Get Your Vilification Here! Five Memes Posted By the Freedom From Atheism Foundation

Out of curiosity — and because it’s good to know what the other side is up to — I occasionally visit the Facebook page of the Freedom From Atheism Foundation. The group is getting close to its 500,000th “like.”

Below is a sampling of what all those fans see. Which meme is your favorite?



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Schocker: Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns In Expenses Scandal

Aaron Schock, a conservative Baptist, went down in ignominy today, after a journalist caught the Illinois congressman and GOP Boy Wonder doctoring his expense report.

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned Tuesday, less than 12 hours after Politico raised questions about tens of thousands of dollars in mileage reimbursements he received for his personal vehicle.

Schock billed the federal government and his campaign for logging roughly 170,000 miles on his personal car between January 2010 and July 2014. But when he sold that Chevrolet Tahoe in July 2014, it had only roughly 80,000 miles on the odometer, according to public records obtained by Politico under Illinois open records laws. The documents, in other words, indicate he was reimbursed for 90,000 miles more than his car was ever driven.



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Snake-Handling Pastor Andrew Hamblin Is Arrested for Terrorizing His Family With a Gun

A year and a half ago, Tennessee preacher David Andrew Hamblin, who handles venomous snakes as part of his faith, got in trouble with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. TWRA agents raided his Tabernacle Church of God and took the dozens of illegal snakes they found, including rattlesnakes and copperheads, to the Knoxville Zoo. Hamblin was cited for possession of “wildlife inherently dangerous to humans,” but a grand jury, deferring to his “religious rights,” declined to indict him.

Now Hamblin, 23, who appeared on the National Geographic show Snake Salvation, is getting more law-enforcement and media attention – but not over serpents.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested him after he made threatening gestures at his estranged wife and his mother-in-law, waving a gun around. He then fired two bullets at his in-laws’ house. Though a baby was inside, and the couple’s other children watched the scene unfold outside, no one was hurt.



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ABC’s Nightline Shines Light on Child Sex Abuse at Jehovah’s Witnesses

The story is painfully familiar. Children are sexually abused in a closed-off cult that is averse to secular justice. The victims either don’t dare accuse their influential tormentors, or, if they do, no one believes them. If the leaders can finally be convinced that the abuse took place, the offenders receive a slap on the wrist; and within a few months or years, as scrutiny slackens, the abuse cycle begins anew, with fresh prey.

ABC Nightline presents the case of Candace Conti, now in her 20s, who says she was sexually assaulted many times when she was a child, by a fellow Jehovah’s Witness named Jonathan Kendrick.

When Candace was 9 years old she says she was abused by a well-liked member of her small congregation in Fremont, California. While door-to-door evangelizing, which Candace would do without her parents, she says Jonathan Kendrick began taking her to his house and molesting her. She testified that he abused her several times a month for what she says felt like two years.



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12-Year-Old Boy Was a Normal Schoolkid in France Last Year; Now He’s an ISIS Executioner

Killing for Allah can run in the family:

Schoolchildren in southern France are in shock after seeing a former classmate executing a hostage in a video released by the Islamic State (ISIS). The Islamist group posted online gruesome propaganda video showing a boy in military fatigues shooting an Israeli-Arab teenager in the head. The [victim] had been accused of working for Israel’s spy agency Mossad.

In the video the child, aged 11 or 12, is flanked by a bearded man, who is believed to be his stepfather.



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