For Some Reason, Saudi Arabian Diplomat Will Lead United Nations’ Human Rights Panel

In a headline worthy of The Onion, the United Nations has handed Saudi Arabia, a nation that has beheaded more people this year than ISIS, a key leadership role on its Human Rights Council.

The appointment — made last June but only recently reported — sees Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UN, Faisal bin Hassan Trad (below, left), taking up the chairperson role to an expert panel on the HRC. The position gives Trad leadership of the five-diplomat panel, as well as sweeping power in selecting international human rights appointees in any nation where the UN has a mandate.

Yes, you read that right: Saudi Arabia, home of one of the worst human rights records in recent history, now has authority over the appointments of UN human rights workers worldwide.

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Michigan Rep. Cindy Gamrat, Running for Seat She Just Lost, is Subject of Devastating Editorial

Michigan Rep. Cindy Gamrat is the Christian anti-gay legislator who was kicked out of office after her affair with fellow bigot Rep. Todd Courser came to light.

She has since announced that she will run for her old seat in the upcoming special election.

To that end, with a headline that reads “On expelled Rep. Cindy Gamrat’s re-election bid,” the Grand Rapids Press and Kalamazoo Gazette editorial boards issued a joint statement that’s about as devastating as they get:



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Franklin Graham is Mad That Transgender People Will Attend President Obama’s Papal Welcome

There’s a lie a lot of Christians tell themselves regarding sexual orientation: “Love the sinner, hate the sin.” It sounds fine in theory. It rarely works in practice.

The latest example involves Franklin Graham, demonizing LGBT people attending President Obama‘s welcome event for Pope Francis on Wednesday. He’s angry, not because the LGBT individuals in question did anything wrong, but because they have the nerve to exist in Graham’s world.



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Pastor Urges Kids to Fail History Class on Purpose if They Have to Learn About Islam

There’s been an education crisis in Tennessee lately because the state’s Board of Education says that the seventh grade curriculum must include lessons on what Islam teaches, how it spread throughout world history, and how Muslims have contributed to mathematics, art, literature, etc.

I’m not sure why it’s a crisis, but that’s what conservatives are telling me.

The latest person to whine about kids learning about other major world religions is Pastor Greg Locke of Global Vision Bible Church who offers a solution to the non-existent problem.

He says parents should tell their kids to fail the class on purpose:



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Dr. Ben Carson: Muslims Can’t Be President Because They Oppose American Values

Yesterday, during an interview with Chuck Todd on Meet the Press, Republican Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson argued that Muslims should not be allowed to hold the highest office in the land because their beliefs are somehow inconsistent with American values:



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