Kim Davis Says She’s a Victim of Her Own Free Speech

Kim Davis makes little sense. She threw a fit after being asked to do the job she was elected to do. She decided to go to jail instead of doing her job. She tried to prevent other people from doing her job.

Her latest move? Filing a complaint against the governor because she’s been harmed… by her own free speech.



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Megan Barry, Candidate Accused of Being Atheist, Elected as Nashville Mayor

After a smear campaign was waged against Nashville mayoral candidate Megan Barry by her opponent David Fox, she still managed to sweep the votes and become the first female mayor of Nashville, Tennessee.



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Southern Baptist Pastor Admits the Kim Davis Controversy Has Nothing to Do with Christian Persecution

With all the conservative Christians jumping on the Kim Davis bandwagon, defending a government official who broke the law and prevented people from obtaining the marriage licenses they are entitled to have, you might wonder if anyone on that side of the fence understands why this isn’t about “religious freedom.”

Believe it or not, it’s a Southern Baptist leader who’s finally talking sense.

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#NeverForget the Ongoing Casualties of 9/11

It’s become a common refrain around this time of year: I remember where I was when the towers fell…

In all fairness, it’s hard to forget. When the first plane hit the towers in 2001, there was disbelief, sorrow, and no small amount of fear. When the second plane hit the towers, that fear became more palpable, more urgent. By the time Flight 77 careened into the side of the Pentagon, there was a bubbling sense of panic. I was a freshman in high school, and I’d never seen such abject terror on the faces of adults as I did on that day. Then Flight 93 went down in Pittsburgh, and even in the midst of indescribable uncertainty, one thing was clear: things would never be the same again.

The country came together to mourn. Stories of loved ones lost in the wreckage permeated every moment of daily life. Pictures of victims jumping from the collapsing towers haunted our dreams. The bravery of fallen police officers and firefighters who had rushed to the aid of victims compounded the grief that much more.

And so, every year on September 11th, we pledge we won’t forget. We’ll never forget those who died in the attacks. We’ll never forget those who died trying to rescue them. But there’s another element to all of this that we should never forget — an ugliness borne of the rubble and blood — that has taken far more lives over the past 14 years than the cumulative American victim count in the unspeakable violence: the innocent targets of a pungent Islamophobia.



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Knoxville (IA) City Council Will Privatize Land So Display with Christian Cross Can Stay Put

Remember that display of a kneeling soldier, gun in hand, next to a Christian cross, that sits in taxpayer-funded Young’s Park in Knoxville, Iowa?

After Americans United for Separation of Church and State called on the local city council to remove or change the display, people have been freaking out over this “attack” on their illegal promotion of Christianity.

There was a City Council meeting on Tuesday night that featured a lot of supports of the display making their case, but when it came down to it, the elected officials said they had figured out a way to avoid a lawsuit while keeping the display in place:

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