Susanne Atanus, Republican Who Said Autism Was Result of God’s Anger Over Gay Marriage, Loses Race for Congress

Susanne Atanus (below), the Republican who told a local newspaper that God put autism and dementia on Earth as punishment for marriage equality and abortion, just lost her bid for Congress. Incumbent Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky will retain her seat.

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Vote Your Conviction, Says Baptist Church, While Giving Congregation a List of Whom to Vote For

Mid-Way Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina wants its members to vote their convictions!

But just in case their members’ convictions don’t match the church leaders’ convictions, they decided to help everyone by handing out a list of candidates who happen to be of the right persuasion…

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Christian Files Lawsuit to Prevent Gay Marriage in SC… Because It Would Prevent Him from Worshiping the Lord

If this lawsuit is any indication, Christians must be done trying to fight marriage equality using anything resembling an argument.

Don Boyd seems to think that if gay marriage is legalized in South Carolina, it would prevent him from being a Christian:

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Conservative School Board Members in Arizona Don’t Want Students to See This Page in Their Honors Biology Textbooks

The board members of the Gilbert Public Schools in Arizona voted 3-2 last week to remove a page from an honors biology textbook because it contains information about birth control and abortion.

Sure, it says “Complete abstinence (avoiding intercourse) is the only totally effective method of birth control,” but since it suggests that there may be other options, it’s heresy to conservatives, including Natalie Decker of the Alliance Defending Freedom who persuaded the board members to excise the section.

I guess the only solution now, besides voting those board members out of office at the next possible opportunity, is to make sure that page is as widely available as possible…:

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Should Atheists Vote on Election Day?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses whether atheists should vote on Election Day (or whether it’s more strategic to sit out unless politicians pay attention to us):

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