Gov. Bobby Jindal Says Public Presidential Prayer Will Solve Gun Violence

In case you missed it, Louisiana Governor and GOP Presidential candidate Bobby Jindal made great strides towards claiming “World’s Worst Human” status yesterday as he lashed out at the Oregon college shooter’s father, claiming that he was a deadbeat dad and that’s why his child shot up a school.

Even though those assertions were baseless and vile, in true Jindal fashion, he’s standing by his disgusting rhetoric.



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Mike Huckabee Makes Up Founding Father Quotations to Support Religion in Government

Anyone who knows anything about the Internet knows that you should probably double check before sharing a meme with a quotation. That Marilyn Monroe quip? Probably not one of her missives. That platitude from Gandhi? I doubt he said it. It’s become the golden rule of responsible social sharing: fact check yourself before you wreck yourself.

We all make mistakes in this arena now and then, but such is life in the digital era. But there’s a difference between a meme you’re not supposed to think much about and a book that’s supposed to have a longer shelf life. If you’re writing a book defending your personal philosophy, incorrect attribution or inaccurate phrasing is a little less forgivable. But flat-out making up quotations to support your argument? That takes a special kind of liar.

Which brings us to Mike Huckabee.



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Gov. John Kasich: A Secular Society Would Put the Country in a “Very Severe Crisis Point”

If you thought Gov. John Kasich was one of the more sensible GOP presidential candidates, let’s put that to rest right now.

Speaking this week before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington, the Republican opposite-of-frontrunner said that a secular society would be a disaster:

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A Florida Satanist is Forcing City Councils to Make a Decision About Invocation Prayers

The last time we saw Chaz Stevens, the atheist-turned-Satanist was told he couldn’t deliver an invocation at a meeting of the Coral Springs (FL) City Commission because officials had no desire to see a prayer that involved — I’m not kidding here — twerking and/or a mariachi band.



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A Closer Look at God & Governing in Texas

The Texas Tribune spoke with 23 elected officials in the state to understand their views on the intersection of God and Governing. It’s extremely depressing, to say the least. Someone should make a Bingo card with all the right-wing religious tropes.



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