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Dominatrix to Raw Story: Erotic videos of homeless men being beaten is a new one on me

A director who filmed a scantily clad woman beating a homeless, developmentally disabled and mentally ill man was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday in Clearwater, FL. The Associated Press reported that 61-year-old filmmaker Jeffrey Williams produced the video — and hundreds of others like it — for distribution…

Under fire from critics, Louisiana Republican withdraws bill to make Bible the state book

A Republican state representative in Louisiana has pulled his controversial bill naming the Christian Bible as the official state book. According to NoLa.com, Rep. Thomas Carmody (R-Shreeveport) abandoned the effort because it had become “a distraction.” Carmody proposed the bill earlier this month, telling a state House committee that “It’s…

Noam Chomsky helps explain the ‘Fox Effect’ in upcoming film ‘Brainwashing of my Dad’

Writer and documentarian Jen Senko has released a trailer for the film “The Brainwashing of my Dad,” in which she explores her father’s political conversion from lifelong Democrat into angry, ultra-conservative talk radio listener. Talking Points Memo reported that Senko raised funds for the project via Kickstarter. The donor page…

Woman who beat son to death because she thought he was gay gets life sentence

The Oregon woman who beat her 4-year-old son to death because she thought he was turning out gay was sentenced to life in prison on Friday. OregonLive.com reported that Jessica Dutro, 25, and her live-in boyfriend Brian Canady, 24, were both found guilty and sentenced in the August, 2012 beating…

Fugitive Minnesota youth pastor molested girls for years with parents’ tacit approval

A Minneapolis man who police are calling a cult leader is on the run and facing 59 counts of sexual misconduct involving two young girls in his congregation. KMSP-TV reported Friday that 52-year-old pastor Victor Barnard of the River Road Fellowship church kept a stable of women and girls for…

7-year-old twin boys fend off Texas carjacker with fists and a rubber snake

A carjacker in San Antonio, TX got more than he bargained for this week when he attempted to steal a car with two twin boys and their baby brother in it. ABC News reported that the boys attacked the thief and forced him off the road. “One of the boys…

Arkansas ex-cop killed while trying to set anti-corruption blogger’s hot dog cart on fire

A former police officer died while trying to set ablaze a food cart belonging to a blogger who exposed crooked cops and other corrupt city officials. ArkansasMatters.com reported Friday that former Little Rock Police Officer Todd Payne died when blogger Ean Bordeaux (pictured above) tackled him as Payne tried to…

Students push Oregon Christian university to allow trans student to live in male dorm

Students rallied this week to support a transgender male student at George Fox University in Newberg, OR who wants to transfer to the school’s men-only dormitory. According to KOIN, Jayce M became legally male this month and feels that he no longer belongs in the Christian college’s female dorm. “In…

Conservative radio host Erik Rush blames Obama for Kansas City shootings

Conservative radio host and commentator Erik Rush claimed on Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s “anti-Israel sentiment” is to blame for the shooting rampage in Kansas City, KS that left three dead over the weekend. Right Wing Watch reported that the former Ku Klux Klan leader who carried out the shootings…

Ohio man beat and threatened to castrate disabled brother to ‘push the gay out’

An Ohio man was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Tuesday for beating his disabled brother and threatening to castrate him. The Columbus Dispatch reported that Lawrence L. Featheroff, 38, was allegedly trying to “push the gay out” of his brother through violence. Featheroff agreed to…

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