ISIS Uses the Qur’an to Justify Sex Slavery

In a terrifying story, Rukmini Callimachi of the New York Times shows how members of Daesh/ISIS believe it’s their God-given right to rape non-believers.

They justify this horror, no surprise, by quoting the Qur’an.

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Planned Parenthood Has Sunk to New Lows

I can’t believe what they do to women these days…

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Donald Trump: “Nothing Beats the Bible”

Last month, in an attempt to curry favor with the GOP’s Christian base, Donald Trump pandered to an Iowa crowd by talking about how he attends church. It didn’t help that he also told them he doesn’t seek forgiveness from God… and threw in a few curse words for good measure.

It was a disaster. (Or, as Trump would call it, an unequivocal success.)

It looks like he’s learning, though. Speaking at an event in Michigan a couple of days ago, Trump pointed out that someone in the crowd had his book Trump: The Art of the Deal. But instead of taking the bait and saying it was the best book ever, he conceded that it only the second best book ever. Because Bible:

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Kentucky Officials Want to Revise School Calendars So the Noah’s Ark Theme Park Can Make More Money

A lot of public schools are already back in session, and even more will go back in the next week or so. That’s too early, according to Kentucky State Senators Damon Thayer and Chris Girdler, who plan to file Senate Bill 129 very soon. That bill would require public schools to begin no earlier than the “first Monday closest to Aug. 26,” essentially pushing the starting date to September, close to Labor Day. If passed, the bill would go into effect a year from now.

Why bother with all that?

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Pastor Defending Nativity Scene on Public Property is Indistinguishable from a Parody in The Onion

The city of Belen, New Mexico has a Nativity Scene permanently displayed on public property, and the Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent Mayor Jerah Cordova a letter warning him against the government’s promotion of Christianity.

Cordova has no plans to budge, though. Because, you know, the Bible.

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