Sen. Ted Cruz Whines About How “Atheist Taliban” is Assaulting Religious Liberty

Sen. Ted Cruz saying something overblown and idiotic is just par for the course by now, but when he compares church/state separation advocates to religious radicals who will kill those who think differently, it’s at least worth mentioning.

Cruz appeared on Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson‘s show a few days ago and echoed the host’s words about how the “atheist Taliban” is waging an all-out assault on Christians:

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Video Surfaces of ISIS-Inspired Toddler Joyfully Beheading a Teddy Bear

A terrifying video began circulating on Arab social media over the weekend of a preschooler dressed in Islamic State garb, confidently wielding a hunting knife as he beheads a white teddy bear.

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John Oliver Explains How LGBT Discrimination is Still a Major Problem at the State Level

On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver spent half the show talking about how, even with marriage equality, there is still a lot of legal discrimination against LGBT people happening at the state level:

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Despite Approving Ten Commandments Monument on Capitol Grounds, Arkansas Rejects Hindu Statue

Earlier this year, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a bill allowing a Ten Commandments monument to go up on the Capitol grounds. As we saw in Oklahoma, though, that may not pass legal muster.

One of the questions church/state separation activists are trying to figure out is whether other monuments will be allowed to go up as well. The Satanic Temple, for example, has already said they want their statue of Baphomet (below) alongside the Christian monument.

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Slovakia Will Welcome 200 Syrian Refugees Over the Next Two Years… But Only if They’re Christian

While Europe is facing a growing influx of migrants, a spokesperson for the Slovak Ministry of Interior announced this week that his government will do its part to mitigate the burden on other European Union members, who already have their hands full with the 107,050 immigrants who crossed into the E.U. last month alone. Slovakia, over the next two years, will take in 200 Syrian refugees.

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