Two More Candidates for Public Office Announce Their Non-Theism Before the Election

Two more politicians on the ballot this November have come out as non-theistic ahead of the election. The Freethought Equality Fund has endorsed both of them.


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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended for Remainder of Term (But He’ll Keep His Job)

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has been suspended without pay for the remainder of his term for defying the law (again).


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Donald Trump’s Foundation Gave $10,000 to Jenny McCarthy’s Anti-Vax Group, Say Reports

We posted earlier this week about how Jenny McCarthy‘s organization, Generation Rescue, was sponsoring an Autism Education Summit this weekend in Dallas, Texas. It’s a weekend dedicated to spouting the myth that vaccines lead to autism, a view that has spread in large part due to McCarthy and her friends. The conference also pushes a lot of unproven, untested “cures” for autism — which also adds to the stigma that autism is something that needs curing.

I thought that was all appalling enough. But leave it to Donald Trump to add another awful wrinkle to the story.


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After Gay Teen Kills Himself, UT State Senate Hopeful Condemns “Sins” of Homosexuality and Murder

A week ago, 19-year-old Braxton Taylor, who was gay, died of suicide.

But things took a strange turn when a woman posted his obituary on Facebook. Utah State Senate candidate Jason Christensen, an independent, chimed in with a disturbing faith-based comment:


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Mike Pence, Who Denies Evolution, Now Says We Should “Follow the Science” on Climate Change

Trying to take attention away from Donald Trump‘s belief that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese, Mike Pence finally admitted this week that “there’s no question” human activity influences the climate.


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