Samantha Bee gives a tremendous history lesson on the Religious Right.

Daaaaaaaamn. [Read more…]

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Jehovah’s Witnesses (who follow doctrine on blood transfusions) 70 times more likely to die giving birth.

Today I learned that people who reject blood transfusions are 70 times more likely to die giving birth.  That is actually relevant to Jehovah’s Witnesses who refuse transfusions as part of their doctrine: We have found two reports to date: one from the U.S. and the other from the UK: Dr. Carl J. Saphier led [Read More…]

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Pennsylvania hitting the important issues: making sure public schools can post “In God We Trust.”

Pennsylvania has been dealing with a budget crisis for months that is still not resolved.  But apparently there are more important issues to tackle, like making sure schools can put up the words “In God We Trust”: The bill, also known as the National Motto Display Act, would allow public schools in Pennsylvania to display [Read More…]

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Former priest convicted of 62 rapes/indecent assaults: “It was all a game to me.”

John Joseph Farrell, once a Catholic Priest, was convicted last month of a myriad of child rapes: At Sydney’s District Court on Monday Judge Peter Zahra said former Catholic priest John Joseph Farrell “disregarded and took advantage” of his victims who he groomed over long periods of time. Last month, Farrell was found guilty of [Read More…]

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Woman elected to Iranian Parliament being prevented from serving for going outside without a head scarf.

In the recent election in Iran a number of reformists managed to win seats.  One of them was Minoo Khaleghi who is *gasp* a woman: Minoo Khaleghi easily won a seat in the Iranian Parliament in February, part of a wave of independents and reformists who now have the numbers to wrest authority from the [Read More…]

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Rabbis behind Jewish private school under investigation for not teaching secular subjects.

A group of Hasidic rabbis who formed a private school are upset over laws being enforced that say the school must actually teach secular subjects and, y’know, educate its students: Pray for us! That’s the message a leading Hasidic rabbi gave to his thousands of followers in response to the city Education Department’s investigation into [Read More…]

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Arkansas man wants to raise $23 million to overthrow the government. Wants bible taught instead of common core.

An Arkansas man by the name of Maverick Dean Bryan (yes, he’s really named Maverick) has had enough of kids being taught science and math in a fashion laid out by educational experts.  He thinks he knows better and is apparently willing to hang government officials in order to prove it: According to court documents, [Read More…]

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Samantha Bee goes to town on crisis pregnancy centers.

Man, the hucksters at crisis pregnancy centers are getting a lot of my time today.  At least this bit is amusing as well as depressing: As I said in my previous post: crisis pregnancy centers pretend to be a medical office, but are really just a propaganda rooms which try to convince women to not have abortions. [Read More…]

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Priest removed for molesting a teenager now heads a crisis pregnancy center.

In 2009 it was concluded by his Archdiocese in Detroit that Rev. Kenneth Kaucheck molested a 16 year-old girl.  He was subsequently removed from his positions within the Church: The Rev. Kenneth Kaucheck, 69, was banned from public ministry by the Archdiocese of Detroit in 2009 after church officials determined he had sexual misconduct in the 1970s with a 16-year-old girl he [Read More…]

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Mayor of Jackson, MS who said prayer would fix potholes releases PSA showing workers doing it.

Last year Tony Yarber, the mayor of Jackson, MS, was under pressure to fix the city’s, to put it nicely, shitty roads.  To much criticism, this is what Yarber posted to twitter at the time: Yes….I believe we can pray potholes away. Moses prayed and a sea opened up. #iseeya #itrustHim #prayerworks — Tony Yarber [Read More…]

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