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Maher confronts liberal priest: ‘God in the Old Testament is a psychotic mass murderer’

Real Time host and aggressive non-theist Bill Maher grilled a progressive minister on Friday over the litany of contradictions he found between the written word of the Bible and how many people actually interpret its teachings. “It’s pro-slavery, pro-polygamy, it’s homophobic,” Maher told Rev. Jim Wallis. “God in the Old…

Highway Patrol officer accused of sexual battery against disabled man

A California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer was arrested and charged with sexual battery and disorderly conduct on Friday for allegedly touching a 22-year-old disabled man inappropriately inside a shopping mall bathroom. The Sacramento Bee reported that 47-year-old Jeffery Closson, a 25-year veteran of the CHP, was booked into Sacramento County…

‘It was a sea of humanity’: Rep. John Lewis and Bill Moyers revisit the March on Washington

Nearly 50 years after speaking at the Lincoln Memorial during a key moment in the Civil Rights Movement, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) went back to the scene alongside Bill Moyers to recount his memories of the “March on Washington.” “It was unreal, unbelievable,” Lewis told Moyers. “When I got up…

Atheist activist on Ohio Holocaust memorial: ‘It’s important that we not give the Holocaust to just the Jews’

The leader of an atheism activist group clashed with Fox News host Sydney Bream on Friday over a proposed Holocaust memorial for the Ohio Statehouse that would bear a Jewish Star of David, saying it would marginalize other groups affected by genocidal efforts by the Nazis during World War II.…

San Diego’s Mayor Filner will not step down but says he’ll seek counseling

At a press conference Friday afternoon, San Diego, California Mayor Bob Filner (D) announced that he will not step down in spite of multiple allegations of sexual harassment against him. According to San Diego’s ABC Channel 10, sources close to the mayor said that he is not resigning but will…

Christian group tries to force 20-week abortion ban on to Albuquerque ballot

An anti-choice group that calls itself Voices for Family Values claims to have raised enough signatures via petition to have a ban on all abortions after 20 weeks placed on the Albuquerque city ballot this fall. According to KRQE, Voices for Family Values turned in approximately 27,000 signatures to the…

‘Pepper spray cop’ demands pay for ‘psychiatric injury’

A police officer who was caught on camera hosing down a group of student protesters with pepper spray for no apparent reason has filed for worker’s compensation, asking taxpayers to pay him for a “psychiatric injury” he claims to have sustained in the incident’s wake. Officer John Pike was fired…

Christie dismisses Rand Paul and libertarians as ‘dangerous’: I remember Sept. 12, 2001

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) didn’t mince words on Thursday when asked for his thoughts about Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) and the strain of libertarianism that is spreading among some in the Republican Party. According to Salon.com’s Alex Seitz-Wald, Christie slammed Paul and his isolationist foreign policy ideals…

29 arrested for singing anti-Walker lyrics in Wisconsin state capitol

Dozens of protesters were arrested Thursday night for singing in Wisconsin capitol, in the second round of arrests triggered by a judge’s ruling that all groups over 20 people must obtain a permit before demonstrating. At least 29 people with “Solidarity Sing-Along” were cuffed and taken away on Thursday night,…

Protesters drive ‘Fishy Fleet’ of transgenic fruits and veggies to call for GMO labeling

A group of protesters are driving around Washington, D.C. in cars that feature giant cartoon-like representations of “fishy” Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) foods. According to Fox D.C., the protesters plan on driving around the nation’s capital for the next few days, then embarking on a cross country trip to advocate…

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