Jeb Bush Tells Atheist Voter That Christian Bakers Shouldn’t Have to “Participate” in Gay Marriage

Reader Justin Scott, an Iowan who takes his politics seriously, has been going to meet-and-greets with a number of candidates to ask why atheists should consider supporting them.

He recently asked Jeb Bush his thoughts on separation of church and state and whether he supported business owners who discriminated against their customers on the basis of sexual orientation (as we saw in Indiana last year).

Bush said that church/state separation needed to be respected, but then confusingly added that Christian business owners should be allowed to discriminate against gay customers:

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Rand Paul Ignores Question About Why Atheists Should Vote for Him

Reader Justin Scott, an Iowan who takes his politics seriously, has been going to meet-and-greets with a number of candidates to ask why atheists should consider supporting them.

While he’s been able to chat with just about everyone in the race, Rand Paul wouldn’t give him the time of day. He rejected Justin’s question about why conservative atheists should consider voting for him on three separate occasions at the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday night.

Two of them were caught on video:

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Christian Persecution is Driving Voters to Donald Trump, Says Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert

If you were asked, off the top of your head, to come up with a list of potential reasons for the rise of Donald Trump, what would you say?

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You might start with things like (in no particular order) general political dissatisfaction, racism, xenophobia, “Islamophobia,” anger toward President Obama, etc. You may note that some people seem to perceive a disregard for civility as strength; that people perceive his “speak-first-think-later” tendency as openness and honesty; that his carefully crafted tough-no-nonsense-businessman image resonates with those who have spent the last seven years ranting about mom jeans.

But if you asked the Ted Cruz-endorsing Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert? Well, you don’t need a list for that. Gohmert’s answer is as simple as it is steeped in fantasy. As Gohmert explained to Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, people are embracing a king-like narcissist because they’re sick of Christians being persecuted by a king-like narcissist in America.

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Christian Parents File Federal Lawsuit After Daughter Learns About Islam in World History Class

When Fox News’ liar-in-residence Todd Starnes published an article with the headline, “Public school forced my child to convert to Islam,” I assumed it was bullshit. Partly because it’s Starnes, partly because that’s not how public schools work, and partly because it just sounds like something Christians suffering from a persecution complex would say.

It turns out this story is all about a Christian family upset because their daughter learned about Islam in a World History class.

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Just how frivolous is this case? Well, I read the federal lawsuit and looked at the most damning claims made by parents John and Melissa Wood on behalf of their daughter to see if there was any merit to what they said. What I found was that no such discrimination was taking place at La Plata High School in Maryland.

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When Killers Repent and Go to Heaven, What Do Christians Think Happens to Their Victims?

The Christians who love to talk about death-bed conversions never tell you what happens after those people go to Heaven…

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