Julian Bond, the Civil Rights Activist Who Died Over the Weekend, Wasn’t Religious

Over the weekend, we lost Julian Bond at age 75. He was a former chairman of the NAACP, elected many times over to the Georgia legislature, and a founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was an icon of the civil rights movement.

I only realized after he died that he was an atheist, too:



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Carly Fiorina Tells Iowa Crowd That People of Faith Make Better Leaders

We can now add atheism to the ever-growing list of things Carly Fiorina knows little about.

Yesterday at the Caucus Candidate Forum Series in Iowa, the Republican Presidential hopeful explained how atheists would be ill-suited for public office:



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Christian Pastor (Who’s Bad at Math): Defunding Planned Parenthood Would Eliminate the National Debt

We know fundamentalist Christian pastors can’t do science. Turns out they can’t do math either.

The U.S. national debt is well over $18 trillion ($18,350,000,000,000 and counting).

Pastor Craig Conner of First Baptist Church in Panama City, Florida thinks we could wipe it out entirely if the government would just defund Planned Parenthood… which receives $540 million of taxpayer money each year (none of which goes toward abortions).



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New York Appoints Commission to Oversee Struggling School District Run by Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Last year, This American Life aired an episode all about how a group of ultra-orthodox Jews took over a public school district in East Ramapo, New York.



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Anti-Gay, Affair-Having Christian Lawmaker Says His Actions Are Just a “Showcase” for God’s Powers

You all know Michigan State Rep. Todd Courser by now because he’s the anti-gay rights legislators who thinks “traditional marriage” means having an affair with also-married colleague Rep. Cindy Gamrat and then distributing a fake email alleging that he fucked a male prostitute in order to throw people off the real story.

It’s what Jesus would have wanted.



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