Al-Qaeda ought to do humanity a service for once and declare jihad against TV commercials. And Internet pop-ups.
Bradley Byrne (R-Alabama), gubernatorial hopeful, confronts attack adds claiming he believes some parts of the Bible aren’t meant literally and that he supports in evolution. He responds by defending these rightful beliefs. … Just kidding!: He asserts his full faith in the Bible and supports pushing Creationism in public school science classrooms. He had to go full Wingnut Mode.
(via Friendly Atheist)
I admit to having somewhat mixed feelings about how the controversial Mojave Desert cross symbolizing the WWI dead has been stolen by as-of-yet unidentified culprits. On the one hand, that cross was a violation of the Establishment Clause and shouldn’t have been there to begin with, so I’m certainly not bemoaning its disappearance; but on the other, I believe in the rule of justice and just tearing things down for whatever reason is plainly wrong. I really hope it’s not atheists who took it down – talk about giving the rest of us a bad name.
Add a new one to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s record of excellence: she has now struck down a school district’s ethnic studies program over predictably bullshit reasons.
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