North Carolina Senate Stems the Tide of Religious Thuggery by… Imposing Their Own Religious Thuggery

A few days ago, the Senate in North Carolina tinkered with a bill called the Family, Faith, and Freedom Protection Act of 2013. It had been referred to as the anti-Sharia bill, but that was before the lawmakers pulled a creative switcheroo (or maybe adderoo). The Atlantic explains:

The North Carolina Senate is not only considering an anti-Sharia (or Islamic law) bill passed in the state’s House earlier this year, they’ve tricked it out with a whole new issue. House Bill 695, which began as a cookie-cutter ban on the use of foreign law in family law and custody cases, now would implement several restrictions on abortion services in the state.

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Illinois Family Institute: ‘The Male Homosexual Community Has a Serious Problem with Pedophilia’

A lot of Christians say that they love gay people even if they disagree with their “lifestyle” and that it’s unfair to accuse them of “hating” gay people.

Well, read this article and you’ll see why those accusations are made.

Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute begins her piece by sharing stories of gay couples who did awful things to their children involving child pornography, sexual abuse, and prostitution… just awful, awful things. Of course those parents are to be condemned and put behind bars.

And then she makes the Hateful Leap:

I’m going to make the wildly politically incorrect statement that the male homosexual community has a serious problem with pedophilia…

… the hell?!

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Pastor Claims He Was Curing a Boy’s Headaches… by Sexually Forcing Himself on Him

Special heavenly powers recently descended upon a South African teenager who had gone to church for help fighting his migraines.

More precisely, it was the derrière of pastor Zanokhanyo Mnyukulo that descended — right upon the boy’s groin area.

Nothing to be concerned about — it was all part of the patient’s spiritual treatment.

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Will the United States Become a Theocracy?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Will the United States become a theocracy?

Note: I accidentally called the filibustering Texas state senator Wendy Wright. It’s actually Wendy Davis. My bad.

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She Can’t Say Nice Things About the Atheist Monument Because She Fears ‘Retaliation from Christians’

Laurie Goodstein of the New York Times has a nice story about American Atheists’ monument now up in front of the Bradford County Courthouse:

Most of it rehashes why it’s there in the first place, but I loved two particular bits.

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