Anti-Vaxxers Are Thrilled to Finally Have an Ally in the White House

One of the many ways in which President-elect Donald Trump has already shown signs of being a disaster for the science community is how he talks about vaccines. Not only did his foundation once give $10,000 to Jenny McCarthy‘s anti-vaccination organization, he has consistently perpetuated the lie that vaccines lead to autism, a conspiracy that has never been confirmed with evidence and which has been firmly discredited by experts. No wonder the anti-science movement feels emboldened with Trump in the White House.

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Religious Right Leader: If Hillary Clinton Were Elected, She Would Have Criminalized Christianity

American Family Association president Tim Wildmon posted a video yesterday in which he celebrated the election of Donald Trump because it meant avoiding a huge catastrophe! After all, if Hillary Clinton got elected, Christianity would have been penalized and criminalized. (Obviously.)

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Dollywood Employee, Cleaning Up Wildfire Damage, Finds Charred Bible Page Under Bench

Yesterday, as wildfires tore through parts of East Tennessee, a Dollywood employee performing clean-up duties found a piece of paper underneath a bench… and wouldn’t you know it, it was a page from the Bible. Somewhat burned. But just clear enough to make out some of the verses.

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A Memorable Letter to the Editor Asks What It Really Means to Convert to Christianity These Days

How about a slow clap for Jim Keller of West Reading, Pennsylvania for an excellent letter to the editor?

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A Former Believer Sheds More Light on the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Mishandling of Child Abuse Cases

I mentioned yesterday that Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse just released its report on the Jehovah’s Witnesses and found that children were not “adequately protected from the risk of sexual abuse” within the organization.

Lloyd Evans, a former Witness who knows a lot more about the ins and outs of the religion, has now posted a video going into more detail about what the report says.

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