After Orthodox Church Leader Joins Russian Facebook, He’s Greeted by Frustrated Critics

When President Obama joined Twitter last week under the @POTUS handle, he became the fastest person yet to reach a million followers. He also received a ton of racist messages. He should’ve seen that coming.

The Russian Orthodox Church’s Patriarch Kirill followed a similar path. The Church leader joined the nation’s Facebook clone Vkontakte (“VK”) a few days ago… and as soon as his page went up, critics of the religion (and plenty of trolls) began questioning his beliefs and stances, forcing Church officials to start banning the heretics left and right:



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Clemson’s Head Football Coach Will Accept Award from Anti-Gay Christian Group

We’ve known for a while now that Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney is a Christian who proselytizes on the job. His players have had baptisms on the field with staff participation. Swinney hired a team chaplain. He sent the entire team to a Fellowship of Christian Athletes breakfast event in 2011. He scheduled devotionals for them.

It’s all illegal. And players who aren’t Christian were coerced — whether Swinney admits it or not — to participate lest they get on the Coach’s bad side.

Somehow, Swinney just made it worse:

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Jim Bob Duggar (circa 2002): Those Who Commit Incest Should Receive the Death Penalty

When Jim Bob Duggar was running for U.S. Senate in 2002, his campaign website explained his positions on the issues.

Turns out he called for the death penalty for those who committed incest.

That’s gotta be awkward now that we know his son Josh Duggar molested five little girls, including four of his sisters, when he was a teenager.

Take a look at how Jim Bob explained his stance on incest in a passage about abortion:



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Bangladeshi Government Bans Group That Killed Atheist Bloggers, but It’s Not Enough

This is the first real sign of justice we’ve seen in Bangladesh following the brutal killings of atheist writers Dr. Avijit Roy, Washiqur Rahman, and Ananta Bijoy Das.

The government is banning the extremist group allegedly responsible for these killings:

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Judge with Ties to Mike Huckabee Orders the Destruction of Josh Duggar’s Police Report

The whole Josh Duggar-as-a-child-molester story really blew up over the past few days because In Touch magazine obtained and released the 2006 police report detailing his crimes (along with the inadequate response by his parents).

That’s why it’s appalling to learn that, on Thursday (when the story went public), Judge Stacey Zimmerman (below) ordered the Springdale Police Department to destroy the original documents:

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