Mayor of Sioux Falls Says He Will Not Paint Over Religious Snow Plow Messages

Earlier this month, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the city held an event where students from local schools and youth groups painted the plows the city will use when the snow hits.

But when two of the plows, painted by Christian schools, had religious messages, the city had to rethink their plan:



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Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson Tapes “Bibles and Guns” Ad for Congressional Candidate (and Nephew) Zach Dasher

I don’t know what scariest about this new campaign ad for Zach Dasher, running for Congress from Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District: The fact that it features his relative, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson; that it mentions Bibles; that it mentions guns; or that it combines all of that in less than five seconds:



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Afghan Mullah Mercilessly Raped a 10-Year-Old Girl in His Mosque; Court, in a Surprise, Sentences Him To 20 Years

Bravery under fire:

A mullah who raped a 10-year-old girl in his mosque was sentenced to 20 years in prison after a dramatic trial here in Kabul on Saturday during which his accuser, weeping and shaking, summoned the courage to confront him.

The girl’s injuries, the court heard, were horrific (upsetting description, fair warning):

The rape had been so violent that it caused a break in the wall between the vagina and rectum, a fistula, which had to be repaired surgically.

Chances are that if the victim had been of the age of consent, the judge would’ve treated the rape as mere adultery, just as the mullah’s defense lawyers argued he should do in this case; a conviction for adultery would result in both the rapist and the girl undergoing a whipping.

“She cannot commit adultery; she is a child,” [the judge] said. “This is rape.”



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If You’re Looking for Something Scary to Give Away This Halloween…

Mrs. Betty Bowers reminds us that, this Halloween, there’s nothing scarier than the Bible:



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Some More Atheist Street Evangelism… With Analysis

Once again, Anthony Magnabosco has made a video in which he speaks to a stranger about his or her religious beliefs for just five minutes — and then deconstructs the whole conversation afterwards.

This one’s much shorter than his previous attempts:



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