Arkansas Legislator (Who Loves Jesus) May Shoot You If You Bug Him in Public

Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert is the politician who filed a bill — now a law — to install a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds.

He’s also the guy who refused to debate a representative from The Satanic Temple because “the Devil is a liar [and] why would I want to debate anyone who worships a liar”… even though the Satanists in question don’t actually worship the devil and anyone who researched the issue would know that.

So what has the Christian politician done to embarrass himself now?

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We Don’t Need to Require Public Officials to Take Their Oaths of Office on the Constitution

Several of you have sent me this petition at that says we should require all public officials to be sworn in on the Constitution instead of a religious text.

Presumably this would prevent someone like Kim Davis from pushing her religious beliefs onto others when she’s supposed to be working for the government.

I’m not a fan of these kinds of petitions to begin with, but this one seems especially useless to me.

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Why Do Evangelical Christians Support Donald Trump?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why it makes no sense for evangelical Christians to support Donald Trump.

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Should Elected Officials Have to Obey the Law? Liberty Counsel Can’t Decide

Let me summarize the ACLU’s position on Kim Davis: She’s a government official who refuses to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples. Her rationale is irrelevant. She needs to abide by the law and do her job. If she can’t, then she must resign.

Liberty Counsel, the group defending Davis, says that she is being “held as a prisoner for her religious beliefs.” In other words, because she has a religious objection to the law, the government ought to accommodate her request to not have to sign marriage licenses. Even if that means sending gay couples (who pay taxes in the county) to the next county over.

Here’s the problem.

That same organization said very different things when gay marriage was illegal and some government officials were giving it a green light in their own municipalities.

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10 More Quick Takes on the Jailing of Kim Davis

1) The woman who actually sits next to Kim Davis in this picture is not-at-all amused by the Twitter parody account @nexttokimdavis:

Her name is Melissa Thompson. She does, in fact, sit next to embattled Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis. And she’s not amused.

Thompson, a deputy clerk in Rowan County, said she’s seen the Twitter feed and doesn’t think it’s funny — “not with that language.” She declined to comment further.

This office’s holiday parties must be incredibly depressing…

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