The Speech About Religion and Politics That No Candidate Has the Courage to Deliver

Channeling Will McAvoy from The Newsroom, my colleague Bob Seidensticker wrote the speech he wishes U.S. Presidential candidates would give if they had the courage to be honest:

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Toledo Mayoral Candidate Speaks in Tongues and Threatens Voters with God’s Wrath if She’s Not Elected

Someone at a local Toledo news station must have lost a bet since he had to interview the candidates running for mayor. All the candidates. Even the fringe ones.

And that meant interviewing Opal Covey, a self-described “prophetess” who… oh, does it really matter after I’ve said that?

Covey complained about how she totally won the election in 2013 — this is her fifth time running for mayor — but had it stolen from her. The best part about the interview, however, came at the end when the reporter asked her if she had anything else to say to voters.

She paused for a bit, then looked straight into the camera, spoke in tongues, and threatened voters with God’s wrath:

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Donald Trump: I Would “Absolutely” Close Down Mosques to Fight ISIS

Speaking with the Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney yesterday, Donald Trump said he would shut down mosques in the U.S. in order to combat ISIS.

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After Much Debate, Evangelical Group Takes a New Position on the Death Penalty: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The National Association of Evangelicals, which has long supported the death penalty (because that whole “pro-life” thing only goes so far), has finally changed its stance on the issue. The new position boils down to “Both sides make good points… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯”

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Mormon Leader Says Kim Davis Was Wrong to Use Her Faith as an Excuse Not to Do Her Job

Breaking news: A leader of the Mormon Church said something about Kim Davis and it was actually sensible!

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, gave a speech in California on Tuesday that referenced the church/state divide and alluded to Davis:

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