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Fischer calls for ‘Underground Railroad’ to kidnap children of LGBT parents

The director of issues analysis of a conservative fundamentalist Christian organization is backing the idea of an “Underground Railroad” to kidnap children from same sex couples. In tweets posted on Tuesday night, the American Family Associations’s Bryan Fischer cited the need for an “Underground Railroad” in defense of a Mennonite…

Actress Elizabeth Banks: Romney won’t help women with ‘a heavy flow’

In what may be a first for U.S. presidential campaign advertisements, actress Elizabeth Banks is warning that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would strip Planned Parenthood of funding and prevent some women from receiving treatment for conditions like migraines and “a heavy flow.” “Planned Parenthood was my health care…

Drunk and naked Christian music star Randy Travis threatens cop’s life

Grammy-winning Christian music superstar Randy Travis was arrested just before midnight on Tuesday in north Texas after being found drunk and naked near his wrecked vehicle some 60 miles north of Dallas. Though he was detained initially in Grayson County on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, a…

Little girl found clinging to dead woman in NY lake

A relative of a woman found dead in an upstate New York reservoir with a little girl clinging to her say preliminary autopsy findings suggest she had heart attack, according to The Journal News. Pamela Kaner, 59, had been found dead on Monday, floating in Lake Gleneida in Carmel, NY,…

White, married, congressionally backed prisoners more likely to receive presidential pardons

By Dafna Linzer, ProPublica The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a request for proposals for its first-ever in-depth study of presidential pardons, providing fresh details on what it envisions the review will entail. The agency said it would undertake the study in response to articles published by ProPublica and…

FBI: Sikh temple shooter killed himself

Wade Michael Page shot and killed himself after his shooting assault on a Wisconsin Sikh temple, the FBI said at a Wednesday morning press conference, Reuters reports. The announcement by Special Agent in Charge Teresa Carlson contradicts the previous narrative by authorities that Oak Creek, Wisconsin, police killed Page following…

Bryan Fischer: Sikh temple shooter was a liberal because he hated Herman Cain

Fundamentalist Christian radio host Bryan Fischer says that the white supremacist who massacred six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin must have been a liberal because he hated former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain and had a “a left-wing political philosophy.” On his Tuesday American Family Association radio show,…

Report: Disabled students almost twice as likely to be suspended

A new study indicates students with disabilities throughout the public school system are getting suspended nearly twice as much as those without, with disabled black students being particularly disciplined. According to the New York Times, the analysis (PDF) by the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at UCLA took a look…

Police: Pennsylvania tax collector sold weed outside courthouse

Prosecutors in the Carlisle Borough, Pennsylvania said Tuesday that a 21-year-old tax collector, elected last year, was arrested for selling marijuana to an undercover police officer. George T. Hicks, a Democrat who simultaneously became the Carlisle’s first African American tax collector and the youngest tax collector in the U.S. when…

Hillary Clinton boogies on the dance floor in South Africa

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton showed off her moves in Johannesburg on Tuesday. During a dinner hosted by South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Clinton started off slowly, but proved she had skills after one of the singers at the event coaxed her into a suggestive dance. In May,…

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