Ben Carson to LGBT Community: There’s No Pleasing You People!

Likely presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson (below) is frustrated. In an appearance in New York and an interview following, the conservative doctor affirmed his traditional-as-ever views on homosexuality, but he just doesn’t understood why LGBT people can’t accept them.

BuzzFeed compiled some sound bites from his appearance at New York’s National Action Network, the nonprofit led by Rev. Al Sharpton:

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Greek Atheists Want to Know Why Their Government Funded the Transportation of a “Holy Light”

Over Easter weekend, a “holy flame” traveled from Israel to Greece as part of an Orthodox Christian ceremony.

And for some reason, the Greek government paid for it all. While church/state separation isn’t part of the law there, the Atheist Union of Greece, a group of about a thousand members, wants to know exactly how much money was spent promoting faith:



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A Wiccan Priestess Delivered the Invocation in the Iowa State House This Morning

Last week, I posted about how Iowa State Rep. Liz Bennett invited Wiccan priestess Deborah Maynard to give the opening invocation in the State House.

That invocation took place this morning — and the House is still standing. You can check out the video here (starting at the 3:09 mark) or read the transcript below:



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Turkey’s Government is Building Mosques on College Campuses, So Students Are Demanding Jedi Temples, Too

Last month, Istanbul Technical University announced it would build a mosque on campus to accommodate Muslim students. But now non-Muslims are speaking out and it’s glorious :)

One Change.org petition called for a Buddhist temple to go up at the school:

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Nebraska Governor Issues “National Day of Reason” Proclamation

Get ready to see National Day of Reason proclamations issued by mayors and governors across the country.

First up this year, at the request of the Omaha Coalition of Reason, is a proclamation signed by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts:



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