“In God We Trust” Stickers on Police Cars Lead to Dueling Protests in Florida

Bonifay, Florida is another city where the local police chief has put “In God We Trust” stickers on all the department’s vehicles for reasons that *totally* have nothing to do with Jesus. (All hail Jesus.)

It’s a decision that led to dueling protests over the weekend:



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Donald Trump: I Don’t Know If I’ll Campaign for Atheist Votes Since They “Might Not Like Me”

We know Donald Trump calls himself religious (“I go to church”) and is trying to win over the GOP’s conservative base, even if he’s horrible at speaking Christian-ese.

Given his attempts to reach out to religious voters, Trump was asked at a recent campaign stop in Iowa whether he would also try to get the votes of atheists:



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Is This Islam-Themed Porn Movie Pure Hotness, or a “Fetishistic Fantasy Rooted in a White Savior Complex”?

If you like porn and you have a burning desire to get edumacated on the different types of Islamic women’s garments, I guess you could turn to the upcoming porn feature Women of the Middle East for, um, enlightenment. It features four scenes that each show

… a different type of veil — hijab, niqab, khimar, and burqa. [E]ach scene is meant to highlight or provide social commentary on a different aspect of women’s status in the Islamic world.

I don’t envy Vice author Mark Hay, who finds himself selling a bit of titillation in his article about the super-smutty film, while at the same time touting his culturally sensitive bona fides. Vice‘s headline reads “Shockingly, a Porno Featuring Hijabis and Niqabis Is Not Very Sensitive Toward Islam,” and Hay adds that

While the script tries to mix up the status quo of white male domination of brown women with a scene featuring a dominant veiled woman, and attempts to portray the lesser-seen world of conservative Muslim prostitution, it does so very ham-fistedly. What pops out may not be a demur [sic] hijabi getting gangbanged by aggressive Americans, but it’s still a fetishistic fantasy rooted in a white savior complex with a heavy garnish of Arabo-Muslim stereotypes.



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Columnist Trashes “The Book of Mormon” Musical… Even Though He Didn’t See It

“The Book of Mormon” musical recently opened in Salt Lake City for the first time and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. (As it should be, because that musical is fantastic.)

Jim Bennett, however, is not a fan. He slammed the show in a critique for the Mormon Church-owned Deseret News:

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The Science-y New Trailer for Zoolander 2

The trailer for the upcoming Zoolander sequel is out and it includes a brief tour of the galaxy, a Stephen Hawking-like narrator, and a question that has stumped Christian apologists for centuries:



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