why he felt it was so important to have a gender-balanced cabinet, Trudeau answered very bluntly, “Because it’s 2015.”

That’s a great answer. Also worth noting, though, is that half of his cabinet did not swear in with a religious oath. Instead, they opted to take a Solemn Affirmation that didn’t include any mention of God:



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