Denmark’s New Minister of Science is a Creationist

Esben Lunde Larsen was appointed the new Minister of Higher Education and Science in Denmark last week. He’s now responsible for overseeing research in the country.

But the most concerning thing about his appointment, as we’re finally learning, is that he’s a Creationist. Not necessarily in the Ken Ham/Six Day Creation mold, but still pretty awful:



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Conservatives Are Mad Because President Obama Didn’t Say “God” in His Fourth of July Address

What does President Obama have to do to convince people he’s a Christian? You’d think his rendition of “Amazing Grace” at a black church the other week might have swayed the doubters a bit… but that’s giving them too much credit.

During his Weekly Address, Obama wished everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July, expressed support for the U.S. Women’s National Team before their World Cup championship game, and spoke about the sacrifices of the men and women in the military… but he didn’t mention “God” anywhere in the address so conservatives are flipping out.



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Mike Huckabee: The Problem with Gay Marriage is That It’s All About Love

You know what the real problem with marriage is these days?

According to GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, it’s that marriage is all about silly things like “love” and “feeling” and “sentimentality.” (When it should be about… um… signing a contract and throwing in a dowry?)



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Maajid Nawaz Discusses His Journey Out of Islamic Extremism

Okay, one more video from the recent Aspen Ideas Festival!

This one features Maajid Nawaz talking about his “journey out of Islamist extremism“:



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Why is a Mormon Flag Flying Over a Utah State Park?

While we’re all having conversations about flags that shouldn’t be on government property, historian John Gary Maxwell is wondering why the Deseret flag — a Mormon symbol — flies above the Ensign Peak Nature Park in Utah:



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