Gay Imam Nur Warsame Steps Out of the Closet

Conservative Islam is even more intolerant of homosexuality than conservative Christianity. LGBT Muslims tend to stay in the closet, lest they are assaulted, imprisoned, or killed.

Australian imam Nur Warsame, who hails from Somalia, is no longer a closet dweller.

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In the Midst of the Battle Over Bathrooms, Is Target Tanking?

The Boycott Target Pledge now has more than 1.1 million signers. That must mean business is getting pretty terrible at Target, right? The prominent conservative site RedState does allege just that, claiming that Target stock is “in the toilet” (geddit?) and that the retailer is getting its comeuppance for its “stupid, thoughtless corporate overtures to liberal outrage.”

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But do the facts back that up?

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Indonesian Fishermen Apparently Mistook a Floating Sex Doll For a “Fallen Angel”

The strange tale of the dirty, dirty “angel” has been popping up in my news feed for a couple of days. I ignored it because it seemed poorly sourced and not very believable — but now the BBC and Agence France-Presse have apparently confirmed the story.

It still stretches credulity, but then again, so does almost everything about supernatural beliefs.

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Was This Employee Fired Because She Wouldn’t Watch Scientology Videos?

You know that a beverage company doesn’t have a firm grip on reality when it touts the health effects of bottled water that is

“… infused with negative ions to give you a powerful antioxidant effect within every bottle you drink!”

So it should come as no surprise that a place trafficking in unscientific nonsense appears to be run by Scientologists.

That was a problem for Catholic employee Grecia Echevarria-Hernandez. She claims that Real Alkalized Water, based in Las Vegas, pink-slipped her because she rebuffed her bosses’ apparent attempts to convert her.

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Do Congressional Chaplains Really Make $66,000 an Hour?

Andrew Seidel, blogging at Freethought Now, found that between them, the House and Senate Chaplains receive a really nice chunk of change.

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I do, however, have a couple of nits to pick with Seidel’s article.

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