In U.S., (Non-)Religiosity and Political Preference Are Heavily Linked. That’s Terrible News For the GOP.

The team at the Washington Post had a clever idea when looking at the Gallup numbers that came out a week ago.

… Gallup released a 50-state study of the most and least religious states in the country. We took the data … and overlaid it with the 2012 presidential election results. Here‘s what we found. The 19 most religious states — ranked by Gallup as those who identify as “very religious” — all went for former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in 2012.



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150 Questions for Creationists: A Response to Buzzfeed’s Column

After seeing Buzzfeed’s list of questions from Creationists following the Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate, YouTube-r Jaclyn Glenn asked her viewers to take pictures of their own questions for Creationists and she compiled them in this lovely video:



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10 Things I Didn’t Know About Neil deGrasse Tyson Until After Reading His Profile in the New Yorker

The upcoming issue of the New Yorker includes a lengthy profile by Rebecca Mead of astrophysicist and host of the upcoming “Cosmos” reboot Neil deGrasse Tyson. Unfortunately, the article is behind a paywall, but here are some of the more interesting nuggets of information I didn’t know (or didn’t think about) before reading the piece:



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Fox News’ Todd Starnes Reacts to Openly Gay Football Player

Within hours of University of Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam, an NFL prospect, coming out as gay, Fox News’ Todd Starnes had an apology for his readers:



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Atheist in the Bible Belt: A Documentary

Just before Christmas last year, the Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters produced and aired a half-hour documentary called “Atheist in the Bible Belt” that featured several local atheists talking about why they don’t believe in God (among other things). It’s worth noting that most of the speakers are atheists of color, which is a pretty nice change of pace. The video is now available online (with permission of the Black Nonbelievers).

Check it out!



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