Ben Carson Implies That America Would Benefit from Some ISIS-Like Zeal

You know what America needs a little more of? That same fanaticism that drives ISIS. Or so Dr. Ben Carson seemed to imply in (well received) comments to a Republican National Committee meeting in San Diego.

Carson, who has gone from feeling the fingers of God pushing him to run for President to fending off charges of plagiarism in the last few months, started on safe ground… then quickly abandoned it.

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Some Hope for Raif Badawi? Saudi Leaders Will Review His Case

A few eyebrows were raised this morning when Raif Badawi‘s second set of 50 lashes were postponed for “medical reasons.”

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Winfield (AL) Leaders Don’t Get Why Atheists Are Upset About the City Council Declaring God “Owner” of the City

It’s been very encouraging watching the Winfield City Council (in Alabama) do damage control after Mayor Randy Price (below) encouraged them to pass a Godly resolution declaring Winfield a “City Under God” with God as the city’s “owner.”

The ACLU has written a letter to Price and the council members calling on them to rescind the resolution:

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Conservative Member of Parliament Comes Out as Atheist After 28 Years in Office

James Arbuthnot, a Conservative Member of Parliament, was debating against a bill that would allow prayers at council meetings when he revealed a secret:

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Raif Badawi Will Receive Another 50 Lashes Today

***Update***: Badawi’s lashings were postponed today for “medical reasons.” A doctor who examined him before the scheduled flogging determined that his wounds had not yet healed and that the flogging should be delayed, human rights group Amnesty International said. “The doctor concluded that the wounds had not yet healed properly and that he would not [Read More…]