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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U.S. Air Force Leader Preached Christianity at Prayer Event, So Why Hasn’t He Been Punished Yet?

On May 7, Air Force Major General Craig Olson spoke at a National Day of Prayer Task Force event in Washington, D.C. This would be fine as a private citizen, but he did it in uniform, violating his own branch’s regulations.



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Sam Harris’ Next Book, About Islam, Now Available for Pre-Order

If you’ve been following Sam Harris‘ new podcast or blog posts, you know he’s been working with Maajid Nawaz (a former self-described radical Muslim) on a book about Islam.

That book, Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue, is now available for pre-order:



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Jeb Bush: It’s “Intellectual Arrogance” to Embrace Scientific Consensus on Climate Change

Jeb Bush is tired of the arrogance that abounds in the discussion of climate change.

That’s right, he’s tired of the legislators who think that a snowball trumps science. He’s fed up with the graduates of the University of Conspiracy Theories and the Research Fellows at the Institute of I-Googled-That-So-I’m-An-Expert who think that 97% of the subject matter experts who have spent years studying the topic are either wrong, part of a global-warming-promoting-cabal, or both.

Nah, I’m just kidding. He’s really tired of the people who think that those goofy “experts” know what they’re talking about and the “arrogance” of refusing to acknowledge a non-existent controversy.

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Mike Huckabee: Even Though He May Have Fondled Little Girls’ Breasts and Vaginas, I Still Support Josh Duggar

In a statement released on Facebook this afternoon, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee expressed his support for Josh Duggar, despite allegations that he molested five girls (including his own family members, while some of them were asleep).



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