Jim Bob Duggar (circa 2002): Those Who Commit Incest Should Receive the Death Penalty

When Jim Bob Duggar was running for U.S. Senate in 2002, his campaign website explained his positions on the issues.

Turns out he called for the death penalty for those who committed incest.

That’s gotta be awkward now that we know his son Josh Duggar molested five little girls, including four of his sisters, when he was a teenager.

Take a look at how Jim Bob explained his stance on incest in a passage about abortion:



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Bangladeshi Government Bans Group That Killed Atheist Bloggers, but It’s Not Enough

This is the first real sign of justice we’ve seen in Bangladesh following the brutal killings of atheist writers Dr. Avijit Roy, Washiqur Rahman, and Ananta Bijoy Das.

The government is banning the extremist group allegedly responsible for these killings:

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Judge with Ties to Mike Huckabee Orders the Destruction of Josh Duggar’s Police Report

The whole Josh Duggar-as-a-child-molester story really blew up over the past few days because In Touch magazine obtained and released the 2006 police report detailing his crimes (along with the inadequate response by his parents).

That’s why it’s appalling to learn that, on Thursday (when the story went public), Judge Stacey Zimmerman (below) ordered the Springdale Police Department to destroy the original documents:

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Why Science Has Become So Political

Another delightful installment of Esquire‘s video series Mysteries of the Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson asks Tyson, “Why has science become so political?”



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What Ireland’s Gay Marriage Victory Says About Catholic Influence in the Nation

In Ireland, where 84% of the people consider themselves Catholic, the nation has become the first in the world to vote in favor of legalizing gay marriage.

As much as you hate to see marriage equality subject to popular vote, the demographic trends appear to have finally caught up to the ballot box, at least in one country.



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