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They MOCK the Tea-Bagging?

Reading Time: < 1 minute The conservative OneNewsNow cannot believe CNN’s Anderson Cooper would dare make a raunchy joke when discussing the tea-bagging parties the other day! During his AC 360 program, Anderson Cooper made the vulgar remark after CNN senior political analyst David Gergen spoke of the Republican Party being “in disarray.” Gergen: “Republicans have got a way — […]

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American Atheists Will Finally Apply to Join the Secular Coalition for America

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Secular Coalition for America — the group in Washington D.C. that lobbies on behalf of the non-religious — currently consists of nine member organizations: American Ethical Union American Humanist Association Atheist Alliance International Camp Quest Freedom From Religion Foundation Institute for Humanist Studies Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers Secular Student Alliance Society for […]

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A Constitutional Conundrum

Reading Time: < 1 minute Richard Wade here. (Not exactly atheist-related.) All the news about same-sex marriage making headway in more states got me thinking. Maybe some of the legal eagles out there could answer this hypothetical question, or maybe someone knows of some actual related case, or anybody who has seen how fairness and law sometimes mesh and sometimes […]

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Obama Doesn’t Deserve Much Credit for his “America Is Not a Christian Nation” Remark

Reading Time: 2 minutes I suppose we’ll have to get used to this from President Obama. One day, he’ll invite anti-gay pastors to deliver Inauguration prayers. Later that same day, he’ll say “The United States is a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and non-believers.” One day, he’ll overwhelmingly invite Christians to join his “Advisory Council on […]

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Michele Bachmann is at It Again

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hey, it’s Ron Gold here: One of the most out-of-touch-with-reality Congresspeople is Rep. Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican. She was first elected in 2006 after claiming God told her to run for office, which she explained during a speech at a church: “Twenty-two months ago, He called me to run for United States Congress. And […]

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How Many People Still Think Barack Obama is a Muslim?

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to new research from the Pew Center for People and the Press, there are still people who think Barack Obama is a Muslim and not a Christian. Most likely to believe the lie? Evangelical Christians — nineteen percent of them think he’s a Muslim. (That same percentage of people disapprove with the job he’s […]

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Tony Dungy Joins Obama’s Faith Council

Reading Time: < 1 minute Tony Dungy used to be the coach of the Indianapolis Colts (and, therefore, Peyton Manning). Now, he’s been tapped to join President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The downside: He supported a gay marriage ban in Indiana in 2007. “We’re not trying to downgrade anyone else,” Dungy added. “But we’re trying to […]