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Texas GOP chair doesn’t want groups attacking the idea that gays ‘tear at the fabric of society’

The head of the Republican Party in Texas has defended the decision to prevent two LGBT groups from having booths at the state party’s annual convention in Fort Worth next week. The Metroplex Republicans and the Log Cabin Republicans were both denied participation in the event due to the Texas…

Navy denies application from former minister who sought to be the first atheist chaplain

The Navy Chief of Chaplains has denied the application of a candidate who sought to become the first atheist chaplain in the military. Jason Heap earned degrees from the University of Oxford and of Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. He was licensed as a Christian minister, but ended…

GOP candidate for SC schools chief wants to teach ‘scientific theory of intelligent design’

A Republican who hopes to become the top education official in South Carolina says that children should be taught a form of creationism in school. Sheri Few, one of eight Republican candidates for superintendent of education, said Tuesday in a GOP primary debate that she opposed the Next Generation Science…

Glenn Beck vows to fight for the truth by continuing to push lies about rape statistics

Glenn Beck on Thursday defended an insensitive segment about rape statistics that was repeatedly aired on TheBlaze TV. Beck said the segment, featuring host Stu Burguiere, was being unfairly attacked by leftists in the media. After explaining how his own family was torn apart by sexual abuse, Beck vowed to…

GOP Senate candidate attacks Supreme Court for preventing teachers from praying in school

A Republican Senate candidate in Mississippi says he is a “big believer in school prayer,” and thinks public school teachers should be allowed to pray in the classroom. Chris McDaniel, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran in the Republican primary, made the comments at a “Cock of the Walk”…

Florida GOP lawmaker: Common Core school standards will make your kid as gay as possible

Replacing Florida’s Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) with a new statewide school exam based on the Common Core standards is part of an agenda to turn kids gay, according to one Florida lawmaker. In video published by Think Progress on Monday, State Rep. Charles Van Zant (R) warned the company hired…

Ted Cruz continues to be outcrazied by his dad: ‘The Bible tells you exactly who to vote for’

The father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told a crowd in Massachusetts last Friday that the Bible outlined which candidates they should vote for. “And let me tell you, the Bible talks a lot about politics,” Rafael Cruz said at an event in Foxborough. “As a matter of fact, did…

WATCH LIVE: Jill Abramson gives Wake Forest commencement address

Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of The New York Times, delivers a commencement address to Wake Forest University. Watch live video, courtesy of NBC News, below.…

This GOP primary debate for Idaho governor is so bonkers, we don’t know where to start

“Folks, you have a choice: A cowboy, a curmudgeon, a biker or a normal guy. Take your pick.” That is what Harley Brown, a Republican candidate for governor, told the people of Idaho during a primary debate on Wednesday evening — and it’s an entirely apt description of the situation.…

Wealthy Minnesota town faces lawsuit for banning residents from using wind power

A couple living in Orono, Minnesota has sued the relatively wealthy city over an ordinance that prohibits them from building a wind energy system on their own property. Jay and Kendall Nygard of Go Green Energy sued the city of Orono in Hennepin County Court last week, according to Courthouse…

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