Alabama Newspaper Slams Justice Roy Moore, Calling Him a Bad Politician with “Delusions of Grandeur”

Last week, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore told all probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, essentially overriding what the Supreme Court said was perfectly legal last year.


Now, the Birmingham News has issued a blistering editorial against him:

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Canadian Group Fights for Abortion Access on Prince Edward Island

In an opinion column in the Ottawa Sun, Supriya Dwivedi highlights the unique plight facing some Canadian women seeking abortions:


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Non-Religious Montana State Rep. Says Gubernatorial Candidate Shouldn’t Have to Answer for His Faith

Greg Gianforte, the wealthy Christian whose family foundation has donated a lot of money to Christian causes including the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum (a Creation museum), is considering running against Montana Gov. Steve Bullock in 2016.

But Daniel Zolnikov (below), a Republican State Representative who supports Gianforte, says he doesn’t want to see the candidate campaign on his faith.


The reason? Zolnikov is not religious and he doesn’t think faith is a good reason to vote someone into office.

I repeat: A non-religious Republican politician is calling for a fellow Republican to tamper down his faith rhetoric. There’s a sentence I never thought I would type…

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Podcast Ep. 89: Cristin Padgett, Openly Atheist Texas House Candidate

Our latest podcast guest is Cristin Padgett, a Democrat hoping to win a seat in the Texas State House.

She’s doing that in a heavily gerrymandered district in a very red part of the state. What makes her candidacy so unique, though, is that she has made public the fact that she’s an atheist, making her one of the only openly non-theistic candidates this election cycle in any part of the country. Not exactly part of anyone’s playbook in Texas politics.


We spoke with Padgett about how she can convince Texans in her district to support her, what she could accomplish with a Republican majority in the House, and what she learned from the failed gubernatorial campaign of Wendy Davis.

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Mike Huckabee Answers Atheist’s Questions at Iowa Rally

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.

A couple of days ago, he shared with Mike Huckabee his concern about an eroding wall between church and state, and then asked why atheists should vote for him, especially given the things Huckabee has said about us.


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