Here’s How We Could See an Atheist Member of Congress in 2016

At the moment, there are no openly non-theistic members of Congress. There was Rep. Pete Stark up until 2012… and then nobody.

But there’s reason to think that could change in 2016.

Here’s how it would work.

Last month, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) announced that she would be retiring after nearly three decades in the Senate.



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Top Doctors Ask Columbia University to Remove Dr. Oz from Faculty for “Promoting Quack Treatments and Cures”

Dr. Mehmet Oz isn’t just a TV host. He’s a real doctor (a good one at that) who holds a very credible position as the Vice Chair of Columbia University’s Department of Surgery. That’s incredibly frustrating to leaders in the medical community since Oz has come to be known for his bullshit peddling as much as surgical abilities.

To that end, top doctors across the country wrote a letter to the Columbia University’s dean of medicine Lee Goldman this week, urging the school to distance itself from Oz:



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When Amber Was Religious, She Fought a Preschool Prayer and Got Bullied by Christians… Now She’s an Atheist

In 2013, during a Texas preschool’s “graduation” ceremony, one of the teachers urged a student to say “In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Amber Barnhill (below) was a parent at that ceremony and was surprised by what she heard. She didn’t want to make a big deal out of it — it was probably just an innocent mistake, right? So she just had a chat with the teacher to let her know the problem:



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This Swingers Club Was Banned from Opening Near a Christian School… Until the Owners Rebranded It As a Church

Earlier this year, a swingers club wanted to open up right across from Goodpasture Christian School in Nashville, Tennessee. Not on purpose, of course, but because it was in a good location. It’s not like the two would have anything to do with each other.

Still, it wasn’t long before the local city council passed a zoning regulation that would ban the club from that particular area.

But the founders of “The Social Club” have figured out a loophole: They’ll just rebrand themselves as a church:



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The Rise of Christian Robots

The Daily Show‘s Jordan Klepper explores the future of Christianity.

It involves hipsters and robots. Or something like that.



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