New Anti-Atheist Invocation Policy in Pompano Beach (FL) Requires Churches to Be Listed in the Yellow Pages

The Pompano Beach City Commission in Florida *really* doesn’t want to allow Satanists or atheists or Wiccans to deliver invocations at their meetings. But they know that’s a possibility if they say yes to religious invocations at all.

So yesterday, they voted 4-1 to adopt a ridiculous new policy on what qualifies as a religion:



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Canadian Politician Compares Party to Jesus Before Lying About New Anti-Terrorism Bill

Conservative politician Wai Young (a Canadian Sarah Palin, if you will) is making headlines after audio surfaced of her telling a church audience that her party acted like Jesus when passing Bill C-51 (a Canadian version of the PATRIOT Act).



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Planned Parenthood Isn’t Selling Baby Parts: Unpacking the Lies in a New Undercover Video

The pro-life world has been buzzing all day about a new video released by the anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress (CMP). It shows a Planned Parenthood executive, Dr. Deborah Nucatola (below), discussing how the group preserves organs from aborted fetuses for research purposes. She also mentions the costs of shipping those organs to scientists.

So, of course, the conservative storyline is that Planned Parenthood is “sell[ing] the body parts of infants” for cash… which, despite making for a great headline, contains very little truth. (Sarah Palin would be proud.)



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After National Outcry, Missouri County Officials Won’t Lowers Flags to Mourn Marriage Equality Ruling

Yesterday, the three Christian commissioners in Dent County, Missouri announced they would lower the flags at the local Courthouse and Judicial Building to half-staff for the next twelve months… in mourning over the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality.

But this morning, after a metric fuckton of national outcry, the Commissioners announced they had changed their minds:

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The Satanic Temple’s Baphomet Statue Unveiling Marred by Threats

When the Ten Commandments statue was sitting on the Oklahoma Capitol grounds, The Satanic Temple built a monument to counter it. It was a nearly-9-foot-tall, bronze, goat-headed Baphomet, sitting cross-legged and flanked by two smiling kids:



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