North Carolina Official Rejects Non-Christian Prayers at Meetings. “If They Don’t Like It, Stay the Hell Away”

After years of reciting only Christian prayers at meetings, a judge ruled earlier this week that the Rowan County Board of Commissioners (in North Carolina) had violated the Constitution.

Carrol Mitchem (below), the chairman of the neighboring Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, saw this whole controversy play out over the past few years and he’s determined to… um… repeat history:



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Missouri Satanist, Forced to Wait 72 Hours Before Abortion, Says in Lawsuit Her Religious Freedom is Being Violated

Last week, I wrote about “Mary,” a Missouri native who wants an abortion but has to navigate an unnecessary obstacle.

… Planned Parenthood of St. Louis is currently the only abortion provider in the state. Not only does Mary live hundreds of miles away, but there is also a dehumanizing 72 hour waiting period between her initial appointment and the procedure itself. This means that Mary must either find lodging or make the trip twice. She doesn’t have the means to do this.

As it turns out, though, Missouri also has its own version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act which provides a defense for people who believe the law restricts their free exercise of religion.

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In Praise of Life (Let’s Ditch the Cult of Longevity)

You are going to die.

If this troubles you, it shouldn’t; you should get over it and get on with living.

Here’s why.

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Faith-Healer Adam Miller Sues YouTuber for Calling Him Out on His Claims

This is faith-healer Adam Miller:

His currently-unavailable website is full of the sort of language that only Deepak Chopra would appreciate:

We are never separated from our core self. One’s pure self. We know it well. And innately we truly know where to go to discover the changes we need. The discovery is in the connection. And holiness is our birthright. The Universe runs all existence and the same energy of life-source streams and animates all. It is in the return to this knowing, in learning the guidelines, and in seeing ones circumstances for what they allow that creates miraculous transformations.

Riiiiight.

A glimpse at his website (oh, we can still access it) shows just how awful a person this guy is. Miller claims that he can heal:

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Christian Right Leader: LGBT Rights Supporters Are Just Like ISIS

Joseph Backholm, the Executive Director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington, would like to explain to everyone how those of us who support LGBT rights and equal protection under the law are *totally* like ISIS:



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