If the Mormon Church is Punishing Children of Gay Parents, I’m Resigning My Membership

Dear LDS Church,

It is amazing how much you’ve changed since my early Mormon upbringing. So many of the teachings have evolved over time.



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Colorado Mayor Who Put Ten Commandments Monument Outside City Hall Arrested for Shoplifting

In 2001, the ACLU filed a lawsuit over a Ten Commandments monument outside the new City Hall building in Grand Junction, Colorado. It was a Christian symbol — everybody knew that — so it had no place on government property.

Knowing that they would likely lose the lawsuit, the city council members decided to put a disclaimer on the monument saying it was “not meant to endorse any particular system of religious belief.” Which is bullshit. They also created a “Cornerstones of Law and Liberty” plaza, retroactively creating a secular context for the monument, so it would be seen alongside other historical markers like the Magna Carta, Mayflower Compact, Declaration of Independence, and the preamble to the Bill of Rights.

It cost the taxpayers $64,000… and it worked. The lawsuit didn’t go anywhere.

Reford Theobold was the council member (and two-time Mayor) who led this charge, running up the taxpayers’ tab so the Ten Commandments monument could remain outside City Hall.

Which is why it’s especially interesting to learn what Theobold just got arrested for:

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Republican Candidates Speak at Event Hosted by Pastor Who Wants Gay People Put to Death

There’s really nothing the Republican Presidential candidates can say anymore that will lose them any support. The more outlandish the claims, the more the base loves them.

So why not speak at a conference hosted by a Christian pastor who wants gay people to die?

That’s what Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, and Bobby Jindal did on Friday at an event hosted by Pastor Kevin Swanson:



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Five-Year-Old Boy Has Psychic Powers, Says Neuroscientist Who Apparently Believes Anything

There’s a story making the rounds about how five-year-old Ramses Sanguino has telepathic powers. What’s really selling the story is that the headlines point out how a neuroscientist is studying him. That makes it legit, right?!



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Texas Attorney General Says “In God We Trust” on Government Vehicles is Perfectly Legal

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released an official statement the other day defending the use of “In God We Trust” stickers on the vehicles of police departments and sheriff’s offices (and even ambulances):



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