Toledo Mayoral Candidate Who Speaks in Tongues Gets Grilled by Local News Anchors

Remember Opal Covey, the woman running for mayor in Toledo, Ohio who speaks in tongues and is a self-described “prophetess”?

Because she’s still in the race, a local news team interviewed her as part of the station’s mayoral race coverage. It’s fairly obvious both anchors think she’s batshit crazy. The interview involves questions about Covey calling a local business “Satanic,” whether her “prophet talk” will scare businesses from moving to Toledo, her claims that she had previous elections stolen from her, and her conviction on animal cruelty charges.



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Thomas Jefferson’s Struggle with Islamic Brutality

On September 11, 2001, the United States was given a taste of what Europe and the Middle East has been suffering, in one form or another, for the past thousand years: the unbending wrath of religious extremists. Religious conflict is what drove settlers to New World in the first place, and up until 9/11, America managed to leave the overseas religious disputes and violence behind. The U.S. does have its own soiled background of anti-Catholicism during the influx of Irish immigrants in the 1800s, as well as a history of less-than-welcoming attitudes toward Jewish newcomers. More recently, the assassinations and clinic-bombings committed by anti-abortion activists have been carried out in the name of religious extremism. But otherwise, America’s pre-9/11 mindset has been that religious violence generally happened “over there.” So when planes piloted by hijackers with a seventh-century ideology came crashing into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, the world got a little smaller and America entered into the conflict that today shows no signs of stopping.



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El Dorado (Arkansas) Officials Are Posting Bible Verses on City Facebook Pages

The leaders in El Dorado, Arkansas have a nasty habit of posting Bible verses on the Facebook walls of the city’s official page and the police department:



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Satanist Sues Florida County for Rejecting Him as an Invocation Speaker

Chaz Stevens is the atheist-turned Satanist who has been trying to deliver invocations at city councils across the state of Florida.

Rather than let him speak, though, many city councils have dropped invocations entirely.

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Source Says Floggings Will Continue for Raif Badawi, Saudi Blogger Punished for “Insulting Islam”

Well, this is disturbing.

It appears that Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi will continue getting flogged. We last heard the Saudi Supreme Court had upheld his sentence over the summer, but there was still hope the lashes would stop since they hadn’t been administered since the very first set earlier this year.

In case you don’t remember, Badawi was punished in 2013 for starting a progressive website that called for, among other things, religious tolerance and women’s rights. That was insulting to Islam, his critics said, and he received the first 50 of his 1,000 lashes punishment back in January. That was in addition to 10 years in jail and a 1,000,000 Saudi riyal fine (about $266,000).

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