Senate Votes 98-1 That Climate Change is Real, but Can’t Agree That It’s Influenced by Human Activity

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted, 98-1, that climate change was real and not a hoax. The vote came after Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) added the amendment to a bill seeking to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

Emily Atkin, writing for Think Progress, explains that the amendment…

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Rep. Keith Ellison Invites Tony Perkins to Visit Minneapolis and See That It’s Not Under Sharia Law

While Fox News has already apologized for wrongly saying Paris has “no-go zones” for non-Muslims, Christian Right leader Tony Perkins was still spreading the misinformation yesterday.

He said there were “700 no-go zones” in France, adding that Dearborn (Michigan) and Minneapolis were American cities that had been taken over by Sharia law.

That led Rep. Keith Ellison, who represents a large part of Minneapolis and happens to be one of two Muslims in Congress, to send Perkins a lovely Twitter smackdown in the form of an invitation to come visit his city:



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Leader of German Anti-Islam Group Poses As Hitler, Is Forced To (Goose)step Aside

This is not a good look for anyone — and it hasn’t been since, oh, the 1930s.

That’s a selfie taken by German activist Lutz Bachmann, at the hairdresser’s, where he was temporarily rocking an Adolf Hitler haircut as well as the Führer’s trademark mustache.

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Mike Huckabee Wants to Protect Us from Our Secular Theocracy (Which Has Zero Openly-Atheist Elected Officials)

You know what the problem with our government is? Too few Christians. It’s a secular theocracy, really. I mean, with all those atheists in public office, it’s a wonder Christians still have any rights.

That’s just a sampling of what Mike Huckabee said to host James Robison on today’s episode of Life Today, as he explained why he was thinking about running for President:



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Canadian Groups Will Hand Out “Get Out of That ‘Mandatory’ Religion Class!” Cards to Catholic School Students

There are Catholic schools in Ontario that are publicly-funded, yet offer classes in religious doctrine. High school students are allowed to get out of those classes with their parents’ permission — but very few people know that.

Now, some secular groups are trying to change that.

Secular Ontario and Humanist Perspectives will be holding a peaceful protest outside an as-yet-unnamed Catholic school on Friday and hand out these cards to students:



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