Will AR Legislator Pay the Legal Fees if His Christian Monument is Declared Illegal? He Won’t Say

Tomorrow on KARK-TV in Arkansas, the local news will air a debate between State Sen. Jason Rapert (who wrote legislation allowing a Ten Commandments monument to go up on Capitol grounds) and Lucien Greaves (The Satanic Temple spokesperson who has submitted an application to install a Baphomet statue next to the Christian monument).

We have an early copy of the audio, and in a remarkable exchange, Rapert refused to answer whether he would personally pay the legal fees if his monument was declared illegal, which means he’s willing to waste taxpayer dollars on an action that experts have already said is unconstitutional.

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Quackwatch.org Survives Defamation Case As Judge Rejects Claims of Two Anti-Aging Doctors

A judge threw out a lawsuit filed by two doctors who were furious that watchdog website Quackwatch.org accurately reported about a scandal they were involved in more than 15 years ago. It wasn’t defamation, said the judge, and the excellent Quackwatch website will not be Gawkered out of existence.

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Burkini Ban Struck Down in One French Town, But the Anti-Muslim Bigotry Persists in Others

A French court today struck down a burkini ban in the town of Villeneuve-Loubet, a sign that the nearly two dozen other places where the ban is in effect, including Nice, may have to alter their policies or lose a legal battle. At least I hope that’s the case.

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Baptist Convention Leaders Are “Losing Sleep” Because Kansas City Taxpayers Won’t Give Them $65,000

Back in April, the Kansas City Council (in Missouri) unanimously approved a $65,000 grant to Modest Miles Ministry so it could host the National Baptist Convention. Tax dollars were literally being used to promote religion. But after an atheist group filed a lawsuit over the issue, the Baptists aren’t getting the money and they’re not sure how to make up the deficit.

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Christian Man Fired After Vandalizing Office With Oil (To Anoint It) Loses Discrimination Case

A Christian man in Florida said he was discriminated against after being fired for anointing his whole office. But a judge ruled this month that his employers had every right to terminate him after he vandalized the office with oil.

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