Christian Homeschoolers Get 25 Years To Life For Torture And Abuse Of Their 13 Children | Michael Stone
David and Louise Turpin have each been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after they pleaded guilty to holding captive and torturing their children for years in their California home.
Outrage in France: A French priest is being condemned after suggesting that children raped by Catholic clergy were willing victims seeking tenderness from their abusers.
— Read on www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2019/03/french-priest-claims-child-rape-is-not-violence-but-tenderness/
A man who reportedly leads a right-wing militia group that was seen on a viral video this week detaining migrants in New Mexico while heavily armed has been arrested for illegal possession of a firearm following a previous felony conviction.
— Read on thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/439878-fbi-arrests-one-member-of-militia-seen-detaining-migrants-on-gun-charge
Donald Trump has ominously threatened to “turn the tables” on those involved in the Mueller investigation, accusing them of treason and vowing to “bring them to justice”.
— Read on www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/mueller-report-latest-donald-trump-participants-treason-spying-turn-tables-a8878761.html
Former GOP Congressman Aaron Schock spotted at Coachella making out with a guy
— Read on www.queerty.com/former-gop-congressman-aaron-schock-spotted-coachella-making-guy-20190416
Ariana Grande Gave A Big ‘F**k You’ To Coachella’s Anti-Gay CEO During Her Set—But For Some Fans It Was Too Little, Too Late
Ariana Grande pulled a gesture on stage to show her solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community while performing at Coachella, a festival with known anti-gay ties.
— Read on guacamoley.com/celebri-tea/2019/04/18/ariana-grande-gave-a-big-fk-you-to-coachellas-anti-gay-ceo-during-her-set-but-for-some-fans-it-was-too-little-too-late/
Elizabeth Warren is the first candidate to call for impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. Warren joined Rachel Maddow on Friday night following a series of tweets in which the Massachusetts senator.
— Read on www.towleroad.com/2019/04/impeaching-trump/
It ends with you wondering why their Seven Basic Tenets involving justice, compassion, science and looking out for one another should be considered “evil” at all and not the law of the land. It goes from being a look at folks challenging the status quo to its own work of protest art that’s worth flying the devil horns for.
— Read on www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-reviews/hail-satan-movie-review-820737/
I get nervous when I hear Religious Right types talk about building a “biblical” society, not only because such schemes erode the church-state wall, but because I know that someone will have to decide what “biblical” means. And if the someone is a budding theocrat like Rohrer whose truth resembles The Handmaid’s Tale, we’re all in trouble. (And just to be clear, we should not adopt policies based on progressive readings of the Bible either. There should be a secular rationale for all of our laws.)
— Read on www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/theocrats-are-scary-and-thats-the-truth
The Founders Opposed Taxpayer-Funded Religion To Help Faith, Not Hurt It | Americans United for Separation of Church and State
The framers of the Constitution believed that houses of worship should not receive tax dollars. They didn’t feel this way because they were hostile to religion – far from it. While they clearly believed that forcing people to support religion against their will was a violation of the fundamental right of conscience, the Founding Fathers also understood that faith communities prosper when voluntarily supported by members.
— Read on www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/the-founders-opposed-taxpayer-funded-religion-to-help-faith-not-hurt-it
Trump has done everything that his biggest donor, Netanyahu-supporter Sheldon Adelson, would want him to; and that has divided the Jewish community.
— Read on mondoweiss.net/2019/04/establishment-anothers-throats/
A South Florida supporter of President Donald Trump has been arrested for allegedly threatening to murder four prominent, top Democratic lawmakers, after he reportedly left vile, profane, threatening, racist, and homophobic voicemails for three of them. He also touted his support for President Trump in several of his voicemails. he was charged with making threatening communications.
Here’s How Barr Lied to the American People
— Read on www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2019/04/heres-how-barr-lied-to-the-american-people/
There have been a series of “hit-and-run” incidents targeting Palestinians in different parts of the West Bank over recent months, with most of them going uninvestigated by Israeli authorities. Some of such events have resulted in fatalities.
— Read on www.albawaba.com/news/hit-and-run-incidents-target-palestinians-west-bank-1280895