Evolution Really Went Downhill After That

(via Rubes by Leigh Rubin. Thanks to Lesa for the link)

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Man Poses as Target on Facebook, Then Comically Responds to Complaints about Gender Neutrality

After Target announced that they’d be doing away with gender-specific labeling in their toy and children’s bedding aisles, the conservative crowd went into total meltdown mode. A storm of people took to Target’s Facebook page to air their grievances, accuse the chain of pandering to liberalism, and announce a boycott (I give it a month, tops).

Fortunately, someone was handling these complaints in a timely fashion.

Unfortunately for the complainers, that someone was Mike Melgaard, a self-described “troll,” posing as a Target customer service agent.

He went by the handles “Ask ForHelp” and “Target Customer Service” — complete with the Target logo avatar. Hilarity ensued.

Here are our 10 favorites responses:



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Pro-Abstinence Speaker Yells at Students About Pre-Marital Sex

If you watched the John Oliver video about the problems with sex education in America, you caught a glimpse of Pam Stenzel, a Christian speaker who promotes abstinence before marriage.

If you’re unfamiliar with her, you may want to check out this extended version of her talk. It’s all about the horrors of pre-marital sex — which is always, always a terrible thing, don’t you know.

The talk includes the words “cancer” and “scarred fallopian tubes.”



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Jehovah’s Witnesses Reject Blood Transfusions, but Doctors Are Finding New Ways to Save Their Lives

There’s a saying that creativity comes from limits, not freedom. When you’re confined to work within certain parameters, and the easiest options aren’t available, you really have to dig deep to solve your problems.

It’s something doctors have had to grapple with when working with Jehovah’s Witnesses. The religion famously prohibits blood transfusions, and any Witness who accepts it will essentially be shunned for life. Children have died as a result of their parents not allowing a transfusion to take place.



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Couple Accused of Sexually Abusing Child for Years, Using the Old Testament to Justify Their Actions

In a horrific story coming out of Port St. Lucie, Florida, a 21-year-old woman says her caretakers physically and sexually abused her for most of her teenage years, using the Bible to justify their actions.

It began when the woman was 13. After her biological mother died, she was taken in by Rob and Marie Johnson (below). Rob was related to the mother. The abuse began almost immediately:



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