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Gun-toting former Republican candidate claims ‘conspiracies’ after shoplifting twice

A former Republican candidate for Agricultural commissioner in Alabama, who once waved a rifle in a campaign ad about “thugs and criminals,” said on Thursday that he had been a victim of “conspiracies” after his second shoplifting arrest in six months. According to the blog Yellow Hammer, Dale Peterson was…

Pastor Robert Jeffress calls freedom from religion a ‘perverted idea’

Megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress on Wednesday night claimed the First Amendment did not protect non-religious Americans in the same way it protected religious Americans. The pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dallas appeared on The O’Reilly Factor to discuss a school in Arkansas that canceled an Easter Egg hunt…

Tesla Motors tech powers Mercedes’ new all-electric luxury car

Mercedes-Benz plans to roll out a fully electric version of the B-Class luxury compact by early 2014, thanks to some help from the California-based start-up Tesla Motors. Tesla, which has found itself in the middle of political controversies due to a $465 million low-interest loan from the U.S. Department of…

CNN analyst on Zimmerman brother’s racist rant: Two sides to every story

CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin on Wednesday offered a rationale for racist messages sent by George Zimmerman’s brother, saying there were “two sides to this story.” “I spoke to him for about 45 minutes,” she said. “And anyone that knows Robert Zimmerman and has spoken to him knows he’s very…

Activist: Kansas HIV quarantine bill lets religious officials justify discrimination

The founder of an organization which advocates for the rights AIDS patients says that a proposed Kansas law which allows HIV people to be quarantined would essentially give cover to religious officials who might want to discriminate against LGBT people. “That rural county health department — and I hate to…

Nevada bill would legalize gambling on federal elections

If one Nevada lawmaker has his way, visitors to Sin City will soon be able to bet on the next presidential election. Las Vegas Democrat Tick Segerblom on Monday introduced a bill in the Nevada state Senate that would legalizing betting on federal elections. SB 418 would revise the state’s…

War on Easter outrages Fox News: ‘I don’t remember a bunny in the Bible story’

The outraged hosts of Fox News’ morning show on Wednesday said that public schools should just “take the religion as it is, celebrate it and move on” after one Alabama school canceled all Easter-themed events. Last week, WHNT reported that the principal of Heritage Elementary School in Madison had instructed…

Catholic parish in Missouri raided after child porn downloads

Federal and state authorities on Tuesday raided a Catholic parish in Independence, Missouri as part of an investigation into child pornography. A spokesperson for the Catholic Dioceses of Kansas City-St. Joseph said that investigators tracked down child porn downloads to an IP address used by an unsecured wireless network at…

Man forced to listen to ‘It’s A Small World’ theme song while stuck on Disneyland ride awarded $8,000 in damages

A disabled man who was stuck on Disneyland’s ‘It’s A Small World’ ride for 30 minutes – while the theme song played on – has won a lawsuit against the Anaheim theme park.  …

Bill O’Reilly says same sex marriage foes are just a bunch of Bible thumpers

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly knocked opponents of same sex marriage on Tuesday night, claiming they had a weak argument that relied entirely on religious beliefs. The conservative Fox News host was discussing two cases before the Supreme Court regarding same sex marriage with his colleague Megyn Kelly. During the…

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