Bruce Prescott’s Brief in the OK Ten Commandments Case

Bruce Prescott of the Oklahoma Faith Network, a Baptist who takes the traditional Baptist position of strong support for separation of church and state (which the Southern Baptist Convention abandoned about 35 years ago), has filed a brief in the lawsuit he filed challenging the placement of a Ten Commandments monument on the state capitol grounds. He has some excerpts from it on his blog. I like that he attacks the ridiculous claim that the Ten Commandments are historical, not religious.
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Christian Privilege in Florida

Here is a textbook example of Christian privilege masquerading as “religious liberty.” A pagan named David Suhor has applied to give the invocation before the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners in Florida, but that board gives the power to decide who gives the invocation to the commissioners themselves (it rotates among them, with each of them inviting someone to do it when it’s their turn). Here’s how commissioner Jeff Bergosh responded to his request to give the invocation:
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Being a Cop is Really Not That Dangerous

One thing we hear constantly in defense of police misconduct and brutality is that you have to cut them some slack because they do such a dangerous job. But it turns out that this is a myth. When you look at the actual numbers, being a police officer is not even close to the most dangerous job. Not even in the top ten.
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St. Louis County Cop Suspended for Bigoted, Violent Rant

You may have seen footage of the St. Louis County police officer who shoved CNN reporter Don Lemon. Well guess what? That same officer has now been suspended after video came out of him giving a vile speech to the Oath Keepers. The speech sounds like your standard right wing nonsense delivered by your cranky (and very shouty) uncle.
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RNC Official: Child Refugees Might Be ‘Highly Trained Warriors’

It’s incredible the lengths that the right is willing to go to in demonizing the thousands of child refugees who have fled Central America for the United States. They’re bringing ebola! (A virus that does not exist in their countries) They’re drug dealers and gangbangers! Now Tamara Scott, a member of the Republican National Committee from Iowa, adds her spin:
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Administration Proposes Expansion of Contraception Mandate Exemptions

So it looks like the Obama administration is trying to follow the Supreme Court’s recommendation for a less restrictive means of implementing the contraception mandate. They are proposing a new ACA rule that would extend the secondary accommodation to closely-held private companies. You can read the full proposed rule here. The relevant portion:
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Fischer: God Hates Looking at Gay Sex

Bryan Fischer says that God is so disgusted by gay sex that it “causes him to recoil,” just like he thinks all human beings do. But you really have to feel sorry for God if he doesn’t like gay sex because, being omnipresent, he has to watch it all the time. Apparently he isn’t nearly as disgusted by, oh I don’t know, people killing and raping one another.
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Joyner Sells Cancer-Curing Water Filters

Like so many Christian preachers in this country, Rick Joyner is not just selling bullshit he’s also selling survival products. In his latest “prophetic message” he claims that we’re facing a pandemic, so you should order — from him, of course — that will lower your body’s PH level and make you immune to cancer. Con man, party of one.
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