Microscope Technician Claims in Lawsuit That He Was Fired for Being a Creationist

In 2009, Mark Armitage (below) was offered a part-time position as an Electron Microscopy Technician at California State University Northridge. It wasn’t a teaching position or anything, so the fact that he was a Creationist (and said as much during his interview) seemed irrelevant.



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After Priest Dies, His Obituary Omits the Fact That He Was Kicked Out of the Ministry for Sexually Abusing Children

Rev. Robert H. Purcell (below) died last week and several newspapers published a notice of his passing. It (unsurprisingly) mentioned the highlights of his life:



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What Part of “Thou Shalt Not Steal” Do You Not Understand?

Orville “James” Morris, a bank robber from Indiana, was finally caught on Thursday. What’s notable isn’t his awful disguise (“curly, black wig and a fedora”) but the shirt he was wearing when he was finally taken into custody:



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Why Isn’t One Million Moms Doing Anything About This?

If a TV show or commercial portrays gay people as normal human beings, the conservative Christian group One Million Moms (with their fewer-than-70,000 Facebook likes) flips out and demands a boycott or repeal.

But this video game ad on Facebook, which depicts God as an evil killer?



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Why is the “King of Homeschooling” Trying to Block a Treaty Regarding the Rights of the Disabled?

I really, really dislike Michael Farris. He’s (partially or wholly) behind a lot of things that are holding our country back in terms of basic human rights issues, and it’s just mind boggling sometimes to connect the dots on these stories.



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