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‘LOL’: Vandals attack Hindu temple in Georgia again and desecrate sacred idol

Vandals attacked a Hindu temple in Monroe, Georgia earlier this week, spray-painting profanities and phrases like “ha ha” and “LOL” on the walls. The perpetrators also broke into the small outbuilding that held the temple’s sacred relics, tore out the icon of the deity Shiva and painted it completely black.…

Court rejects Atlanta Catholic Diocese’s argument that child sex abuse victim is a ‘legal nullity’

A Georgia appeals court ruled that the Fulton County District Court judge was incorrect to toss out a suit filed by an anonymous sex abuse victim against the Atlanta Catholic Diocese. According to the ALM’s Daily Report Online, the three-judge Georgia Court of Appeals panel ruled that Fulton State Court…

MI Christian’s antigay rant caught on video: ‘F*cking f*ggot — you should be put to death!’

A video recorded by a gay man in Delta Township, Michigan shows one man’s violent, antigay rant, and reveals the kind of religiously motivated harassment many LGBT people face every day of their lives. WILX.com reported that on Tuesday evening, Isaiah Tweedie and his friends were leaving a restaurant when…

GA GOP candidate: 1st Amendment is faith groups’ ‘God-given’ right to take govt money

The evangelical minister who is running to replace Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) as congressman for Georgia’s 10th District railed against federal laws protecting LGBT people from employment discrimination on Wednesday, calling them an attack on the freedom of U.S. Christians. On the Aug. 6 edition of The Jody Hice Show,…

J.K. Rowling sends note by Albus Dumbledore to Texas girl from slain family

British author J. K. Rowling wrote a letter to a teenage girl in Texas in the voice of the wizard Albus Dumbledore after the girl’s entire family was murdered by a gunman earlier this summer. The Telegraph reported Wednesday that the multi-million-selling Harry Potter-series author was moved to contact 15-year-old…

‘Pro-troop’ conservative charity mainly exists to funnel money to Tea Party Express founder

A conservative charity group that claimed to be sending care packages to U.S. Marines in Afghanistan has been exposed as a fraudulent operation dedicated to pumping millions of dollars into the accounts of a Tea Party loyalist and his political consulting groups. On Tuesday, the Daily Beast printed an exposé…

‘Hobbit’ human fossils actually normal human with Down syndrome, say scientists

The so-called “Hobbit” human skeleton found in 2004 and heralded as a previously unknown human species was actually that of a normal human with Down syndrome, says a report out this week by an international team of scientists. According to a statement from Penn State University, the team of researchers…

Archaeologists piece together evidence of bloody apocalypse in 12th century America

After building a thriving society over centuries, one Native American society in the 12th century underwent a violent collapse that left the southwestern region of what is now the U.S. virtually depopulated. According to a report from WSU, the years between 1140 and 1180 A.D. were the bloodiest per capita…

Cenk Uygur on debating ‘blockhead’ Sean Hannity: ‘I’ll kick his ass all day long’

On Friday’s edition of The Young Turks, host Cenk Uygur let fly with a scathing critique of Fox News host Sean Hannity, who made waves this week by coming unglued and shouting down a Palestinian guest on his show. Uygur noted after playing some of the Hannity segment that “if…

Maher to Neil deGrasse Tyson: Republicans hate you for being black and smarter than them

Friday night on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher asked astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson why it is that Republicans seem to dislike him so much. As evidence, Maher showed Tyson the National Review Neil deGrasse Tyson cover story called “Smarter Than Thou,” in which writers for the conservative news…

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