Sen. Orrin Hatch Complains About Church/State Separation During Senate Speech

Yesterday, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) delivered a lengthy speech about religious liberty in which he spoke out against what he called the “fundamentally flawed foundation” of church/state separation:



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Conservative Christians Are Mad at American Girl Magazine for Showing a Picture of Gay Parents

The November/December issue of American Girl magazine features an article about foster care and it includes this picture of a family that went through the process:

The Conservative Christian group One Million Moms, which cares so little about honesty that its own name is a lie, is furious that gay parents were included in the piece. I guess they’re angry that the magazine photoshopped out the devil horns?

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Half of the New Canadian Cabinet Members Chose to Skip “So Help Me God” in Their Oaths of Office

Yesterday, as new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was sworn in, a lot of attention went to the makeup of his 31-member cabinet. When asked why he felt it was so important to have a gender-balanced cabinet, Trudeau answered very bluntly, “Because it’s 2015.”

That’s a great answer. Also worth noting, though, is that half of his cabinet did not swear in with a religious oath. Instead, they opted to take a Solemn Affirmation that didn’t include any mention of God:



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Dr. Ben Carson: “Joseph Built the Pyramids to Store Grain”

Yesterday, Dr. Ben Carson proved once again that you can be brilliant in one field and batshit crazy in all the other ones.

Speaking in 1998 at a graduation ceremony for Andrews University (a school affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist church), Carson told the students his personal theory of why the pyramids were built (around the 3:45 mark):



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Seth Meyers Takes a Closer Look at the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance Vote

Last night, Seth Meyers broke down the despicable scare tactics that were used on voters to get them to overturn the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance:



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