Anti-Abortion Activist Says Goal of Sting Videos Was to “Destroy” Planned Parenthood

By now, it’s pretty clear that the debunked Planned Parenthood “baby parts” sting videos were not part of an honest exposé, but rather heavily manipulated propaganda designed to evoke the desired reaction against Planned Parenthood.

The edited and misleading parts have already been established. In a sermon from September, Troy Newman described his and other activists’ goals for the videos. Newman is a long time abortion foe (“pro-life” seems too bizarre a term for someone who wants abortion doctors executed). He’s both president of anti-abortion group “Operation Rescue” and a board member for the “Center for Medical Progress” group that released the videos. (He’s also a Ted Cruz supporter; I still haven’t figured out who gets the worse end of that deal.)

The goal of those videos, in Newman’s own words, was simple: to destroy Planned Parenthood.

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Matt Barber Says Christian Terrorists Don’t Exist, Despite All the Examples to the Contrary

Who gets to define what a “True” Christian is?

It’s a silly question, really, because fundamentalist and progressive Christians fall under the same religious label, and both sides could easily point to various verses in the same holy book to justify their interpretation of it. It just depends who you ask. There are Christians who perform abortions and Christians who kill abortion doctors. There’s Barack Obama and Ted Cruz. Turns out Christianity, like every major religion, is just a big umbrella.

But when it comes to declaring who’s a “True Muslim,” conservative commentator Matt Barber (below) knows exactly who fits the mold: It’s the people who kill in the name of Islam who are the real followers of the faith. Everyone else is just ignoring their holy book:



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New Report Says Britain is No Longer a Christian Nation and Must Reflect That In Its Policies

For the past two years, the “Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life” has been putting together a report on the proper role of religious in society. The 19-member committee, which included Andrew Copson of the British Humanist Association, was to make policy recommendations as well.

They issued their final report today, and it’s causing massive headaches for those who thrive on Christian privilege.

The report (which wasn’t available in full at the time I wrote this) makes clear that Britain is no longer a Christian country in any meaningful sense and should be systematically de-Christianized:



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Tennessee Politicians Want University Chancellor to Resign Over Inclusive Holiday Party Policy

If a university chancellor stole money from the school, didn’t treat students with response, or covered up some scandal, I wouldn’t be surprised if people demanded a resignation.

University of Tennessee-Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy Cheek didn’t do any of those things, but lawmakers in the state are still calling for him to step down. Why? Because the school’s website makes clear that departments having holiday parties should be mindful that not everyone’s a Christian.



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Non-Religious Politician Resigns (For a Day) After City Council Approves “Christmas” Ceremony

For about 24 hours, I was very impressed with Roselle Park (New Jersey) Councilwoman Charlene Storey.

On Thursday night, the city council voted 4-2 to change the perfectly fine name of a local ceremony from “A Tree Lighting” to “A Christmas Tree Lighting” (presumably because “up yours, Jews, atheists, Muslims, Hindus, and everyone else who doesn’t believe in the majority’s God” didn’t fit on the signs).

That’s when Storey submitted her letter of resignation out of protest:



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