Alabama Legislator: Don’t Buy Goods from Non-Christian Store Owners Because It’ll Fund Terrorism

Alabama State Rep. Alan Harper made a sensible plea to his constituents on Monday, telling them to buy “American” when they go shopping or get gas this holiday season. He wouldn’t be the only politician saying something like that, but he may be the only one who followed it up with a helpful hint for where people shouldn’t spend their money:



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Joshua Feuerstein Tries and Fails to Rationalize His Video Calling for Attacks on Planned Parenthood

The other day, I posted a video clip in which Christian evangelist
Joshua Feuerstein told his followers to go after doctors who provide abortion services.

This wasn’t metaphorical, either. He said very clearly in the clip: “I say, tonight, we punish Planned Parenthood. I think it’s time that abortion doctors should have to run and hide and be afraid for their life.”



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Ted Cruz Deflects Planned Parenthood Criticism by Linking Democrats and Violent Felons

Politicians will do just about anything to avoid talking about certain subjects. Like, for instance, when a domestic terrorist uses convenient lies about Planned Parenthood that were perpetuated by politicians as possible justification to kill three and wound nine. Obviously, no politician who had any part in propagating those lies is going to want to admit they screwed up. So what do they do?

If you’re Ted Cruz, you deflect all criticism by saying the Democrats are the real fans of violent offenders.



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On Giving Tuesday, Support a Humanist Group Making the World a Better Place

As I mentioned last month, Foundation Beyond Belief, a wonderful non-profit I work with, is in the middle of its #HumanistsCare challenge, and we’d love your support. Any donations go toward supporting our beneficiaries, helping on-the-ground volunteers in the U.S. and overseas (we currently have a team in Ghana), and providing resources in emergency disaster situations.

You can make a donation right now. Not only will the first $20,000 raised be matched, effectively doubling your gift, there are all sorts of prizes available to those who give:



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Donald Trump’s Laughable, Humiliating Black Clergy Summit

Donald Trump is winning over the Religious Right. That’s weird for a number of reasons, and also highlights the fact that Christian leaders aren’t always as influential as they hope to be. So while yesterday’s news may not translate in the polls, Trump’s hysterical stumble is still worth a laugh.

It all started with Trump and a scheduled meeting with 100 black religious leaders. He has long promised supportersĀ that he would “get the black vote” (despite polling at 3 to 10 percent among black voters) and had assumed that this meeting was a formality in gaining the endorsement of these black leaders, which would, in theory, bolster his claims.

Unsurprisingly, he was wrong:



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