Pope Demotes Powerful Conservative Cardinal

You may recall that Cardinal Raymond Burke recently said that gays are so unrelentingly evil that a parent shouldn’t even allow their children to be around gay relatives on holidays. Pope Francis is now removing Burke as the man in charge of church doctrine and putting him into a largely irrelevant and ceremonial position.
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An Overly Broad Subpoena Fuels Christian Persecution Complex

The city of Houston issued a subpoena in a lawsuit asking for copies of internal church documents, including potentially sermons preached by ministers. That subpoena was clearly overly broad and the city quickly backed off and said that they would narrow its scope. But the Christian right is busy cranking up their persecution complex over it. The American Family Association:
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The Latest Attempt at a Conservative Daily Show

There have been many attempts to create a conservative version of the Daily Show. Fox had the Half-Hour News Hour and they’re still trying with Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, who is painfully unfunny. So prepare to cringe at the latest attempt, The Flipside with Michael Loftus. Give up, conservatives; you just aren’t funny.
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Another ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Goes to Court

Another Christian “sovereign citizen” who thinks he’s exempt from the laws because God says so is in court. This time it’s a business owner who thinks that he doesn’t have to pay taxes like everyone else. His lawyer acknowledges that he was wrong, but says he believed it so that’s all that matters.
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Gohmert: I’m Rubber and You’re Glue!

Louis Gohmert went on Glenn Beck’s show and made a monumentally stupid claim that because two female nurses have been infected by Ebola in Texas, this shows that the Democrats have declared war on women. Because, of course, it’s official Democratic party policy and has nothing to do with the fact that the hospital, which has nothing to do with Democrats, didn’t have proper procedures in place to handle an Ebola case.
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Cotton: People Loved Being Denied Healthcare!

Tom Cotton, the Republican candidate for the Senate from Arkansas, has a habit of saying egregiously stupid and dishonest things, but his claim during a campaign debate that those with pre-existing conditions just loved being thrown into high-risk insurance pools where they were still routinely denied coverage before the Affordable Care Act was passed.
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Lively Stars in Russian Anti-Gay Documentary

Deranged anti-gay bigot Scott Lively vacillates between bragging about his role in spreading anti-gay laws overseas and claiming that he has nothing to do with them (when he’s responding to a lawsuit filed against him), but it will be hard to play down his starring role in a Russian documentary claiming that gay people are evil and that God wants them punished.
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