The Archbishop Never Should Have Gone After the Girl Scouts

Last week, St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson told priests, scout leaders, and parishioners that they should dissociate from the Girl Scouts because of the organization’s “continued promotion of contraception and ‘abortion rights’,” its promotion of feminists like Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan, and its inclusion of transgender members.

Samantha Bee explored that story last night, highlighting Carlson’s hypocrisy when it comes to sound judgment:


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If We Were Really Made in God’s Image, Things Would Look Very Weird

Someone should have reminded God that we can’t all look like Him:


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Does the Bible Really Have All the Answers?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses the recent Bible-based dustup between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.


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One Woman’s Fight to Stop Deadly Accusations of Witchcraft in India

In India, where superstitions run rampant and accusations of witchcraft can be a deathwish for women like it was Salem in the 1600s, Birubala Rabha is fighting to protect them.

Journalist Vikram Singh documented her work for the New York Times:


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What a Mormon Leader Really Meant When He Said “There Are No Homosexual Members of the Church”

I don’t feel good about this, but I think I have to defend Mormon Elder David A. Bednar.

At an event last week, a Chilean questioned asked the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles member a straightforward question: “How can homosexual members of the church live and remain steadfast in the gospel?” Or, to put it another way, can gays and lesbians be faithful Mormons?

We know the Mormon Church is bigoted at its core. We know they fought the Boy Scouts of America from accepting gay scout leaders. We know they now punish children of gay parents unless those kids denounce their parents’ relationship.

But Bednar’s response to the question seemed even worse than all of that:


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