Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Blames Atheists and LGBT Individuals for His Ethics Probe

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is a perfect example of a judge who puts the Bible above the Constitution. If there’s a law he doesn’t like, he’ll just break it because be believes himself to be above it all. That’s what he did earlier this year when he told all probate judges in the state to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, essentially overriding what the Supreme Court said was perfectly legal last year.


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Family-Values Champion and GOP Rock Dennis Hastert, Sexual Abuser of Boys, Gets 15 Months

The mighty have fallen: Dennis Hastert is going to prison for a year and three months, in a case that involves his sexual abuse of at least four boys as young as 14.


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Turkish Parliament Speaker Wants To Ditch Secular Law, Move to Religion-Based Constitution

I don’t know a better alternative to democracy, but democracy sure can be scary. If, hypothetically, we let Americans vote in a referendum on whether they want to keep the already-porous wall between state and church intact, I wouldn’t bet that a majority is going to stand up for the First Amendment and its Establishment Clause.

That’s by way of introducing you to Turkey’s parliament speaker Ismail Kahraman, who wants to substitute Turkey’s secular constitution for a religious one. That’s completely at odds with founding father Mustafa Kemal Atatürk‘s vision of a secular republic. But Kahraman’s proposal might not prove to be that unpopular in a country where more than 90 percent of the population is said to identify as Muslim.


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Anti-LGBT North Carolina Attorney General Candidate Tells Voters to “Keep Our State Straight”

North Carolina State Senator Buck Newton, a sponsor of the anti-trans bathroom bill that has ruined the state’s reputation and a candidate for attorney general, made a remarkable comment on Monday during a campaign rally:


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It’s About To Be Legal For Tennessee Counselors to Deny Mental Health Services Based On Religion

Tennessee is on the brink of legalizing faith-based discrimination in a particularly despicable way.

In mid-April, the state passed HB1840, which allows therapists and counselors to deny services to people — including children — if treating them would “violate sincerely held principles.” Today is the last day Gov. Bill Haslam can veto the bill or it will become law.


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