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Kentucky Tea Party governor blames Charlottesville violence on lack of Bibles in schools

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin raised eyebrows when he told a conservative talk radio personalty that a lack of Bibles in schools is responsible for the white nationalist violence in Charlottesville.

West Virginia radio host Tom Roten asked the Kentucky Republican about a controversial bill he signed allowing the Bible to be taught in public schools.

“When you go back a couple of hundred years, in most instances the only textbooks that were in our public schools were in the Bible,” Bevin claimed.

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“And it’s interesting that the more we’ve removed any sense of spiritual obligation or moral higher authority or absolute right and wrong, the more we’ve removed things that are biblically taught from society, the more we’ve seen the kind of mayhem that we were just discuss,” he continued.

Critics noted multiple problems with Bevin’s reasoning.

“Say it all together now: The Bible was never banned from public schools,” Hemant Mehta at Friendly Atheist. “What Bevinis referring to are mandatory Christian prayers. How that rejects some part of our history, I don’t know.”

“And why are we trying to replicate our education system from hundreds of years ago,” Mehta added.

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Bevin’s habit of relying upon the Bible and prayer as a public policy response has been labeled as, “Kentucky-fried Christianity” by critics.

Bevin’s official plan to reduce an epidemic of violence in Louisville’s troubled West End was for people to walk the neighborhood praying for “two to three times a week during the next year.”

“The weekend following Gov. Matt Bevin’s prayer plan was marred by violence, leaving four dead in just three days,” the Courier-Journal noted.

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Nine additional homicides have been committed in Louisville since that tragic weekend.

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Rick Wilson obliterates Dems for letting Lewandowski get away with stonewalling: ‘So bad it makes me cringe’

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Anti-Trump Republican strategist Rick Wilson dropped the hammer on House Democrats Tuesday for letting Trump minion Corey Lewandowski make a mockery of their oversight powers.

After witnessing a House Judiciary Committee hearing that quickly devolved into a circus with Lewandowski stonewalling and evading questions, Wilson unloaded on Democrats for failing in their basic responsibilities in governmental oversight.

"This is outrageous contempt," Wilson wrote. "It isn't just that this scumbag Lewandowski is slapping the committee with it. This is a test, and the Democrats are going to fail it. They're so bad at this it makes me cringe."

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Israeli exit polls show Netanyahu losing election: reports

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In a surprising turn of events, exit polls in Israel show Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu losing the election. The prime minister's voting block failed to reach a 61 seats majority in the Knesset.

According the to the Jerusalem Post, there is no clear winner in the election. However, Axios reports that Netanyahu has failed to secure a victory.

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Trump attacks the homeless for sleeping in ‘our best highways, our best streets’ and vows to ‘do something about it’

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued an angry broadside against America's homeless population.

The Washington Post's Josh Dawsey reports that Trump, during a conversation with reporters, complained that homeless people are living in "our best highways, our best streets, our best entrances to buildings."

The president then said that people who live in these buildings pay "tremendous taxes" and want "prestige," and then vowed that "we'll be doing something about it."

Trump says homeless people are living in "our best highways, our best streets, our best entrances to buildings" where people pay "tremendous taxes" and want "prestige." Says he's speaking to tenants who "want to leave the country." He adds: "We'll be doing something about it."

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