Democratic Candidates Should Avoid an Anti-LGBTQ Christian’s Faith Forum in Iowa | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | Patheos

Bob Vander Plaats, the leader of the Christian group Family Leader, has an offer for some of the highest polling Democrats in the presidential field: Come to a forum I’m hosting in Iowa to talk about your faith.

It’s a trap.

Don’t do it.

— Read on friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/04/26/democratic-candidates-should-avoid-an-anti-lgbtq-christians-faith-forum-in-iowa/

As many Americans claim no religion as there are evangelicals, Catholics

For the first time “No Religion” has topped a survey of Americans’ religious identity, according to a new analysis by a political scientist. The non-religious edged out Catholics and evangelicals in the long-running General Social Survey.
— Read on us-m.cnn.com/2019/04/13/us/no-religion-largest-group-first-time-usa-trnd/index.html

Tennessee Theater Censors ‘Hellboy’ On Sign Because Bible Belt | Michael Stone

Bible Belt censorship: A movie theater in a small Tennessee town is receiving national attention after changing the title “Hellboy” to “Heckboy” on the movie marquee.
— Read on www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2019/04/tennessee-theater-censors-hellboy-on-sign-because-bible-belt/

Scandals mount at Interior under Bernhardt two weeks after being confrimed

“Under Bernhardt, the command appears to be granting favors to extractive industries, science be damned, while fighting tooth and nail to keep the public in the dark,”
— Read on thinkprogress.org/interior-scandals-bernhardt-investigation-bears-ears-ethics-violations-b095ba71cea8/

Pulse Memorial Funding Could Now Be in Jeopardy

Orlando’s LGBTQ community has noted that state funding has yet to materialize for the memorial, while the Florida legislature immediately set aside money for a similar memorial for victims of the Parkland shooting.
— Read on www.advocate.com/politics/2019/4/25/pulse-memorial-funding-could-now-be-jeopardy

Prairie2 News: Sleepy Joe vs the Orange Nazi

Biden was an active and enthusiastic participant in the corporate dems dismantling of the American middle class. The Bankruptcy reform that made it impossible to write off student loans was his baby. Student loans have shot past credit cards and auto loans to $1.55 trillion and climbing fast as the student share of education balloons and wages after graduation fizzle despite the good economy.

— Read on www.prairie2.com/2019/04/sleepy-joe-vs-orange-nazi.html

School Bans All Rainbows, LGBTQ Paraphernalia in Response to Students Posting Racist, Homophobic Flyers – Towleroad Gay News

As a response to this hateful incident, school officials have punished the LGBTQ students!
— Read on www.towleroad.com/2019/04/school-bans-rainbows/

Iowa’s Longest-Serving GOP Lawmaker Defects to Democratic Party Because of Trump: WATCH – Towleroad Gay News

Rep. Andy McKean, Iowa’s longest-serving Republican state lawmaker, announced on Tuesday that he’s defecting to the Democratic Party because of Donald Trump. The move puts Iowa Democrats four seats away from taking control of the Iowa House.
— Read on www.towleroad.com/2019/04/andy-mckean/

Trump administration forces UN to water down resolution opposing rape in war | The Independent

The United States has been roundly criticised for insisting that a UN measure opposing rape in wartime, could not offer “sexual and reproductive health” help to survivors of such incidents.
— Read on www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/war-rape-trump-us-un-resolution-reproductive-health-amal-clooney-germany-a8883436.html

Afghan civilians were killed in greater numbers by NATO and pro-government security forces in the first three months of 2019 than the Taliban

Security forces in Afghanistan killed more civilians in the first part of 2019 than the Taliban and other terrorist groups. At the same time, casualty numbers fell compared with the previous year.
— Read on m.dw.com/en/nato-afghan-forces-kill-more-civilians-than-taliban/a-48454671

A Catholic Hospital in Iowa Offered Contraception for Decades. Then the Bishop Found Out. – Rewire.News

Catholic hospitals are supposed to follow religious directives that ban abortion, sterilization, and most contraception. But some of these facilities have found creative ways to get around the rules—until recently.
— Read on rewire.news/article/2019/04/23/a-catholic-hospital-in-iowa-offered-contraception-for-decades-then-the-bishop-found-out/

Supreme Court to hear three cases pitting conservative religious views against LGBTQ rights – Baptist News Global

The United States Supreme Court on Monday accepted three cases to decide whether a federal law prohibiting discrimination because of “sex” includes sexual orientation and gender identity, setting the stage for a new round of tension between fundamentalist Christianity and LGBTQ rights.
— Read on baptistnews.com/article/supreme-court-to-hear-three-cases-pitting-conservative-religious-views-against-lgbtq-rights/

The U.S.-Mexico border isn’t protected by militias, it’s patrolled by domestic terrorists.

The United Constitutional Patriots are just one in a long line of anti-immigrant groups who try to terrorize the border areas.
— Read on www.informationclearinghouse.info/51481.htm

Washington Is Looking for a Fight

Never before in my lifetime has the United States been so belligerent, and that in spite of the fact that there is no single enemy or combination of enemies that actually threaten either the geographical United States or a vital interest.
— Read on www.informationclearinghouse.info/51480.htm

Trump Orders Staff To Boycott Annual WH Press Dinner – Joe.My.God.

Trump Orders Staff To Boycott Annual WH Press Dinner – Joe.My.God.
— Read on www.joemygod.com/2019/04/trump-orders-staff-to-boycott-annual-wh-press-dinner/

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