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Bryan Fischer: Jesus is the ‘magic force’ that keeps the universe from ‘flying apart’

See also: Did the historical Jesus exist? A growing number of scholars don’t think so Christian radio host Bryan Fischer said on Friday that Jesus Christ is actually the supreme force in the universe, the power that is “keeping the universe from flying apart into fragments.” The Friendly Atheist blog…

Masked California cop accused of beating woman with a baseball bat

A 30-year veteran of the Walnut Creek, California police force is accused of attacking a woman with a baseball bat while wearing a mask to conceal his identity. According to KTVU, Richmond, California police arrested 53-year-old Gregory Thompson at around 2:00 A.M. on Aug. 16 after residents called police to…

Economic justice: How NC progressives are fighting back against the Tea Party

This story first appeared at BillMoyers.com. Editor’s note: The Moral Mondays movement began as a grassroots response to North Carolina’s rightward lurch after Republicans won complete control of the state’s government for the first time since 1870. Modeled on the civil rights movement, it has united a diverse group of…

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes challenges senators who harassed Kirsten Gillibrand to come forward

MSNBC Chris Hayes called out the lawmakers who allegedly harassed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to reveal themselves during a panel discussion on Friday regarding the culture of sexual harassment permeating the Capitol, which he called the “worst-kept secret in Washington.” “I challenge the male senators — if they’re still alive,…

Minnesota man will file civil rights suit against cops who Tased him for not identifying himself

A 28-year-old man who filmed his arrest and Tasing at the hand of two police officers in St. Paul, Minnesota earlier this year will file a federal civil rights lawsuit as the incident continues to gain attention, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported on Friday. The footage of Chris Lollie’s…

Texas National Guard troops forced to go to food banks for help amid paycheck delays

By Jim Forsyth AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – Some of the Texas National Guard troops dispatched to the Texas-Mexico border have been relying on charities and food banks for their meals due to the way the state is paying the troops, a state representative said on Friday. “Essentially, the Guard is…

FL mayor badgers atheist at public meeting for not standing for prayer or Pledge of Allegiance

Atheist and civil liberties groups criticized the mayor of Winter Garden, Florida for delaying the start of the city commission’s meeting on Thursday to confront a local atheist for not standing during an invocation or the Pledge of Allegiance, the Friendly Atheist reported on Friday. The Freedom from Religion Foundation…

Mass. mayor: Public schools forced to enroll immigrants with ‘more wrinkles than I have’

A Massachusetts mayor claims the public school district in her town was forced to register possibly undocumented migrants who were clearly adults but were forbidden by the federal government from verifying their ages. Judith Flanagan Kennedy, mayor of Lynn, made the claims Wednesday to an anti-immigration group Center for Immigration…

Georgia cop accused of killing woman he met online, then burning her body

An Atlanta police officer is accused of killing a woman he met through an online hookup website and then set her body on fire. Tahreem Zeus Rana appeared Friday in court on charges of murder, arson, kidnapping, and tampering with evidence in the slaying of 26-year-old Vernicia Woodard. Investigators linked…

WATCH: Bounty hunter attacks woman with Taser as her family arrives home from church

The Ann Arbor News reports that police are investigating an incident in which a bounty hunter used a Taser on the wife of a man he was taking into custody. According to Camille Allen, she and her husband, Richard Allen-Bass, were returning home from church with their children on Sunday…

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