God’s Not Dead Producers in Hot Water Over Ice Bucket Challenge

I find this highly amusing. The team from Pure Flix, which produced God’s Not Dead, took the ALS ice bucket challenge in honor of one of their managers who has ALS and posted it to their Facebook account. They challenged their 4 million Facebook viewers, who responded with fury because ALS supports embryonic stem cell research.
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OMG! Police Captain Throwing Gang Signs!

CNN has learned why you don’t let your average idiot upload a “news” report to their website after someone uploaded video of Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson making hand gestures with a couple people and said he was sending “gang signs.” Turns out they’re the equivalent of the “secret handshake” for his fraternity.
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Screaming Pastor: Don’t Question Screaming Pastors

Saw this ridiculous video on Youtube. It’s a pastor, apparently named Levette Humphrey, screaming at her congregation because someone apparently questioned her about something. She says that’s just like questioning God and tells them to sit down and shut up, while her congregation cheers her on. Cult of personality, anyone?
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Beck: Follow Me, I’ve Been Right About Everything!

Glenn Beck has lately been bleating as stupidly about “love” and other words he uses weirdly as he used to bleat about his bizarre conspiracy theories. That has upset some of his sycophants, who wanted him to continue the hellfire and brimstone. And he just can’t understand why they won’t follow him on this new love journey. After all, he’s been right about everything before!
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Wingnut: Every Natural Disaster Since 1991 a Sign From God

Gordon Klingenschmitt had self-declared “prophet” John McTernan on his amusing little internet show this week, who told him that virtually every natural disaster that had taken place in this country since 1991 was God punishing and warning us for daring to disagree with something the Israeli government wanted.
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Obama to Declare Martial Law. Yes, Again.

Wayne Allyn Root, former Libertarian Party presidential candidate and world class wingnut, has a Worldnetdaily column claiming that — and stop me if you’ve heard this one before — Obama is behind everything happening in Ferguson, MO, and he’s using it to distract attention from (fill in the blank) and to justify imposing martial law.
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The Very Definition of Xenophobic Hatred

ThinkProgress has a story that is both inspiring and appalling. The inspiring part is a man named Mark Lane and his family, who took in a Guatemalan family that came to the US fleeing violence until they could have their immigration hearing. The appalling part is the reaction of xenophobic bigots, who bombarded his business with fake bad reviews and raged against him for doing so.
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Ben Carson Blathers About Church/State Separation

Ben Carson is clearly setting up a run for the Republican nomination for president and he knows darn well that you can never hurt yourself by going after those evil atheists. Nor does it hurt that the arguments you make when you do so are overly simplistic, self-contradictory or just plain stupid. He’s responding here to the FFRF trying to get the Navy to stop putting bibles in hotel rooms on bases.
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Police Officer Explains How Not to Get Abused By Him

This column in the Washington Post by Sunil Dutta, a Los Angeles police officer, will likely make your blood boil. It certainly did mine. It’s not all bad. He does agree that all cops should wear uniform cameras and seems to understand that some cops do engage in misconduct and brutality. But then there’s this:
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MMA Fighter Who Beat Up Christy Mack is an MRA

You may have heard about the MMA fighter who calls himself War Machine brutally beating his ex-girlfriend, porn star Christy Mac, last week after coming to her house and finding her with another man. There have been many disturbing things about the story, especially those who somehow thought the fact that she’s a porn star somehow makes the situation less appalling or more understandable. Even more disturbing are the views this asshole expressed, which put him right in the mainstream of the MRA movement.
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New Anti-Science Bill Submitted in Ohio

A Republican legislator — of course — has submitted a bill in the Ohio House of Representatives to repeal Common Core and it includes language that the sponsor of the bill says will allow local school districts to teach creationism and climate change denial in public school science classrooms. HB 597 includes this language:
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