Conservative Radio Host: ‘In the Good Old Days… Atheists Were Not Allowed to Run for Office’

Atheist philanthropist Todd Stiefel recently appeared on the Jesse Peterson Radio Show. Peterson is a black, religious, Tea Party advocate who doesn’t think very highly of atheists.

The whole episode was crazy, but two parts stood out in particular. The first occurs at the 4:45 mark, after Todd talks about how Gallup polls have shown that people would not vote for atheists even if they were qualified members of their own political party:

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Is There a Problem with the Evangelical Adoption Movement? An Interview with Kathryn Joyce

After Mother Jones published an excerpt from journalist Kathryn Joyce‘s new book The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption last month, the Christian media went into defense mode. The excerpt offered a rarely-seen view into overseas adoptions, where children can sometimes be taken away from their (very much alive) birth parents, who are led to believe the separation is only temporary.

So what’s the real story? Are these criticisms valid?

I sent many of the questions I had to Kathryn Joyce and she was kind enough to respond (via email):

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Mayoral Candidate ‘Endorsed by Jesus Christ’ Finishes in Last Place

Yesterday, the city of North Miami, Florida held elections for Mayor. The election was notable for the rest of us because candidate Anna L. Pierre claimed she was endorsed by Jesus Christ:

It turns out Pierre didn’t fare so well:

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After Seeing Painting of Hindu Deity, Virginia County Officials Decide to Hang Ten Commandments in Government Building

Back in February, Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia celebrated the opening of its 80th season with the unveiling of a mural painted by artist D.R. Mullins. The mural “was designed to reflect the theater’s global reach and its past” and included an image of the Hindu god Shiva:

“The Eastern influence, I wanted to show everybody who comes to Barter we’re not necessarily a regional theater, we’re world famous,” [Mullins] said. “I think it speaks of Barter’s continuing trend to go multicultural.”

Well, that’s one way to do it. In any case, no one in their right mind would see this as some endorsement of Hinduism. The artist didn’t say that and no one would take him seriously even if he did.

But community members aren’t happy about it. They took their complaints to the Washington County Board of Supervisors and the city officials decided to take action by… unanimously voting to put up the Ten Commandments on government property:

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Gallup Poll Finds ‘Nones’ Most Likely to be Pro-Choice

A new Gallup poll finds that people who claim no religious faith — atheists, agnostics, and (annoyingly) people who are “spiritual but not religious” — are most likely to be “pro-choice” and least likely to be “pro-life”:

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