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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.”

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.

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“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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Joy Reid says Trump ‘pulled a full Charlottesville’ by ‘fanning the flames’ of racism and ethno-nationalism

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MSNBC anchor Joy Reid blasted President Donald Trump's racism during her opening segment while hosting "The Last Word" on MSNBC on Friday.

"That didn’t last long. Having read the talking points crammed into his hands by nervous Republicans for almost an entire day, Donald Trump pulled a full Charlottesville, praising his supporters who chanted 'Send Her Back' to attack Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) at his North Carolina campaign rally as 'incredible patriots,'" Reid reported.

"Yep, 24-hours-ago, Trump -- per those nervous Republican talking points -- claimed that he disapproved of the racist chant about congresswoman Omar and even tried to stop it," she said. "He got nice headlines that claiming he was disavowing the chant from some of the news media who indulged in the false balance tick of pretending whatever the president said is true and it’s a given fact."

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Maddow revolted by child sex trafficking charges against Trump pal George Nader: ‘None of this is normal’

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow connected the dots between the President Donald Trump's administration and George Nader, who served time for child pornography prior to Trump's 2016 campaign and has subsequently been arrested on child sex trafficking charges.

"In what is an astonishingly scandal-ridden presidency, populated by an astonishingly strange cast of characters, he remains one of the most unsettling figures in all of Trump world. Again, to be clear, to disambiguate here, we are not talking about Jeffrey Epstein, seen here with the president, who is also now in custody awaiting child sex trafficking charges," Maddow explained. "No, this is a whole different guy who you can see in this picture with the president who is now in federal custody awaiting a different set of sex trafficking charges as well as serious child porn charges and not for the first time."

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Fox News hires former Trump spokesman as Senior Vice President: report

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The revolving door between the White House and Fox News was spinning on Friday as a former spokesman for President Donald Trump was hired by Fox News.

"A bit of news: Raj Shah, the former spokesman in the White House, is joining Fox as a senior Vice President," Washington Post White House correspondent Josh Dawsey reported on Friday.

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After Hope Hicks left her job as White House communications director, she was hired to lead corporate communications for New Fox, the parent company of Fox News.

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