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Colorado GOP Stands With Candidate Who Accused Opponent of Wanting to 'Join ISIS in Beheading Christians'

Colorado GOP Stands With Candidate Who Accused Opponent of Wanting to 'Join ISIS in Beheading Christians'
The El Paso County Republican Party is standing up for embattled Colorado House candidate Gordon "Dr. Chaps" Klingenschmitt in the wake of his outlandish attack on Rep. Jared Polis last weekend, suggesting that Polis would "join ISIS in beheading Christians" for…actually, it doesn't really matter why he thought that statement was justifiable.
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Bash n' Crash: Meet the Priest that Homophobic Bob McDonnell is Now Living With

Bash n' Crash: Meet the Priest that Homophobic Bob McDonnell is Now Living With
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, now on trial for corruption as governor (and busy throwing his wife under the bus while rolling back and forth over her a few times, proving he's a complete cad as well as a sleazeball), has moved out of his home with Maureen and moved in with a priest: Rev. Wayne Ball of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Richmond. Well, how about we meet the good Reverend.
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Former GOP Majority Leader: God Always Intended for Jesus Christ to Get into American Politics

Former GOP Majority Leader: God Always Intended for Jesus Christ to Get into American Politics
"We've got to rewrite the federal government," DeLay proclaimed. "Let's bring Jesus Christ back into our political system and stand for him unashamedly because none of this is going to happen without God."
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Rallying Against Abortion, Christianity Doubles Down at Conservative Conference

Rallying Against Abortion, Christianity Doubles Down at Conservative Conference
“Am I the only guy who’s ending sentences with ‘amen’ this weekend?” Ralph Reed, conservative political operative and born-again Christian, asked during his speech at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver this weekend. If the enthusiastic round of cheers and applause offered by the audience in response is any indication, then no, he’s not alone. The culture wars of the 90s and early 2000s have died down considerably as American society becomes increasingly secularized, but religion's role in the conservative right still looms large.
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Republicans Becoming Even More Like Hardcore Christians, and that's a Bad Thing

Republicans Becoming Even More Like Hardcore Christians, and that's a Bad Thing
There’s a reason so many Republican politicians seem to bring a religious fervor to their efforts to gut public institutions and social welfare spending. The modern day Religious Right draws much of its ideology from Christian Reconstructionists who teach that God gave specific duties to the government, the church, and the family.
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Anti-Gay Pastor: John Oliver Is 'A Liar And A Fraud'

Anti-Gay Pastor: John Oliver Is 'A Liar And A Fraud'
Anti-LGBT pastor Scott Lively is not happy with HBO host John Oliver’s recent commentary regarding the crackdown on the gay community in Uganda and Lively’s role in it.
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Prepare for the Coming Flood of Corporate Religious Objections

Prepare for the Coming Flood of Corporate Religious Objections
The Roberts Court does nothing in small measures, so when Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the majority in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, insists the decision granting closely held corporations religious objection rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is limited only to the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act, don’t believe him. It’s not.
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Big Bang Proves God Created The Universe When He Said 'Let There Be Light'

Big Bang Proves God Created The Universe When He Said 'Let There Be Light'
While preaching at his MorningStar Fellowship Church last week, Rick Joyner revealed that he spends hours every week studying science, which has led him to conclude that the Big Bang is proof that God created the universe when He said "let there be light."
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Scalia Wants to Tear Down the Wall Separating Religion and State

Scalia Wants to Tear Down the Wall Separating Religion and State
The Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari on Monday in Elmbrook School District v. Doe is most noteworthy for Justice Antonin Scalia’s “the First Amendment explicitly favors religion” shot-across-the-bow in his dissenting opinion.
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Bible-Waving Justice Candidate Faces DWI Charge

Bible-Waving Justice Candidate Faces DWI Charge
Minnesota Supreme Court Justice candidate Michelle MacDonald has more than a DWI charge hanging over her head — she also has a bible. With it, she apparently supports a practice that dates back hundreds of years to England when the bible was considered the law itself.
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