Alabama Supreme Court Justice Violated Ethics on Christian Radio, Says Watchdog Group

When you think of Christian theocrats on the Alabama Supreme Court, Chief Justice Roy Moore probably comes to mind first. He’s the guy who installed a Ten Commandments monument in the courthouse more than a decade ago. But many of the justices could easily fit the description. For example, Tom Parker, who also sits on the bench, believes the Bible supersedes the Constitution.

That alone wouldn’t disqualify him from the bench — Antonin Scalia is on the U.S. Supreme Court, after all — but Parker made comments on Bryan Fischer‘s radio show earlier this month that alluded to a case he’s supposed to be deciding (in an impartial way) very soon.

That’s why the Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a formal complaint against the justice:

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Richard Dawkins Chats with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show

If you missed it last night because of the baseball games or debate, Richard Dawkins appeared on the Daily Show to chat with Trevor Noah about his new book Brief Candle in the Dark:

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Gov. Mike Huckabee: Racism Exists Because of Sin

During a Democratic Presidential debate that was focused on real issues and was noteworthy for its lack of entertainment value (at least compared to the Republican debates), the candidates all gave decent responses to the question of whether black lives matter or all lives matter. The truth is you can say yes to both without being a hypocrite, and the candidates made sure to stress the disproportionately harsh experiences faced by African-Americans in this country.

But leave it to Gov. Mike Huckabee to say something idiotic despite not even being on that stage:

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Teenager Dies from Blunt Force Trauma at the Hands of His Christian Parents and Other Church Members

There was a story making the rounds yesterday about a New York teenager who was beaten to death by his parents and four other members of their church… for reasons that we still don’t understand. But the mystery is part of the problem.

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Let’s Embrace the AFHSQ

AFHSQ is an acronym that stands for Atheist, Freethinker, Humanist, Secularist, and Questioning.

Even in my household, where we can all agree on most things and find acceptance, we still differ on our label to express a version of our “non-belief.” For us, “atheism” seems to attract the strong renegade type while “Humanist” applies to the more amiable thoughtful one.

Many articles have expressed the same frustration, within the scope of atheism itself. Valerie Tarico raised the issue a few years ago:

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