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I'm Not a Scientist: Video Mash Up Shows Climate Denial Streak in GOP's Midterm Candidates

I'm Not a Scientist: Video Mash Up Shows Climate Denial Streak in GOP's Midterm Candidates
At town halls and candidate debates across the country, Republican and Democratic election hopefuls are being asked where they stand on the important issue of climate change. Many of their answers have been recorded for posterity and, at best, hilarity. At worst, the peril of this planet.
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Buddhist Student, Religious Liberty Prevail In LA

Buddhist Student, Religious Liberty Prevail In LA
Imagine if your child was ridiculed in front of his classmates for his religious beliefs until he was physically ill.
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Following Miscarriage, MI Woman Sues Catholic Bishops for Negligence

Following Miscarriage, MI Woman Sues Catholic Bishops for Negligence
A Michigan woman is suing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), claiming the bishops’ anti-choice directives are negligently affecting the medical care delivered at Catholic-owned and -sponsored hospitals.
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Methodist Pastor on Trial for Officiating Gay Son's Wedding

Methodist Pastor on Trial for Officiating Gay Son's Wedding
Supporters held signs and sang hymns on Monday outside of a church trial in southeastern Pennsylvania for a United Methodist pastor who could be defrocked for officiating at his son's same-sex wedding. The Rev. Frank Schaefer of Lebanon could face punishment ranging from a reprimand to suspension to losing his minister's credentials if a jury composed of fellow Methodist clergy convicts him of breaking his pastoral vows by presiding over the 2007 ceremony in Massachusetts.
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Michael Rubinkam
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VA Lt. Governor Candidate: America 'the Greatest Blessing Given to Mankind, Other Than Jesus Himself'

VA Lt. Governor Candidate: America 'the Greatest Blessing Given to Mankind, Other Than Jesus Himself'
E.W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for Lt. Governor in Virginia, declared that he has not and will not ever apologize or repudiate any of the crazy or bigoted things he has said in the past, saying that the criticism he has received for his statements is rooted in "a growing hostility against Christianity, a growing hostility against those of us who believe in the Bible as truth."
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Congresswoman: Freedom of Religion Means Imposing Your Views on Everyone Else

Congresswoman: Freedom of Religion Means Imposing Your Views on Everyone Else
Last year, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler's (R-MO) joined 65 of her colleagues in signing a letter calling attention to the "alarming pattern" of attachks on faith in the Air Force. The letter, according to Rep Todd Akin's (yes, the rape guy) website, calls on Secretary Panetta to issue clear Department of Defense policy guidance, consistent with our Constitution, to preserve the place of religious expression in the military at large...
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Under the Influence: Most Americans Think Religion Is Losing Its Impact

Under the Influence: Most Americans Think Religion Is Losing Its Impact
Over three-quarters of Americans say religion is losing its influence on American life, while 20 percent say religion’s influence is increasing. These represent Americans’ most negative evaluations of the impact of religion since 1970, although similar to the views measured in recent years. What does it all mean though?
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Bible Belt Unbuckled: Deep South Towns Top List of Porn Site Visitors

Bible Belt Unbuckled: Deep South Towns Top List of Porn Site Visitors
What happens when one of the Internet's most popular porn sites compares Gallup's annual survey of the "most religious cities" with its own meta-data? Alabama has a whopping three cities in a Top 10 dominated by areas throughout the South.
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TX Promotes 'Merry Christmas Bill' to Celebrate 'Traditional Winter Celebrations'

TX Promotes 'Merry Christmas Bill' to Celebrate 'Traditional Winter Celebrations'
The bill aims to make it legal for schools to "educate students about the history of traditional winter celebrations, and allow students and district staff to offer traditional greetings regarding the celebrations."
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Interfaith Groups Generate Movement to End Gun Violence in CA

Interfaith Groups Generate Movement to End Gun Violence in CA
At one point in the service, Bishop Noel Jones asked people to stand up who had been directly impacted by gun violence. The amount of people standing was staggering.
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