Turkish Parliament Speaker Wants To Ditch Secular Law, Move to Religion-Based Constitution

I don’t know a better alternative to democracy, but democracy sure can be scary. If, hypothetically, we let Americans vote in a referendum on whether they want to keep the already-porous wall between state and church intact, I wouldn’t bet that a majority is going to stand up for the First Amendment and its Establishment Clause.

That’s by way of introducing you to Turkey’s parliament speaker Ismail Kahraman, who wants to substitute Turkey’s secular constitution for a religious one. That’s completely at odds with founding father Mustafa Kemal Atatürk‘s vision of a secular republic. But Kahraman’s proposal might not prove to be that unpopular in a country where more than 90 percent of the population is said to identify as Muslim.

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Anti-LGBT North Carolina Attorney General Candidate Tells Voters to “Keep Our State Straight”

North Carolina State Senator Buck Newton, a sponsor of the anti-trans bathroom bill that has ruined the state’s reputation and a candidate for attorney general, made a remarkable comment on Monday during a campaign rally:

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It’s About To Be Legal For Tennessee Counselors to Deny Mental Health Services Based On Religion

Tennessee is on the brink of legalizing faith-based discrimination in a particularly despicable way.

In mid-April, the state passed HB1840, which allows therapists and counselors to deny services to people — including children — if treating them would “violate sincerely held principles.” Today is the last day Gov. Bill Haslam can veto the bill or it will become law.

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Ted Cruz Picks Carly Fiorina As His Running Mate… in a Race They’re Both Going to Lose

Ted Cruz is set to announce that Carly Fiorina will be his running mate — which, let’s face it, only matters in the fantasy election taking place in his head.

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Explaining the Evangelical Christian Boycott of Target: Liberal Redneck Edition

Trae Crowder, the Liberal Redneck, is shocked that white people are boycotting Target for no good reason at all:

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