Nashville Mayoral Candidate Accused of Not Saying “Under God” During Pledge of Allegiance

With two days to go before Nashville’s mayoral election, candidate Megan Barry has already faced a nasty smear campaign from her opponent David Fox (below), who approved a radio ad suggesting Barry supports church/state separation (*gasp*) and has it out for Christian groups.

Spoiler: She doesn’t.

Now, Metro Councilman Duane Dominy is getting in on the action as a supporter of Fox.

He put out a radio ad of his own saying that Barry (*double gasp*) doesn’t say the words “Under God” when reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Apparently, that’s a bad thing.

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Kim Davis Will Be Released from Prison

And just like that, the judge who ordered Kim Davis to go to jail has ordered her to be released:

U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning in Kentucky has ordered that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis be released from jail.

He ordered her not to interfere with clerks in her office issuing marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples.

Her release still leaves on the table a lot of important questions:

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The Satanic Temple Applies to Put Baphomet Near Ten Commandments on Arkansas Capitol Grounds

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, however, that may not pass legal muster.)

The one silver lining to all this is that the floodgates have now opened for all non-Christian groups to submit their own monument proposals.

And that’s what The Satanic Temple has now officially done for their Baphomet statue:



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Fox News Panel Agrees That Kim Davis is a Hypocrite Who’s “Applying for the Job of a Martyr”

When the regular Fox News Channel anchors are away, the other contributors will play.

That’s what it looked like earlier today, when a panel of guests concluded that Kim Davis was wrong not to follow the law (despite her faith), and that her lawyer, Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver, was “ridiculously stupid” for suggesting the Supreme Court didn’t have the authority to rule on marriage equality.



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There’s No Evidence That Two Indian Sisters Will Be Raped as Punishment for Their Brother’s Affair

Last week, using information from the Huffington Post, Amnesty International (UK), and the Times of India, I posted a story about how two Indian women were sentenced to be raped as punishment for their brother’s adultery.

Reporters for Reuters have been looking for confirmation of this story, conducting interviews with locals and even talking with the family members themselves. As far as they can tell, there’s no evidence of this punishment being handed down. The family asked for protection, yes, but there’s no evidence the council actually issued the grotesque punishment in the first place.

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