Politician Who Called Jessica Ahlquist an “Evil Little Thing” Embroiled in Contract Scandal in Rhode Island

In January of 2012, just days after Jessica Ahlquist won her lawsuit to take down a religious mural from Cranston High School West, Rhode Island State Rep. Peter Palumbo went on the John DePetro radio show and famously called her an “evil little thing,” quickly adding that even if she wasn’t evil, she was being “coerced” into fighting her lawsuit by evil people.



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One of Mississippi’s Only Abortion Providers is This Brave Christian Doctor

There’s an incredible story at Esquire about Dr. Willie Parker, one of the only abortion providers in Mississippi. He’s a Christian who provides the service, in part, because he believes the best way to “raise women out of poverty is to give them control of their reproductive decisions.”

Just listen in on the speech he makes to women who visit the Jackson Women’s Health Organization:



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Christian Hate Group Leader is Slowly Disappearing from Most Cable News Networks

Here’s some good news: According to Media Matters of America, Christian hate group leader Tony Perkins (of the Family Research Council) used to be a frequent interview guest on all the major cable news networks, but it looks like they’ve stopped asking him for his opinions (well, except for Fox News Channel):



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Atheist Philanthropist Makes $10,000 Donation to Support Right Wing Watch Blog

I said a couple of years ago that atheist philanthropist Todd Stiefel‘s most effective donation may have been the one he made to Religion News Service to hire a journalist to focus on atheism-related issues.

But his latest gift, to the tune of $10,000, is going to an equally-worthy cause.

Stiefel is giving the money to People For the American Way in order to support their brilliant Right Wing Watch blog:



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Republican Senator Blocks Resolution Stating Climate Change is Real, Then Gets Humiliated by His Colleague

When Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) spoke at last month’s Secular Coalition for America Lobby Day event, he talked about the problem of science denialism. You can see video of that at the 9:59 mark of the video below:



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