An Open Atheist, Suing to Remove Cross from Pensacola (Florida) Park, is Running for Congress

In the race for U.S. Congress from Florida’s 1st District, the primaries don’t take place until late August, but there’s already a war of words between two of the contenders over a Christian cross on public property.

Actually, I take that back. It’s more like the most prominent Republican in the field wants everyone to know that one of his possible Democratic opponents is an atheist.

The cross in question has been up in Pensacola’s Bayview Park for the past 50 years. The American Humanist Association and Freedom From Religion Foundation recently filed a joint lawsuit to have it removed.

One of the atheist plaintiffs in that suit is Amanda Kondrat’yev, one of two Democrats running for that seat in Congress.

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Her potential Republican opponent Matt Gaetz, currently a state representative, wants to challenge her views in public:

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Kim Davis: I Ignored the Supreme Court Decision Because “That’s Not a Law, That’s a Ruling”

Rowan County clerk Kim Davis, who made headlines last summer for denying marriage licenses to gay couples even after the Supreme Court had struck down bans on marriage equality, told D. James Kennedy Ministries President Frank Wright that she was absolutely justified in her actions.

That’s because, to her, the Supreme Court has no real authority:

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Most Texans Are Gay, State’s GOP Accidentally Alleges

Well, this is slightly embarrassing. The Texas GOP’s 2016 party platform contains a badly-written sentence that accidentally implies most Texans are gay.

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Oklahoma is a Signature Away from Punishing Doctors Who Perform Legal Abortions

Leave it to Oklahoma legislators to punish doctors who help women.

A bill that passed through the House on a 59-9 vote and the Senate on a 33-12 vote would send doctors to jail for up to three years if they perform an abortion — even in the case of rape or incest.

It’s all up to Governor Mary Fallin now. And if she signs the bill, the consequences would be serious for the women it would impact, the doctors who stand to become criminals for doing their jobs, and the taxpayers who’d have to pay up after the inevitable lawsuit.

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Rep. Richard Hudson Releases Campaign Ad All About How Awesome a Christian He Is

Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) is running for re-election this year — it would be his third term in Congress — but if you watch his new campaign ad, you’d be hard-pressed to find out what he’s accomplished or what policies he promotes.

All he does is talk about his faith.

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