Louisiana Legislator: We Shouldn’t Adopt King James Bible As State Book Because It’s Not Inclusive of All Christians

We learned a couple of weeks ago that Louisiana Republican State Rep. Thomas Carmody wants to turn a copy of the King James Bible into the official state book:

Yesterday afternoon, the House Committee on Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs voted 8-5 in favor of sending the bill to the full House — but many of the committee members had a problem with the legislation.

About damn time, right? Surely someone there would be a voice of reason, explaining how the KJV, a Bible that not even all Christians use, shouldn’t be the official book for a diverse state!

And that voice of reason was Rep. Stephen Ortego:

“Let’s make this more inclusive of other Christian faiths, more than just the ones that use the King James version.”



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The Last Supper: Nigerian Child Bride, Forced Into Marriage, Poisons Her Husband

Pesticide was on the menu when Wasila Umaru, a young teenager, cooked a meal for her new husband and his friends.



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Evangelical Christians are Fighting a Losing Battle Against Civil Rights for LGBT People

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how evangelical Christians are fighting a losing battle against civil rights for LGBT people:

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God, Too, is Subject to Forces of Evolution

The Onion just confirmed it:



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Pseudohistorian David Barton Cites Bible Passage About Driving Out Demons as Inspiration for the U.S. Constitution

The team at Right Wing Watch has a game going on where they just watch every speech given by Christian pseudohistorian David Barton just to see what new lies he’ll tell next. The most recent one is so far-fetched, it’s amazing that even his already-gullible audiences haven’t called him out on it yet.

In a speech given at the Victory Christian Center in Austin, Texas last month, Barton explained how the Founding Fathers cited the Bible, specifically Luke 11:20, as the reason we have a written Constitution in our country.



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