Bob Jones III Issues Fake Apology

Back in 1980, when Jimmy Carter was still president, Bob Jones III, third generation head of Bob Jones University and a vile bigot, joined a group of fundamentalist leaders at the White House to deal with the “problem” of homosexuality. He told reporters that the whole problem would be fixed if we just stoned gay people to death.
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The ‘We Are Atheism’ Situation Gets Even Worse

In the wake of serious allegations of (at best) total incompetence in the running of the group We Are Atheism (at worst, serious corruption), several former board members of the organization are speaking out about why they resigned in the first place. It makes a bad situation considerably worse, much of it revolving around the fact that Amanda Brown doesn’t seem to accept board oversight very well and thinks she should be able to do anything she wants.
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Fox Guest: Talking About Race is Racism

Starbucks has started encouraging their baristas to talk to customers about race, which I think is a very bad idea. But it isn’t a bad for the reason this idiot guest on Fox News thinks it is. He thinks it’s a bad idea because there is no need to talk about race at all in this country. In fact, talking about race is racism.
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Tom Cotton, the New Ted Cruz

Watching Sen. Tom Cotton’s first couple months as a U.S. Senator is causing a bit of deja vu. I’ve seen this kind of behavior before, walking in on the first day and acting like a bull in a china shop. We saw the same thing two years ago when Ted Cruz was elected. It’s all about being as controversial as possible to get as much attention as they can. Look at Cotton’s latest bit of WTF:
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Rios: Christians Must Prepare for ‘Martyrdom’ Over Gay Marriage

Sandy Rios of the American Family Association told an audience of Christian right followers that if the Supreme Court overturns state laws against same-sex marriage, they will have to prepare for “martyrdom.” Because something something CROSS-DRESSING MEN WILL INVADE OUR BATHROOMS! BE AFRAID!
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Requiring Businesses to Advertise Their Discrimination

As more and more states move to pass laws that would allow businesses to discriminate, some people are offering up what I think is a great idea: If they’re going to be allowed to discriminate, they should have to put up a sign announcing their intention to do so and to name those they will refuse to hire or serve.
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The Worldnetdaily vs…John Hagee?

Here’s another one of those “who the hell do you root for in this battle” questions. The Worldnetdaily and Joseph Farah are attacking and even threatening to sue TV evangelist John Hagee, who actually used to be a columnist for them, for allegedly taking credit for all that “blood moons” nonsense they’ve been pushing at WND.
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First Humanist Service Corps Team Now Set

This late summer/early fall, the first official Humanist Service Corps team will be going to Ghana to help improve conditions in the witch camps where thousands of people who have been exiled from their families and villages now live in a terrible situation. That team will be led by Conor Robinson, who came up with the whole idea of the HSC and four others have now been selected out of dozens of applicants to make up the inaugural class. And it’s a pretty impressive team, to say the least. You can contribute to that specific project at the bottom of that page.