UFC Fighter Chooses God Over Padding, Breaks Rib

It sounds like UFC Featherweight fighter José Aldo has taken too many hits to the head. After he withdrew from a fight last month with a rib injury, UFC President Dana White criticized his training methods, saying that Aldo might have avoided breaking his rib if he’d worn proper padding. Aldo fired back in a Brazilian press conference, claiming that body pads are irrelevant since he has the protection of a Higher Power.

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Judge Tells Kentucky Clerk She Must Issue Gay Marriage Licenses Despite Her Faith-Based Objections

Last month, Rowan County (Kentucky) Clerk Kim Davis told a gay couple she would not sign their marriage license because it went against her Christian faith. Even though the Supreme Court already ruled gay couples had a right to marry, and even though Davis herself had been married four times.

That couple (along with three others) sued Davis for refusing to do her job as a government official. Last night, a judge ruled that Davis was in the wrong:

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Kentucky Officials Want to Revise School Calendars So the Noah’s Ark Theme Park Can Make More Money

A lot of public schools are already back in session, and even more will go back in the next week or so. That’s too early, according to Kentucky State Senators Damon Thayer and Chris Girdler, who plan to file Senate Bill 129 very soon. That bill would require public schools to begin no earlier than the “first Monday closest to Aug. 26,” essentially pushing the starting date to September, close to Labor Day. If passed, the bill would go into effect a year from now.

Why bother with all that?

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Pastor Defending Nativity Scene on Public Property is Indistinguishable from a Parody in The Onion

The city of Belen, New Mexico has a Nativity Scene permanently displayed on public property, and the Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent Mayor Jerah Cordova a letter warning him against the government’s promotion of Christianity.

Cordova has no plans to budge, though. Because, you know, the Bible.

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Florida Sheriff Says on Facebook That Pro-Christian Anthem Will Now Be County’s Theme Song

One month ago, Bay County (Florida) Sheriff Frank McKeithen decided to put “In God We Trust” stickers on every patrol car in his department:

McKeithen didn’t even hide behind the “It’s the National Motto!” defense. He came right out and said “we should display our morals and values” on the cars.

But maybe you could argue he’s still speaking in code. He’s not explicitly promoting religion.

Well, the other day on Facebook, McKeithen announced the county’s new theme song: Diamond Rio’s “In God We Still Trust”:

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