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Baptist leader fired after alleged cover up of rape accusations will now teach course on ‘Christian Ethics’

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Paige Patterson, the former leader of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary who was fired after a woman came forward to accuse him of discouraging her from reporting a rape allegation, has a new gig.

Religion News Service reports that Patterson will be taking part in a week-long seminar later this month in which he’ll be teaching a class called “Christian Ethics: The Bible and Moral Issues.”

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Patterson, who also came under fire earlier this year for encouraging an abused woman to stay with her husband and for making a “joke” about a “very attractive” teenage girl during a 2014 sermon, will be teaching the class alongside Southern Evangelical Seminary President Richard Land.

“We believe that there are a lot of people who would like to hear from him about living the Christian life in America,” Land explained to Religion News Service in justifying his decision to bring Patterson aboard. “I believe he’s an asset to evangelicalism and we’re looking forward to it.”

But Christian activist Ashley Easter, who helped organize a protest against Patterson at the Southern Baptist Convention, tells Religion News Service that she is highly disappointed in Land’s decision to bring Patterson aboard.

“Paige Patterson has proved time and time again that he is unfit to educate others on topics of ethics and morality,” she said. “Anyone who invites him to speak on these topics is guilty of the same hypocrisy as Patterson himself.”

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Fox News reporter and right-wing conspiracy theorists planned to wiretap family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich: report

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The Daily Beast on Monday evening broke a bombshell report on a secret 2017 meeting in Texas on a right-wing conspiracy theory where espionage was discussed.

"One of their topics was responding to online critics of wealthy Texas businessman Ed Butowsky, who had recently been outed as a driving force behind a retracted Fox News story about murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich," The Beast reported. "The group that gathered at Butowsky’s home included a conspiracy theorist, a Fox reporter fighting for her career, a former private intelligence contractor married to star journalist Lara Logan, and a Democratic PR operative who lost his business in the face of sexual assault allegations."

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Maddow breaks down potential ‘direct financial connection’ between the Russian government and Donald Trump

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow read bombshell excerpts from a new book set for release on Tuesday.

The host interviewed David Enrich, finance editor at The New York Times, about his forthcoming book Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction.

The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" read excerpts from the book.

"There was no doubt that Deutsche Bank had extensive business dealings with Russia, and those dealings included acting as a conduit for dirty money to get out of Russia and into the western financial system," Enrich wrote.

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Trump said he ‘loved’ the fact that America is more divided than ever: ex-GOP congressman

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President Donald Trump bragged about increasing divisions in America during a White House meeting, a former Republican congressman explained on MSNBC on Monday.

Former Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) told host Joy Reid that "Donald Trump has intentionally tried to create the anxiety" that Americans are explaining.

"Garry Kasparov, the Russian freedom activist, has said the point of disinformation isn't to manipulate the truth, it's to exhaust your critical thinking," Jolly explained. "To exhaust your critical thinking, that's what we're experiencing as voters."

"I had a colleague that was in a meeting in the Roosevelt Room and he said he heard Trump say, 'Have you ever seen the nation so divided?' My colleagues and others said, 'No, we haven't.' Trump said, 'I love it that way.' This is the currency that he's peddling as political strategy, but it's not one we have to accept," Jolly explained.

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