Religious Group to Bless Ohio Abortion Clinic

In a world where Congress is trying to defund the largest provider of women’s healthcare in the nation over debunked propaganda, and restrictions on access to reproductive healthcare are reaching perilous highs, it’s always nice to see a group standing up for a woman’s right to choose, even if that support is coming from unlikely corners.

How unlikely? Well, how about a group of religious leaders in Ohio?

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Britain’s Extremism Disruption Orders Are Just Another Form of Extremism

Extremism disruption orders (EDOs) are not a new thing in Britain. The orders are meant to do what the name implies: disrupt extremist behavior through legal action in order to tamper down on those who promote hatred or violence. The concept was introduced as a means of combating religious extremists, primarily by going after Islamic extremists in a climate where terrorism has people whipped into a state of near constant fear about Muslims.

But Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron (below) continues to push the envelope.



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ESPN’s Outside the Lines Will Devote an Episode to Arian Foster’s Godlessness

Two months ago, NFL star Arian Foster (a four-time Pro Bowler) told ESPN The Magazine‘s Tim Keown that he didn’t believe in a Higher Power:

It wasn’t a shock to those of us who, years ago, read about how he planned to teach his daughter about the Flying Spaghetti Monster and often tweeted things you wouldn’t expect from a religious individual. But he had never come right out as non-religious until that moment.

He elaborated in a video filmed for the Openly Secular campaign:



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Community College Advisory Council Eliminates Pledge of Allegiance From Meetings, Leading to Uproar

The Hillsborough Community College (Florida) Advisory Council did something sensible this week: The dropped the Pledge of Allegiance from their meetings.

At first, they did it to save time, but news reports say there was also a heated discussion about the Pledge’s “appropriateness in an institution of higher learning which fosters academic freedom and structured dissent against authority.” (The group’s chair, Sunshine Gibbons, disputes that report, but doesn’t deny the Pledge is no longer a part of meetings.)



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California Pastor Scared Vampires Are Polluting Our Minds

In the era of Netflix and chill, one thing has become apparent: we heathens love us some entertainment. And there’s a lot to love out there. Maybe we could have done without that whole 50 Shades fad, but we’re living in a new golden age of television and basking in the brilliance of folks like Tatiana Maslany and Joss Whedon while wondering why Leonardo DiCaprio still doesn’t have an Oscar and hoping against hope that Disney won’t mess up the next Star Wars film and…

And I’m rambling. The point is that we’re a culture that celebrates entertainment as both art and a balm for the soul/escape from boredom, and shamelessly so.

Apparently that’s been very upsetting for founder and lead pastor of Westside Christian Fellowship Shane Idleson.

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