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Faith healer sues atheist video blogger for using science to expose him on YouTube as a ‘swindler’

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A self-described faith healer has filed a lawsuit against atheist video blogger Stephanie Guttormson after she posted a video debunking his claim that he was a medical professional.

Guttormson, who is Operations Director for the Richard Dawkins Foundation, posted a video to YouTube last December explaining why she was skeptical that Adam Miller’s 1977 near death experience (NDE) gave him special abilities to heal people.

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“Let’s start by pointing out that the germ theory of disease accounts for how illnesses affect us,” Guttormson pointed out. “He makes this claim that these experiences in your lives and traumas create dark cellular structure — whatever that is — and that by invoking this magic spirit, it will come down and break up this — quote, unquote — dark cellular structure.”

“Sometimes we want the answers so badly and want to help so badly that we’ll believe just about anything,” she added in a subsequent video. “Usually out of fear and hopelessness and desperation.”

“Adam Miller is a charlatan, he’s a swindler, he’s a snake oil salesman. You risk your lives delaying or forgoing proper medical treatment by going to him for help. And more importantly, for believing his unsubstantiated claims.”

Miller posted a video in response announcing that he would take legal action for copyright and other violations. According to the faith healer, Guttormson “mutilated and molested” his original video, which he said was “a very holy work.”

Miller’s video also repeatedly suggested that Guttormson could not be trusted because she was transgender.

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“She never once states herself what she is or who she is,” a woman in the video notes.

“She’s not actually showing anything for the community either by saying, you know, she was a guy,” a second woman agrees. “She’s not really being who she is. You know, she’s lying about that.”

On a GoFundMe page created to fund her defense, Guttormson said this week that she had been officially served with a summons to appear in court.

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Video shows California cops pointing guns at Black teens who were being threatened by homeless man

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Law enforcement officers in Santa Clarita, California were seen on video pointing weapons at Black teens who were allegedly being threatened by a homeless man.

The video was posted by Instagram user Tammilaray.

"I wanted to share what happened to my son yesterday in SCV when he was with a couple of friends sitting at a bus stop headed home," the Instagram user explained. "He was attacked by a gentleman (homeless guy) who approached them and first asked them if they had any crack then tried to take their things."

According to the report, the manager of the nearby Buffalo Wild Wings called the cops to get help for the teens.

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‘Back the Blue’ members beat BLM protesters in Colorado ditch: ‘Keep punching each other in the face’

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Members of a "Back the Blue" rally were seen fighting with Black Lives Matter counter-protesters in Fort Collins, Colorado over the weekend.

Video posted on social media shows members of the "Back the Blue" group advancing on Black Lives Matter activists. The confrontation eventually becomes a fighting match in a neighborhood ditch.

"Everybody keep their hands off their weapons!" one man can be heard shouting. "Keep punching each other in the face. Don't shoot anybody."

Ciara Wilson posted video of the confrontation on Instagram.

"I was at the Pro Police FCPD rally today," she wrote. "Counter protestors were violently beaten and had no signs of aggression or hostility. Pro Police protestors forced them to the end of the block and then savagely assaulted them. Afterwards the COUNTER PROTESTORS WERE DETAINED. The officers did not tell them why they were being detained. The pro police protestors who literally assaulted these people for no fucking reason other than being PSYCHOPATHS got away with it. I am so sick and tired of this."

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A new ad from progressive PAC MeidasTouch draws upon years of video footage to expose Donald Trump as a racist, going back to him calling for the execution of the Central Park Five -- who were found innocent -- to his present-day dog whistles to racists to support his re-election campaign.

The ad, called "Vote Out Racism," was released late Friday night, also touches on his birther comments about former President Barack Obama that extended into his presidential run in 2016.

You can see the ad below:

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