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Conservative minister: Christians can’t drink Starbucks

Evangelical Christian minister and author David Barton recently told an Alabama congregation they couldn’t drink Starbucks because the company was attacking God. “Biblically, there is no way a Christian can help support what is attacking God,” Barton said, according to Right Wing Watch. “I’m sorry, you’ve got to find some…

Elon Musk: Humanity has two options, become multiplanetary or go extinct

Tech entrepreneur and SpaceX founder Elon Musk on Wednesday discussed his desire to create a self-sustaining human civilization on the planet Mars. “The future of humanity is going to bifurcate in two directions for life as we know it. Either it’s going to become multiplanetary, or it’s going to remain…

Father of slain Chechen: FBI executed my son in Florida

The father of Chechnyan national Ibragim Todashev claims that FBI agents wrongfully killed his son “execution-style.” The Associated Press reported that Abdul-Baki Todashev held a press conference in Moscow on Thursday to speak out against the killing of his son last week. He said it was physically impossible for his…

Cop sued over revenge porn by woman he met working a similar case

A police officer who investigated a Florida woman’s revenge porn case is facing a request for a restraining order filed this week that claims he also took pornographic images of the woman and later threatened to release them online. Rebekah Wells first encountered the phenomenon of “revenge porn” in 2010…

Mississippi sued over for-profit prisons that risk imates’ ‘death and loss of limbs’

Two civil rights groups have sued the state of Mississippi for alleged human rights abuses at one of the state’s for-profit prisons. A class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) describes how a “perpetual state of crisis at the East…

Dolly Parton cherishes role of ‘Book Lady’ to thousands of kids

In a program called the Imagination Library, country music legend Dolly Parton has provided nearly 50 million free books to children. “Everywhere I go,” Parton told PBS, “the kids call me the ‘Book Lady.’” Imagination Library started in 1996 in one rural Tennessee town and has now expanded to include…

Utah top gun lobbyist arrested for threatening ex-wife with ‘Zombie Response Vehicle’

One of Utah’s top gun lobbyists was arrested this week after he allegedly used a 2.5-ton Army surplus vehicle to threaten the lives of his ex-wife’s family, but his lawyer insisted that he was simply “having fun in his big boy toy.” According to a KTSU report, Utah Shooting Sports…

Third ricin letter threatens Obama over ‘God-given’ gun rights

The Secret Service on Thursday reportedly intercepted the third in a series of ricin-tainted letters threatening violence over any new gun control measures. Two other letters were received by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday and the Bloomberg-supported Mayors Against Illegal Guns on Sunday. WNBC’s Jonathan Dienst told…

Jane Lynch and Jordan Peele sing ‘Epic Church and State Breakup’ in bizarre video

In a bizarre advocacy video published Thursday by Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (AU), comedians Jordan Peele and Jane Lynch sing a 70′s style romance ballad about an “epic church and state breakup,” in what the group’s director called a “clever, amusing way” to reach people.…

Fox Business host: Cut government because ‘no one’ died of starvation before welfare

Fox Business host John Stossel on Thursday declared that government programs should be cut based on the false assertion that “no one” died of starvation in the Great Depression before the modern “welfare state.” Stossel told the hosts of Fox & Friends that he had taken his cameras out on…

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