This Humanist Group’s Inclusion on the AFA’s Bigotry Map is “Nothing Short of Saintly”

We already know reporters can’t seem to find any reason various Humanist/LGBT/AARP groups were included on the American Family Association’s “Bigotry Map.”

The American University Rationalists and Atheists (now known as the AU humanist Community) made the list — and they’re downright giddy about it:

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Human Trafficking is the Consequence of a “Godless Agenda,” Says Tony Perkins

Pop quiz: Which of the following is NOT found in Levitical law?

A) Prohibition against planting multiple types of crops in the same field

B) Mandated death for disrespectful children

C) Mandated death for slavers and those who fund them

D) Prohibition against seeking those who practice wizardry and have familiar spirits

If you answered C, a death penalty for slavers… you would be correct. It’s not found in Leviticus.

Which isn’t to say that Leviticus has nothing to say about slavery. On the contrary, Leviticus 25 spends plenty of time detailing… well… how to do it:

Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. You can bequeath them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.

Which, oddly, seems to be a piece of scripture missing from Family Research Council president Tony Perkins‘ Bible. You see, on his radio show Thursday, Perkins discussed the human trafficking bill that Republicans had slipped anti-abortion language into. The conversation, predictably, turned toward how we really just need more God in government, when a caller made a preposterous and counter-factual statement.

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California Bill Offering Double Pay on a “Family Holiday” Inadvertently Promotes Christianity

A bill introduced by California State Assembly Member Lorena S. Gonzalez a couple of months ago, called the “Double Pay on the Holiday Act of 2015,” just passed through the Labor committee. And it’s a roundabout way to promote Christianity.

In short, the bill would mandate that employers pay their workers at least “twice the employee’s regular rate of pay” on certain holidays.

Like Christmas and Thanksgiving and nothing else.

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Conrad Black Rails Against the “Shabby, Shallow World of the Militant Atheist”

Conrad Black, hardly a paragon of moral virtue, has plenty to say about “militant atheism” and the National Post gave him an outlet for it:

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Children in London School Instructed Not To Watch Solar Eclipse For “Religious and Cultural Reasons”

But what if RaTonatiuh, and Svarog wanted us to watch the solar eclipse? When children disobey ancient sun deities, what is to become of their immortal souls?

From the U.K. Telegraph (confirmed via the Independent and ITV):

A London primary school was criticized for banning children from watching the eclipse for “religious and cultural reasons.” Pupils at North Primary School in Southall were stopped from watching the solar eclipse directly and had to observe it on screens instead.

Sometimes known as Little India, Southall is a diverse community in west London with a large Hindi population.

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