Former Atheist Group Leader is Now Chair of the Bangor (Maine) City Council

Brace yourself: I’m about to talk about a city council… but the news is good!

Sean Faircloth, who used to head up the Secular Coalition for America, was recently appointed chairman of the Bangor (Maine) City Council. He was elected to the council last year and was just selected by his peers for the chairmanship:



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Congressman (Jokingly) Says Raising Interest Rates Would Violate God’s Plan

Last week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was on Capitol Hill to speak about banking regulation and pointed out that the interest rates may rise this December for the first time since 2006.

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) jokingly urged her against taking that action using the typical Congressional trump card: God.



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Ignorant Alabama Education Official Says Common Core Indoctrinates Kids with “Transgender Stuff”

Betty Peters sits on the Alabama State Board of Education… which is frightening since she believes modern education is some sort of liberal conspiracy.

Like the coloring books that expose kids to “transgender stuff”:

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Canadian Government Will Allow Scientists to “Speak Freely,” Reversing Years of Conservative Damage

In the United States, we have an entire party that trashes what scientists say.

In Canada, under new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, scientists are finally getting a chance to do their jobs — and tell the public about it — without the foot of the government keeping them down:



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After Afghani Woman is Stoned to Death, Even a Government Official Stands By Her Punishment

Last week, we learned about a young woman who was stoned to death after eloping with a man she loved in order to escape the future husband her parents had picked out for her. The man in question was given 100 lashes and let go.

Now, the New York Times reports that Afghani President Ashraf Ghani has ordered an investigation into the matter.

The problem is that one of his investigators is a mullah who thinks adulterers should absolutely be stoned to death… which makes you wonder what, exactly, they’re investigating.

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