Post-Game Press Conferences Would Be More Interesting if Reporters Asked This Question

Finally: Stephan Pastis of Pearls Before Swine poses the question athletes never get asked:

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Does an Atheist Debater Relish the “I’ve Got a Bible Verse That Will Stump You” Question?

My friend Paul Fidalgo co-hosts an excellent podcast called Thinkery with a wide array of guests, but readers of this site might enjoy the latest episode featuring Matt Dillahunty:

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Kansas Elementary School Held Bible Distribution for Students

Last week, at Seitz Elementary School in Kansas, students were told they could leave class early in order to pick up a copy of the Bible. The Gideons had left a bunch of copies on tables in the hallway.

Yesterday, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a long letter to District officials demanding they end this annual distribution:

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Florida Naturopath Who Practiced Medicine Without a License is Once Again Making False Health Claims

Earlier this year, we learned that Makayla Sault, an 11-year-old with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, had died. Her disease was treatable with two years of tough chemotherapy and had a nearly 90% survival rate… but Makayla wanted to stop with the chemo and her Ojibwe/First Nations parents were more than happy to oblige, seeking out useless faith-based treatments instead.

Part of the problem was the Makayla was being treated by a “doctor” in Florida, Brian Clement, who was practicing without a license and using treatments with no chance of success.

Why bring him up now?

Because he’s back in Canada and up to his old tricks again:

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After Letting Their Daughter Die of Pneumonia, UK Faith-Healing Parents Are Going to Jail

Brian Kandare and his wife Precious Kandare will both be imprisoned for nearly a decade on manslaughter charges after letting their 8-month-old daughter Rebecca die of a curable disease.

Religion, as usual, looms large in this story:

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