There’s an Alabama Supreme Court Justice Laser-Focused on Overturning Roe v. Wade (and It’s Not Roy Moore)

There’s a fundamentalist Christian judge on the Alabama Supreme Court who has every intention of being a judicial activist. He believes the Bible matters more than the Constitution when it comes to law.

And he’s not Chief Justice Roy Moore.

Nope. There’s another guy just like him, though, and journalist Nina Martin writes about how Judge Tom Parker may be the “biggest threat to abortion rights in a generation”:

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The Dishonesty of Some of Sam Harris’ Foes (Who Clearly Know Better But Smear Him Anyway)

Yesterday morning, this is what Sam Harris woke up to:

Some person who goes by the name of @dan_verg_ on Twitter took the most easily misunderstood sentence in The End of Faith out of (its absolutely essential) context, attached it to a scary picture of me, and declared me a “genocidal fascist maniac.Then Reza Aslan retweeted it. An hour later, Glenn Greenwald retweeted it again.

Here, in its original form, is the (slightly altered) quote that was so eagerly disseminated:

“Some propositions are so dangerous that it may even be ethical to kill people for believing them.”

Sounds serious.

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Church Sign of the Day

Seen in rural Oklahoma.

Is that your considered legal opinion, pastor?

(via Reddit)

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So Far This Year in London, There Have Been 27 Cases of “Witchcraft”-Related Child Abuse

Fourteen years ago, London’s Metropolitan Police recorded its first case of abuse stemming from accusations of witchcraft against a child. This year so far, it has recorded 27.

The majority of these cases spring from a fundamentalist interpretation of Christianity, blended with other supernatural concepts. NBC News reports:

Most of the cases involve pastors or religious leaders in African communities who have incorporated elements of witchcraft or spirit possession into their version of fundamentalist Christianity. These beliefs are widely held in countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo…

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One of the Best College Football Players in the Country is an Atheist… Maybe

The blogger at Reason Reaction recently began chatting with a college football player who happens to be a starter at a major school (in that they’re constantly mentioned in discussions about the best teams in the country).

It turns out this player is an atheist. Because of that, he didn’t reveal his identity or school, but he agreed to do an interview:

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