Last night, coupled with four Kentucky taxpayers, two of which are ordained ministers, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State has filed a motion to intervene as well as a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Answers in Genesis against the state of Kentucky for the denial of an 18 million dollar tax incentive.
Can we put this idiotic quote mining nonsense to rest once and for all?
Time and time again the anti-new atheist brigade come marching out to smear the name of Ayaan Hirsi Ali by claiming that she has spoken out in defense of Anders Breivik, the mass murdering terrorist who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011.
Yesterday I reported that Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration requested that a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed agains the state by Answers in Genesis over the 18 million dollar tax incentive the organization lost to complete its Ark Encounter theme park.
According to the states motion to dismiss,
Gov. Beshear has asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Answers in Genesis’s Noah’s Ark theme park, The Ark Encounter over the state’s rejection of tax incentives the park requested.
In their request for dismissal on Friday, Beshear and Bob Stewart. secretary of the state Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet said, “Providing the public funding sought for religious purposes …would constitute an unlawful establishment of religion” under the U.S. and Kentucky constitutions.
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State issued a letter to the IRS today claiming that Liberty University violated federal laws in hosting Ted Cruz to announce his candidacy for President of the United States.
The letter which is addressed to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen states,
On January 7, 2015, two Islamic extremists stormed the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. They separated the men from the women and announced the names of the cartoonists they intended to kill. Their shooting spree left 12 people dead. Two days later, they took several people hostage in a printing warehouse outside Paris and killed four of them.
As with most events like this, everyone started looking for answers and wanted to know who was to blame. The main culprits emerged immediately. Islam and religion were to blame, politics were to blame, and a magazine was to blame for printing images mocking the prophet Mohammed.
Here is some good news.
According to a piece by the Religion News Service a report by General Social Survey was released for the year 2014 showing a massive drop in Americans who claim to hold onto a particular religion. Since 2012, nearly 7.5 million Americans have stated they are no longer active in a religion.
The study, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, this massive study gives us the most accurate data on American society; including statistic about religion in society.
Russell Brand has decided to take on Stephen Fry over the existence of God. And how did it go?
He should stick to comedy.
His philosophical arguments are simply uneducated and not well thought out. His previous videos about not-voting are asinine at best, and thankfully those smarter than him have shut down that argument. He simply does not have a track record of being a solid voice for any of his positions, yet he doesn’t shut up.
If you need any further proof that Pope Francis is a very good PR man for the Catholic Church, look no further.
In a recent poll conducted by Pew Research they found that Francis has an overall 90% approval rating among catholics, almost as high as John Paul II
Backstage at Real Time with Bill Maher science communicator Bill Nye shows the world how real science is done.
After publishing in his book, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation that he is critical of GMO’s he spent time with scientists in the field and revised his views and says he will be revising his book for the second edition due out in the fall of 2015.
Nye said he is very excited about revising that chapter and telling people about his new view saying, “when you’re in love you want to tell the world.”
While Nye may have never actually been fully in the “anti” camp on GMO’s he did offer some pretty strong arguments for the anti-GMO movement claiming many of the same arguments drove his views such as five years not being enough time for testing or that companies are asking the government for funding; what amounts to the “follow the money” argument.