Let’s Hope the Guy That Donald Trump Might Shoot Doesn’t Shoot Back

As you know by now, Donald Trump told a crowd yesterday that, according to some of his followers, he’s so invincible right now that he “could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and [he] wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?… It’s, like, incredible.”

It makes you wonder how devoid of morals his supporters are that they wouldn’t flinch in their support of him even if Trump turned out to be a murderer.

Some Christians they are. The only thing that would have made the speech better is if Trump followed up his shooting comment with one about how much he loves the Bible.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Settles Longstanding Fights on The Late Show

It doesn’t matter how meaningful or meaningless the debate is, Neil deGrasse Tyson will put an end to it. He appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to settle those Friday Night Fights.

But not before talking about the newly discovered “ninth planet.” (That alone was worth the price of admission.)

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Cosmos Was About Your Mother

If Carl Sagan told crude jokes about your mother, I assume it would sound like this:

A breaktaking photo of your mother.


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The Complicated Intersection Between Evangelical Christianity and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Would evangelical Christians say that black lives matter?

Of course they would.

Would evangelical Christians support the #BlackLivesMatter movement?

Now things get more complicated.

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Because the movement is more closely tied to liberal politics, because it involves supporting LGBT black lives, because it’s critical of law enforcement, conservative evangelicals are having a tough time getting on board with an idea that supporters would say is simply about civil rights and fighting against institutional racism.

Mark Oppenheimer writes in today’s New York Times about the struggle facing these Christians and the reactions from both sides after a supporter of the movement spoke at a major Christian conference.

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Judge Dismisses Humanist Lawsuit Against Colorado School District That Promoted Christianity

This past June, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center sent a letter to the Douglas County School District in Colorado detailing extensive evidence that officials at Highlands Ranch High School and Cougar Run Elementary School, in their capacities as district employees, were promoting Christianity and raising money for a Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ mission trip.

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The FCA made it clear why they were going to Guatemala: “… our group’s primary goal is to share the love and hope of Jesus.”

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