AHA is ‘Bullying’ Kids By Defending Them Against Forced Proselytizing

The American Humanist Association has sent a letter to a couple Georgia high schools telling them that to stop allowing football coaches to proselytize and pray with their players and a state legislator is now accusing them of “bullying” those kids by protecting them against adults unconstitutional forcing them to participate in religious exercises.
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Gay People More Likely to Attempt Suicide After Religious Counseling

The Williams Institute, a think tank within the UCLA Law School, has released a new study that finds that gay, lesbian and bisexual people who seek religious counseling rather than medical or psychological counseling are more likely to attempt suicide than those who have no counseling at all.
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The Ten Commandments Are Totally Not Religious

Tim Guffey, a Republican county commissioner in Scottsboro, Alabama, wants to erect a Ten Commandments monument there and he’s trying to mask the religious endorsement by adding the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution to the monument. And he wants you to know that the Ten Commandments are totally not religious anyway.
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A Bipartisan Effort Against Militarization of Law Enforcement

In the wake of the horrifying images coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, a Republican senator and a Democratic congressman are speaking out strongly against the militarization of law enforcement and will submit legislation to eliminate the federal grants that have fueled that process. Sen. Rand Paul writes in Time magazine:
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Cons: Why Won’t Obama Say What He Already Said?

As is so often the case, conservative talking heads are claiming that President Obama is being silent on an issue about which he has, in fact, spoken out several times. This time it’s the horrifying treatment of Christians by ISIS in Iraq, which they are pretending Obama hasn’t addressed at all. Here’s Mark Levin:
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Fox and Friends on Church/State Separation

The Fox and Friends morning show on Wednesday was missing the almost infinitely stupid Steve Doocy, but Eric Bolling admirably filled in for him as he and the equally clueless hosts discussed two recent church/state stories, the Navy pulling Bibles from their hotel rooms and the AHA telling a Georgia school they can’t have football coaches proselytizing students.
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Grothman Facing Recount in Narrow Primary Win

Remember Glenn Grothman, the Wisconsin state legislator running for Congress? He’s one of the most extreme conservatives running anywhere in the country and he won his primary by a mere 215 votes, which has triggered a recount. Republican party strategists are afraid that if he wins the nomination it could cost them a seat.
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