Kenneth Copeland (YouTube)

Conservative Christians point fingers at atheists to cover growing corruption in church

Conservative Christians are being Left Behind morally and spiritually. And they have responded by looking for love—and answers and power—in all the wrong places.
Hillsboro High School student Lila Perry [KMOV-TV]

‘Simple bigotry': Missouri high schoolers walk out because trans student wants to use girls’ bathroom

“There’s a lot of ignorance,” Hillsboro High senior Lila Perry said of the demonstration. “They are claiming that they’re uncomfortable. I don’t believe for a second that they are."

42 splices and counting: Here are 9 facts about the Planned Parenthood smear campaign you need to know

Imagine that someone hated you (or your company) and wanted to make you look bad. So, he pretended to be a friend or colleague, went to your events, repeatedly asked you to meetings or lunch, gained your trust, and then spent two years recording private conversations. Could he find stuff that would make you sound like a heartless monster?
"DiezAlbumsStudyingTheKoran" by unknown / (of the reproduction) Staatsbibliothek Berlin/Schacht - Dschingis Khan und seine Erben (exhibition catalogue), München 2005, p. 266. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DiezAlbumsStudyingTheKoran.jpg#mediaviewer/File:DiezAlbumsStudyingTheKoran.jpg

Carbon dating suggests ‘world’s oldest’ Koran is even older than the Prophet Muhammad

Carbon dating suggests that the book was produced between 568 and 545 A.D., said scientists at the University of Oxford, but Islamic scholars generally believe Muhammad lived between 570 and 632 A.D.
Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) [KPHO-TV]

Arizona Republican accused of turning grade school visit into rant about young Iranian ‘suicide bombers’

“The congressman chose to give an example of the current situation in Iran,” Scott Campbell said.
Image: The Shigir Idol, oldest known wooden sculpture in the world (Wikipedia.com)

Russian artifact is estimated to be 11,000 years old, say scientists — 6,000 yrs older than Stonehenge

German scientists have tested the Shigir Idol — a wooden statue that was found in a peat bog in the Urals in 1890 — and found that it is approximately 11,000 years old, 1,500 years older than previously believed.
Jessa Duggar Seewald (Facebook)

Jessa Duggar sparks furious backlash after she’s booked to speak at Southern women’s event

Jessa Duggar Seewald and her husband, Ben Seewald, are scheduled to speak at the annual Southern Women’s Show in October — but their planned appearance has drawn a strongly negative response.
Stephen Colbert interviews Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on 'The Colbert Report' on Nov. 17, 2014. [Comedy Central]

Bernie Sanders set to appear during Week 2 of Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’

Sanders is scheduled to appear on Sept. 18, along with actress Lupita Nyong’o.