Secular Families Not Immoral and Dysfunctional. Film at 11.

Phil Zuckerman, sociologist at Pitzer College, has a column in the Los Angeles Times about a decades-long study of families by a sociologist at USC that added non-religious families to the study a couple years ago. And guess what? They do just fine and aren’t marked by immorality and dysfunction as many Christian apologists would no doubt presume.
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Beck: ‘Principles’ Demand Preferential Treatment for Christianity

The schools in Orange County, Florida decided not to allow a Bible giveaway this year because doing so allows non-Christian groups to hand out literature as well and Glenn Beck is hopping mad about it. He says that if Christianity is not given preferential treatment, we’re committing “national suicide.” Because that’s totally reasonable.
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Ron Paul is Just Asking Questions. Of Course.

Last week, one of Ron Paul’s websites published a column by 9/11 truther and unhinged wingnut Paul Craig Roberts claiming that the attack on Charlie Hebdo was a false flag operation carried out by the American government to punish France for not agreeing with much of our foreign policy. Ron Paul says it’s okay because they’re “just asking questions” and searching for truth.
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Wingnut: Obama Importing Muslims to Take Over America

Of all the weird right wing conspiracies about Obama and Muslims, the most bizarre has to be the claim that Obama is importing millions of Muslims to take over the country and impose Sharia law. The most unhinged version of it comes from Avi Lipkin, who claims that Obama is moving 50-100 million Muslims into the U.S. and hiding them in national parks. Sher Zieve offers the second most unhinged version at BarbWire:
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How Easy It Is to Plant False Memories

Of the nearly 350 people who have now been freed from prison for crimes they did not commit by the Innocence Project and their use of DNA evidence to exonerate the wrongly convicted, about 25% of them involved people who had confessed to the crime. Why would people confess to a crime they didn’t commit? This article explains how easy it is for police to plant false memories during interrogation:
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Another Fact-Impaired Worldnetdaily Columnist

Craige McMillan’s only qualification, apparently, is that he’s a “longtime commentator” for the Worldnetdaily. That’s the only thing in the “about the author” section of his columns. The latest one, headlined “Leftists and Islamists Both Want You to Die For Their Cause,” is a textbook example.
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‘God and Country’ Recruiting Poster Pulled by Army

Well that was quick. I knew there was no way the Pentagon would approve that sign that urged people to join the Army Special Forces “for God and country” and the recruiting poster that Mikey Weinstein and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation called attention to at a recruiting center has now been removed.
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