Ted Cruz Will Save Us from Single Moms and Their Anchor Babies, Says Wisconsin Representative

Living in Wisconsin, I’m unfortunately already familiar with Rep. Glenn Grothman from his time in the state legislature.


In those days, he was tackling important issues facing our state… like proposing a bill that would update state educational materials to list single parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse. And explaining that pay inequality is just the result of money being more important to men than women. And declaring it’s “a little bit ridiculous” that people have to have a day off every week.

And now he’s endorsing Ted Cruz for the worst possible reason.

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Atheist Mayor in the UK Says She Won’t Participate in Obligatory Religious Civic Ceremonies

Eleanor Cohen is the next mayor of Totnes (England) and she’s already making her mark. The atheist says she will not participate in religious ceremonies like her predecessors:


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God’s Not Dead 2 Producer Doesn’t Get Why Atheists Might Be Offended By His Film

In case you hadn’t heard, God’s Not Dead 2 will be out in theaters in a couple of weeks — the premiere, appropriately, is on April Fools’ Day.

The plot is a variation on the original film. Melissa Joan Hart plays a high school teacher who quotes the Bible in class, only to be sued by a student who believes in separation of church and state. Then there’s a trial.

All of this, I guess, makes sense to persecuted Christians, even though there’s not a single instance of that ever happening. (Though I’ll admit a movie about a church/state separation group sending emails back and forth with a school district, which is what normally happens, wouldn’t be nearly as entertaining.)

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Mormon Lesbian Teen Was Forced to Carry Backpack of Stones to “Feel the Burden of Being Gay”

The Mormon Church may have formally renounced anti-gay “reparative therapy,” but that doesn’t erase its effects.

In Saving Alex, a book released this month, 21-year-old Alex Cooper recalls her experiences of being beaten and tortured for eight months as “therapy” for being gay. She was 15 when she came out to her Mormon parents in 2009. After first kicking her out, they dropped her off with an unlicensed Mormon couple in Utah, Tiana and Johnny Siale, so they could try to “cure” her.


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Atheist Group Wants to Put Up “Genocide and Incest Park” Billboard Outside Ark Encounter

The Tri-State Freethinkers are frustrated that there’s a museum perpetuating the Noah’s Ark story opening up in Kentucky this summer. So they’re responding in their own way by raising money for a billboard reminding everyone what the story also represents:


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