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Michele Bachmann speaks to CNN (screen grab)

Ex-lawmaker Michele Bachmann mocked for Facebook post comparing Obama to pilot who downed plane

“Way to politicize a tragedy, lady,” wrote Elena Ballesteros, while Melissa Coca added, “Comparing this tragedy to anything is moronic and despicable. Congratulations, for once more upholding the level of stupid which only you can.”
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Wisconsin capital becomes first city in the nation to make discrimination against atheists illegal

“This is important because I believe it is only fair that if we protect religion, in all its varieties, we should also protect non-religion from discrimination,” bill sponsor Anita Weier explained.
Dalton Maldonado (Facebook)

Gay basketball player and teammates chased from Kentucky gym by opponents: ‘I hear you’re a f*ggot’

“Yeah baby, can I have your number?” Maldonado said, hoping sarcasm would cover his terror. He broke down crying in the locker room as he realized he had just publicly come out as gay, just days after telling his parents.
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Clemson frat members killed pledge over McDonald’s breakfast, victim’s parents say

Cynthia and Gary Hipps have filed a $25 million wrongful death lawsuit against Clemson University, the national and local chapters of Sigma Phi Epsilon, and fraternity brothers Thomas King, Campbell Starr and Samuel Carney.
State Rep. Stuart Spitzer (Facebook)

Texas Dem mocks pro-abstinence GOP lawmaker: Did you remain a virgin by choice — or was it chosen for you?

State Rep. Stuart Spitzer (R-Kaufman) successfully pushed an amendment Tuesday to pull $3 million from HIV and STD prevention programs to pay for abstinence education instead.
Crystal O'Connor (ABC 57)

Backlash is swift and furious after Indiana pizza restaurant owner brags about ‘no gays’ policy

"This is a transparent attempt to fly the Christian martyr ‘mean Gays are calling us bigots’ flag in the hopes that other mouth-breathers in the area will rally to them and their crappy pizza the way Southerners rallied to Chick Fil-A."
Charla Bansley (Facebook)

Conservative activist compares Mike Pence to MLK: ‘Who will make Indianapolis the next Ferguson?’

A religious right activist co-opted progressive rhetoric to present Christians as victims of gay oppression in the battle over Indiana’s anti-LGBT law.
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Disciples of Christ make good on threat to move convention out of Indiana over anti-gay law

“We are particularly distressed at the thought that, under the current version of SEA 101, some of our members and friends might not be welcome in some Indiana businesses — might experience legally sanctioned bias and rejection once so common on the basis of race.”
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‘Lynch ‘em’: Pennsylvania university expels students for racist comments on radio

One of the students used a derogatory term for black people, another said: “Black people should be dead,” and a third said: “Lynch ‘em” during a March 20 broadcast on WVBU, Bucknell’s student-run radio station.