A Church, Seemingly Doubling as a PAC, Endorses a Republican Candidate. So Why Is It Still Tax-Exempt?

Last month, this full page ad appeared in The Mississippi Link, a Jackson-based newspaper aimed at an African-American audience:

It’s an ad supporting Republican Senator Thad Cochran (who ultimately didn’t earn enough votes to win his primary and will compete in a run-off election next Tuesday). But the curious part is that the ad was paid for by “All Citizens for Mississippi,” a political action committee (PAC).

Derek Willis of the New York Times investigated the group and discovered something incredibly shady:

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New Survey Shows More Than Half of Britain Has No Religion

This is pretty shocking information. I knew the religious trends in Britain were going in a non-religious direction for younger citizens, but I didn’t think “No Religion” would cross the 50% threshold so quickly for the whole population.

Yet, that’s what the 31st annual British Social Attitudes survey concluded in a report published yesterday:



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Secular Invocation Delivered in Osceola County, Florida

Last night, David Williamson of the Central Florida Freethought Community delivered a secular invocation to open up a meeting of the Osceola County Board of County Commissioners (in Florida):



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Sen. Claire McCaskill Brings Down the Hammer on Pseudoscience-Purveyor Dr. Oz

We know Dr. Mehmet Oz pushes a lot of pseudoscience on his syndicated talk show. He went from being known as America’s most trusted doctor when he appeared on Oprah (and a very talented surgeon) to being known as a purveyor of quack medicine that has no basis in science.

Earlier today, he was called to testify before Congress at the request of Senator Claire McCaskill for one particularly egregious scam promoted, in part, by Oz:



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Roane County (TN) Officials Want “In God We Trust” on the Courthouse, but One Commissioner is Fighting Back

Turns out there’s one very brave commissioner in Roane County, Tennessee.

The problem is that he’s outnumbered by a bunch of conservatives who think it makes perfect sense to stick the words “In God We Trust” on the county courthouse:



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