Fox News Priest: Atheists Shouldn’t Be President Because They Don’t Fear “Eternal Consequences”

Over the weekend, in response to the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition summit attended by several Republican presidential candidates, Fox News Channel’s Father Jonathan Morris made clear that faith was a prerequisite for public office:



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Miami Assistant Police Chief Criticized for Not Putting Hand Over Heart During Pledge of Allegiance

How horrible must your life be if you get irrationally offended every time someone doesn’t salute the flag to your liking during the Pledge of Allegiance?

In Miami, Assistant Chief Anita Najiy — the highest-ranking female cop in the city — kept her arms at her side during the ritual instead of putting a hand over her heart. Now, the head of the Miami police union is flipping out because ‘Murica.



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Rep. Jared Polis New Bill Would Block Rep. Steve King From Introducing More Bills

Sure, it’s just a statement more than anything, but I could get behind this new bill proposed by Rep. Jared Polis (below). It would block Rep. Steve King, one of the most anti-gay-rights members of Congress, from introducing any more awful legislation and is appropriately called the “Restrain Steve King from Legislating Act.”

It comes in response to King’s recent proposal to strip federal courts from hearing cases related to marriage. Because, you know, the happiness of gay people ruins the lives of straight people.

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Survey Says a Third of UK Parliamentary Candidates Are Atheists

With the UK general elections less than two weeks away, we may soon see an atheist Prime Minister in Ed Miliband (below), but the National Secular Society reports that he wouldn’t be alone:



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Despite Saying They Wouldn’t, Los Angeles County Officials Are Still Using a Seal With a Cross on It

For almost a decade now, this has been the seal of Los Angeles County in California:

There’s a lot going on there, but check out the center right image. That’s supposed to represent the Mission San Gabriel Arcangel, a Catholic mission dating back hundreds of years. It’s conspicuously missing a cross because, from 1987-2009, the actual building didn’t have one (due to it being destroyed in an earthquake, then stolen). It wasn’t until 2009 that the cross was restored on the building.

So last year, some members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors wanted to change the seal to reflect that. (Isn’t that convenient…?) The supervisors voted 3-2 to revise the seal to include the cross.

But that led to a challenge from the ACLU. In June, the supervisors agreed to drop the cross from the seal while the litigation was pending… but a new lawsuit filed by the ACLU of California says they’re still using the “revised” version:

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