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Colorado Republicans kill bill that would ban 'conversion therapy' for LGBT minors

A Colorado bill that would have outlawed the use of "conversion therapy" on LGBT minors was killed by three Republican Senators late Wednesday, The Denver Post's Joey Bunch reports.

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South Carolina justifies same-sex marriage ban by arguing that women once lacked basic rights

South Carolina officials filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court that argued banning same-sex marriage was constitutional because the Fourteenth Amendment originally did not prohibit states from discriminating against women, Slate’s Mark Joseph Stein reports.

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Texas rebels secede from reality with claim that American flag more racist than Confederate

A group of Texans attempting to build a memorial to the Confederate war dead in Orange claim that the controversy around their plan to fly 32 Confederate battle flags -- eight prominent ones, and another 24 to represent the Texas regiments that fought in the war -- is "overblown," The Washington Post's Peter Holley reports.

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WATCH: Tennessee pastor begs lawmakers not to 'demean' the Bible by making it the official state book

A Tennessee pastor valiantly attempted to convince the state House and Senate not to declare the Bible to be the state's official book -- but to no avail, The Tennessean's David Boucher reports.

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As Texas considers Indiana-style religious freedom bill, businesses warn of Indiana-style backlash

The Texas Association of Business and state Democrats stood side-by-side yesterday to declare that proposed amendments to the state's constitution that resemble Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act would "devastate economic development" in the state, The Texas Tribune's Edgar Walters reported.

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Larry Wilmore: Out-of-touch GOP wants to 'remove the luster' from being poor and hungry

On last night's episode of The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore went after states that are attempting to limit what items people can spend their welfare and food stamps on.

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Fox guest: Keep discrimination legal because Bible tells businesses not to hire atheists

A former Department of Justice official went on Fox & Friends over the weekend to discuss the passage of a Madison, Wisconsin city ordinance that prohibits businesses from discriminating against atheists.

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WATCH: Iowa bishop issues oddly detailed death threat from pulpit — but he won’t reveal target

A bishop in Des Moines, Iowa is coming under fire after a video of him making detailed death threats to an unknown person started circulating online, WHO-TV reports.

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Reza Aslan explains why it's fine to blame ISIS on Islam -- and why Islamophobes still have it wrong

Last week, Reza Aslan delivered the University of Toledo's Imam Khattab Lecture in Islamic Studies, and in it announced that he thinks it's "fine" if people blame Islam for ISIS -- but only if they also credit Muslims for fighting ISIS.

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Bill Nye: 'Planet-killing' asteroids far smaller and more common than you think

On the latest episode of the Star Talk Radio Show, guest host Bill Nye "The Science Guy" discussed planet- and city-killing asteroids with co-host Eugene Mirman, comedian H. Jon Benjamin, NASA researcher Yvonne Pendleton, and Stanford astronautics professor G. Scott Hubbard.

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How are atheists spending their Easter morning? By mocking Christians on Twitter, of course

Atheists are spending this Christian holiday the way they spend most of them -- by pointing out its absurdities on social media sites like Twitter.

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Gay-friendly Christian choir shames Memories Pizza by singing about love in front of shuttered store

A gay-friendly Christian choir called "The Ripple Effect" is attempting to heal the small town of Walkerton, Indiana, which has been torn apart since the owners of Memories Pizza declared that they would discriminate against the LGBT community.

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SNL mocks Scientology with jargon-filled 1990s ‘Neurotology’ music video

The fake advertisement on last night's episode of Saturday Night Live took advantage of the popularity of the recent anti-Scientology HBO documentary Going Clear to mock a "Neurotology" ad purportedly made in the 1990s.

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SNL lampoons CNN for useless reenactments and the continued employment of Don Lemon

On the latest episode of Saturday Night Live, the venerable comedy show mocked the utter incompetence of the CNN Newsroom's attempts to make the issues of the day understandable to its viewers.

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'Tea Party' protesters opposed to Florida land deal were mostly actors hired by Big Sugar

The Palm Beach Post's Christine Stapleton reports that the "Tea Party" protesters outside of the South Florida Water Management District on Thursday were, by and large, actors hired by the Tea Party of Miami and U.S. Sugar.

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