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Nick Wing
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UK Silly-Walks Off A Cliff In New Yorker's Monty Python-Inspired Brexit Cover

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2016 | 5:01 PM

The United Kingdom voted Thursday to Brexit the European Union, and now nobody really seems to know exactly what they've done or what to expect next.

The New Yorker has found a way to make light of that frightening uncertainty, with a magazine cover that channels Monty...

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Christian Extremists Praise Anti-LGBT Violence After Orlando Because Every Religion Has Radicals

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2016 | 2:12 PM

It's been 10 days since a gunman shot his way into a queer nightclub in Orlando, Florida, where he massacred 49 people and injured dozens of others. And while much of the nation has been trying to heal or push for action to prevent future mass shootings, very few people...

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Muslim Group Invites Islamophobic Congressman To Dinner, And He's A Total Jerk About It

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2016 | 9:53 AM

The Alabama Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations on Monday asked Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) to apologize for previously claiming that Muslims want to kill every gay person in the nation. The group also invited the congressman to attend a Ramadan interfaith dinner at a local mosque...

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Donald Trump's New Evangelical Adviser Was Sure God Had Chosen Ted Cruz To Be President

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2016 | 2:31 PM

Donald Trump's campaign on Tuesday announced that it had assembled a stable of religious advisers to help the presumptive GOP nominee get his message through to evangelical voters. The list of names includes former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), high-profile figures like Focus on the Family founder James Dobson and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., as well as a televangelist who once claimed God had endorsed Trump's onetime rival, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), for president.

Kenneth Copeland -- who, along with his wife Gloria are members of Trump's new advisory board -- hosted a conference in January in which speakers discussed the topic of "Reclaiming America." Rafael Cruz, the Texas senator's preacher father, was on hand to deliver a sermon. When Copeland introduced Cruz, he told attendees that God had chosen Ted Cruz to win the White House.

"I believe, with all my heart, that his son is called and anointed to be the next president of the United States," said Copeland, in comments first covered by Right Wing Watch.

Cruz dropped out of the race in May, following a string of disappointing finishes in primary contests.

Copeland has met with Trump in the past, though had no official involvement with the reality TV star's presidential campaign. A video from September shows Copeland and other evangelical leaders laying hands on Trump and reciting a prayer. Copeland later clarified that the meeting did not constitute an endorsement.

And just because Copeland is now serving as an adviser to Trump's campaign doesn't mean he's actually changed his mind about the endorsement. As Politico reported on Monday, members of the board were not asked to endorse Trump as a condition for appointment.

But comments like Copeland's underscore a deeper divide in the evangelical community over whether they should vote for Trump in November. While many rank-and-file voters have readily gotten in line behind the businessman, some religious leaders have expressed apprehension about Trump's commitment to Christian values. Recent appearances at events like the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference suggest Trump is still working to shore up support from this voting bloc.

Here's the full list of Trump's evangelical advisers:

Editor's note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophoberacistmisogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the...

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Joe Biden Calls For Assault Weapons Ban, Says Congress Can Do More To Address Gun Violence

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 2:57 PM

Vice President Joe Biden on Friday made an impassioned plea for a renewed assault weapons ban, saying it was just one step Congress could take to reduce the shootings that claim tens of thousands of lives around the U.S. each year.

"The President and I agree with...

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Did Donald Trump Just Out-Stupid Himself?

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 1:34 PM

Donald Trump -- Twitter's resident expert on racist memes, lame insults, terrible dog metaphors and everything "Sad!" -- appeared to lower the bar for himself on Friday by proudly tweeting out a poll that...

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Thousands Of Americans Are Gunned Down Each Year, But Few Die By Assault-Style Rifle

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2016 | 4:48 PM

In the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, the political debate has quickly turned to the weapon a gunman used to massacre 49 people and injure 53 more at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday.

Some supporters of stricter gun laws argue...

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Don't Let Donald Trump Get Away With This Sick Lie About The Orlando Shooting

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2016 | 10:59 AM

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wasted no time turning Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, into a campaign issue, using the tragedy to push for a crackdown on Muslims both at home and abroad.

As part of that mission, Trump is working to portray gunman Omar Mateen as an...

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Here's What You Need To Know About The Weapons Of War Used In Mass Shootings

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 10:44 AM

As investigators continue to sift through the carnage at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, familiar details are emerging about the man responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Omar Mateen, 29, the U.S. citizen who killed 49 people and injured 53 early Sunday, was driven by radical hatred...

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올랜도 게이클럽 난사범 아버지는 아들이 "종교와는 상관없고, 게이 키스에 화가 난 것이 동기"라고 말했다

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 1:16 AM

올랜도 게이 클럽 총기난사범 오마르 마틴의 아버지는 그의 아들이 종교적인 동기가 아니라 몇 달 전 마이애미에서 두 남자가 키스를 하는 걸 본 뒤 분노를 키워온 것이 동기였을거라고 말했다.

NBC 뉴스에 보낸 성명에서 아버지인 세디크는 최소 50여명이 사망한 이번 사건에 대해 그의 가족이 "충격에 휩싸인 상태"라고 말했다....

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Obama Orders Flags Lowered To Half-Staff To Honor Victims Of Orlando Shooting

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2016 | 2:17 PM

President Barack Obama on Sunday ordered flags at government buildings and public grounds to be lowered to half-staff following the early morning massacre at a gay bar in...

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Donald Trump Tweets Disgusting Humble Brag After Orlando Massacre

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2016 | 12:50 PM

Donald Trump took to social media on Sunday to congratulate himself just hours after a gunman attacked a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, leaving 50 dead and 53...

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Orlando Gunman's Father Says Son Was Upset By Gay Kiss, Not Motivated By Religion

(1) Comments | Posted June 12, 2016 | 10:51 AM

The father of suspected Orlando gunman Omar Mateen says his son was not driven by religious ideology, but did grow upset after seeing two gay men kissing in...

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Oklahoma Cops Find A New Way To Take People's Money, Even If They Don't Have Cash

(1) Comments | Posted June 8, 2016 | 11:57 AM

UPDATE: Jun. 14 -- The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety temporarily suspended its use of vehicle-mounted Electronic Recovery and Access to Data card readers Monday, following widespread criticism of the technology. DPS Commissioner Michael Thompson is scheduled to attend a training on the ERAD machines,...

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Bill Nye: The GOP Is Toast Unless It Has An 'Epiphany'

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2016 | 5:13 PM

Donald Trump's divisiveness and anti-intellectualism will hinder his success in the general election, particularly with younger voters, activist and educator Bill Nye said this weekend. 

"Built into the system...

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Thousands Gather On The National Mall To Show Atheism Isn't A Bad Word

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2016 | 2:22 PM

Thousands of people turned out Saturday on the National Mall for the 2016 Reason Rally, an event that had been billed as the nation's largest gathering of atheists,...

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What Happens When Thousands Of Atheists Get Together On The National Mall?

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2016 | 3:25 PM

Thousands of atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, humanists and others who don't believe in God will flock to the National Mall in Washington this weekend for the 2016 Reason Rally, billed by organizers as the largest U.S. gathering of nonreligious people in history.

Saturday's main event is...

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17 Of Donald Trump's Most 'Presidential' Looks

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2016 | 5:07 PM

Hillary Clinton sharpened her offensive against Donald Trump on Tuesday, calling his foreign policy "dangerously incoherent" and disturbingly weird.

“They’re not even really ideas, just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds and outright lies," she said. "He is not just unprepared, he is temperamentally unfit...

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Houston Shooter Fired 212 Rounds, Outgunned Police With America's Favorite Rifle

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2016 | 11:20 AM

The Army veteran suspected of going on a shooting rampage Sunday in west Houston was able to fire off 212 shots before a SWAT sniper killed him, authorities said Tuesday.

Dionisio Garza III, 26, fatally shot his first victim, 56-year-old Eugene Linscomb, with a pistol, before picking up...

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NRA's Wayne LaPierre Freaks Out About Ex-Felons Voting, Is Fine With Them Carrying Guns

(1) Comments | Posted May 20, 2016 | 2:47 PM

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre took aim Friday at moves to restore voting rights to people with past felony convictions -- an absurd argument, since the NRA helps former felons restore their gun rights.

LaPierre told the organization's annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, that Democrats are...

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