Seminary President Films Video for Openly Secular Campaign

Following in the footsteps of Rep. Barney Frank, Penn & Teller, Bill Maher, Julia Sweeney, and members of the symphonic metal band Nightwish, President of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Danny Akin has recorded a video explaining why he’s “openly secular”:

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A Duggar Family Response to the Child Molestation Scandal, Courtesy of Funny or Die

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar *finally* responded in some depth to the allegations that their son Josh molested his sisters severals years ago:

I’m just shocked they decided to do it at Funny or Die

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In Swing States, Christians are Fading and Nones are Rising

Maybe if we keep giving politicians reason to pay attention to those of us without religion, some of them (hi, Bernie Sanders!) will take the hint.

Using the Pew Research Center’s 2007 Religious Landscape survey and their own 2014 American Values Atlas, the Public Religion Research Institute took a look at the religious demographic changes in the political swing states.

They found that, down the line, every state is losing Christians and gaining people without religion.

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We Need More Liberals Willing to Critique Islam, Says Ex-Muslim Leader

The American Humanist Association just uploaded several videos from its recent conference in Denver. I’ll post a few of them over the next day or so, but the crown jewel so far has to be Sarah Haider‘s speech about the necessity of liberal critiques of Islam.

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Locked Out of My Own Facebook Page… Please Help?

I don’t know what to do. Maybe someone out there can help me out?

Last night, my personal Facebook account was hacked. I went through the site’s security protocol and regained access to my account this morning.

But it looks like whoever got into my account removed both me and my co-administrator from the Friendly Atheist Facebook page. While it looks like the spam has stopped posting, we can’t access it at all. This is a page we’ve spent a lot of time developing and have even purchased ads for. It has nearly 100,000 subscribers right now.

I’ve reported the page as my intellectual property, but I’m worried they’ll just shut it down, which is not what I want. Even though I created the page, there seems to be no way to show Facebook that it should still be mine. I didn’t relinquish control voluntarily, and there’s nowhere to tell Facebook “I was hacked last night, and that’s when the admin privileges were changed, so please revert back to what it used to be!”

My only option, the site tells me, is to contact the page’s admins and try to “resolve” our dispute. That doesn’t help me. I also left a post through the site’s official Help forum. No response yet.

Every route Facebook asks me to take to secure my account point back to my personal page, which I’ve already done and which isn’t fixing this matter. I’ve changed the password and can do the multiple-factor authentication, but that’s not at issue here.

If you have any advice, or know anyone at Facebook who can fix this (one of you have to be reading this, right…?) I would really appreciate your help. I’d be happy to make a donation to your favorite charity, too.

I’m about to get on a plane right now. But if you have any suggestions or I’m missing something obvious, you can reach me here. I’m just frustrated this is so difficult to fix when the problem seems so easy to resolve.

One easy way to help would be to upvote this question on the Facebook help forum so that maybe someone will see it.

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