Sen. Marco Rubio Says His Greatest Aspiration is Living for Eternity with His Imaginary Friend

Reader Justin Scott, an Iowan who takes his politics seriously, has been going to meet-and-greets with a number of candidates to ask why atheists should consider supporting them.

Yesterday, he went to a rally for Sen. Marco Rubio rally and asked him why atheists ought to vote for him, especially when he’s putting out Jesus-loving ads like this one.

Rubio’s response?

He dodged the question, making the case that atheists have the right to believe whatever they want, but Rubio will share his faith as he sees fit:

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In Italy, Religious Objections to Abortion Are Preventing Women from Having Them

In the United States, there is a wide range of federal and state laws that exempt healthcare providers from offering reproductive care — everything from contraception to sterilization — based on the provider’s religious beliefs.

The reason for these laws, ostensibly, is to protect the conscience of the provider. And women need not worry since they can just find other providers, right? Of course, as we’re already seeing, that’s becoming more and more difficult as more restrictions are applied to reproductive care. Like in Mississippi, where abortion is so heavily restricted that only a single clinic remains open in the state, and even that one’s in trouble of being closed.

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Restricting women’s health care is the method-of-choice in certain parts of our country, but that’s not the only way to prevent women from accessing those services. In Italy, a country that allows first trimester abortions, it can still be very hard to obtain one.

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Donald Trump Visits Liberty University to Win Over Evangelicals, Then Bungles Bible Verse

You know, if you want to win the support of evangelicals in an election, you should at least try to speak their language.

In his speech at Liberty University this morning, Donald Trump misquoted a Bible verse. Not the words in them, just the way he presented it:

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Muslim Group Blocks Bill Banning Child Marriages in Pakistan for Being “Anti-Islamic,” “Blasphemous”

President Obama said a few months ago, “If I presented a cure for cancer, getting legislation passed to move that forward would be a nail-biter.” He’s unfortunately right. Political pressure can derail even the most obvious of bills.

That example is hypothetical, but a real example just happened in Pakistan, where a bill to ban child marriages has been blocked by Muslim extremists.

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Liberty University, Whose Founder Once Denounced Martin Luther King, Will Host Donald Trump Today

Today, on Martin Luther King Day, Donald Trump will speak at Liberty University as a way to get closer with the Republican Party’s evangelical base. The date isn’t a coincidence, either, as the school’s President Jerry Falwell, Jr. said to a reporter, “We chose that day so that Mr. Trump would have the opportunity to recognize and honor Dr. King on MLK day.”

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So there’s no better time to remind everyone that the school’s founder Jerry Falwell, Sr. was hardly a champion of civil rights, including the causes for which King fought. Stephen Prothero, professor of religion at Boston University, explains:

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