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Cory Golightly (WPSD)

Kentucky deputy accidentally shoots his own mom after bringing gun to wedding

“My initial reaction was, ‘Oh my goodness. Could that possibly be a gun?'” said witness Jenine King. “Then my next thought was, ‘Gosh, who’s in the church with a gun?'”
Venije Singkoh

American justice: Couple faces 15 years for beach sex — but pastor faces only 4 months for molesting girl

The girl told her mother and father that the 70-year-old Singkoh used his tongue while kissing her, and the family called a church meeting to confront the pastor. Singkoh repeatedly claimed it was an accident and denied inappropriately kissing the girl and others.
Two women with baby child on the beach (Shutterstock)

Pastor warns gays: Marriage equality means no one will be left to make babies for you to adopt

A pastor whose church claims more than 5 million members warned this week that no new babies would be born for homosexuals to adopt if same-sex couples insisted on getting married.
Ted Cruz (Fox News)

‘Pandering to idiots’: Jade Helm 15 fears continue crossing over from fringes to political mainstream

Conspiracy theories that originated in the anti-government extremist right continue to cross over into the political mainstream as elected officials — including a Republican presidential candidate — question the Jade Helm 15 military exercise planned for this summer.

‘I’m not a scientist, man': GOP’s top politicians refuse to evolve on evolution and climate change

A neurosurgeon who believes the human brain is too complex for anyone but God, an ophthalmologist who refuses to talk about the age of the earth, and a Harvard-trained lawyer beloved by creationists are running for president of the United States.
Mugshots of Elissa Alvarez and Jose Caballero (Manatee County Sheriff's Office)

Couple faces 15 years behind bars after a grandma records them having sex on Florida beach

One of the witnesses, grandmother April Champ, told the court that Alvarez and Caballero were “moving like they were having sex,” but she admitted she did not see penetration or genitals.
Protester at "Stand With the Prophet Against Terror and Hate" conference in Garland, Texas (NBC-DFW)

Garland, Texas is a hotbed for anti-Muslim bigotry

The narrative being told about Sunday night's shootings is woefully incomplete.
Parole officers held by police (Screen Capture)

Video shows four parole officers detained by gun-wielding police for Driving While Black

According to video obtained recently by a Rockland County newspaper, the Journal News, the police pointed their guns at the parole officers, who had aroused suspicions because they were black people wearing bulletproof vests.
Jean-Baptiste Thoret (YouTube)

Charlie Hebdo cartoonists distance selves from Texas event: We mock all religions, they target Muslims

Two cartoonists from the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo drew an important distinction between their work and the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest.