Donald Trump: The IRS Is Auditing Me Because I’m a “Strong Christian”

Donald Trump is doing damage control after last night’s Republican primary debate, during which the other candidates treated him like fool he is, used him as the butt of their jokes, and responded to his insults with clever one-liners of their own.

The biggest controversy of his own creation may have been his remark that the IRS is auditing him, and that’s preventing him from releasing his tax returns. (Even Mitt Romney says that’s not a legitimate excuse and that Trump can indeed release his tax returns.)

But why is Trump getting audited? It’s not because of any potentially shady business dealings, he says. He told CNN it’s because he’s Christian (5:10 mark):

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This is the Disturbing Material Ohio Students Were Taught in a Faith-Based Sex-Ed Program

There is a mountain of evidence showing that abstinence-only sex education does not work. That might be part of the reason President Obama‘s budget recently eliminated funding for such programs. But the problem extends beyond the reality that telling kids not to have sex is like spitting into the wind. And it goes beyond the fact that so many of these programs tell outright lies about safe sex. Though these are good reasons to eliminate abstinence-only education, there’s another one that rarely gets the attention it deserves: these programs are constructed to shame kids who may experience sexual feelings and often rely on religion to do so.

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Take, for example, the state of Ohio.

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Another Candidate for Arizona State House Comes Out as an Atheist

Arizona seems to be the state where atheist politicians come out to play.

This month, we’ve already seen candidacy announcements from atheists Cara Prior (State House) and Scott Prior (State Senate).

We can now add Athena Salman to that list. She’s running for the seat currently held by another atheist politician Juan Mendez, who will be running for State Senate himself.

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Speaking to the Secular Student Alliance at Arizona State University this week, Salman went public with her own atheism as she told the group that she would be running for the State House in District 26. Mendez sat next to her as she gave her speech.

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The Nightly Show Addresses Its Infuriating Panel Discussion About Water on Mars

A few months ago, The Nightly Show hosted a panel discussion about the implications of finding water on Mars. It featured host Larry Wilmore, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and two comedians.

It could have been a great conversation. Instead, the comedians kept interrupting Nye’s explanation of what was happening on Mars with really stupid attempts at jokes.



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An Atheist Delivered a Sermon at a Methodist Church About the Importance of Love and Acceptance

Over the weekend, atheist Darren Garvin was given a chance to address the congregation at The Bridge, a United Methodist Church in Tacoma, Washington.

He used the opportunity to talk about love. And how denying that love to LGBT people is part of what prompted him to leave his faith.

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