By the Way, Gordon Klingenschmitt Won His Election to the Colorado House… and That’s Horrifying

Gordon Klingenschmitt (below), a minister known for saying the most extremist faith-based things you’ll ever hear in American politics, handily won his seat last night for the Colorado House.

It wasn’t even close:



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An Ohio School District Was Ready to “Sell” Property to a Local Church for $1… Until an Atheist Offered to Buy It

Last week, I posted about a high school that’s no longer in use in Monroe, Ohio. The building, which sits on 29 acres of land, is in complete disarray, but treating it for asbestos and demolishing it would require more than $1,000,000 that the Monroe Local School District Board of Education doesn’t want to spend.

The board had the options of selling the building to the city (for much less than it’s worth), demolishing the building, or selling it to the Monroe First Church of God for (literally) a buck.

And they were leaning toward that last option, possibly because board member Tim Carpenter (below) is a member of that church…



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Daniel Moran, Atheist Running for a Seat in the Texas House, Has Lost His Race

Daniel Moran, the openly atheist Democratic candidate for Texas’ House District 63, has lost his race.



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Peter Palumbo, Who Called Jessica Ahlquist an “Evil Little Thing,” Loses Re-Election Bid

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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Juan Mendez, Atheist State Representative from Arizona, Has Won Re-Election

Arizona State Representative Juan Mendez (below) has won his re-election battle, giving him a second term in office.



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