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Arizona GOP Bill Seeks to Make Abortion Punishable by Death
So much for being "pro-life."
Arizona Republican State Rep. Walter Blackman and nine of his GOP colleagues introduced a bill that would allow for doctors who perform abortions — as well as the women who receive them — to be charged with first degree murder, which is punishable by death. This includes abortions at any stage of pregnancy, regardless of incest or rape, and even if the mother’s life is in danger.
Just a hypothetical: what if this group of Republicans had prophetic knowledge that one of these babies they’d save from abortion would grow up to be an abortion doctor. Would they abort it? I honestly couldn’t predict their answer because there’s so much cognitive dissonance in their “pro-life” stance.
It turns out that 39% of atheists donate to political candidates, more than any other “religious” group.Fun fact: no religious group donates money to political candidates more than atheists. In 2019, 39% of atheists gave a political donation. For comparison, in 2019 it was: 38% of Jews 23% of mainline 18% of white Catholics 16% of white evangelicals 9% of Mormons
That surprised me at first glance, but it certainly makes sense. We’re active and passionate about the issues — to the point that we embrace the “atheist” label — so supporting candidates seems like a natural next step.
A federal judge denied bail to Georgia attorney and Capitol insurrectionist William McCall Calhoun, Jr. after looking into the man’s past social media posts and deeming him untrustworthy to self confine at home. By the looks of it, we’re dodging bullets by keeping him in jail:
“God is on Trump’s side,” the veteran lawyer wrote in a separate post. “God is not on the Democrats’ side. And if patriots have to kill 60 million of these communists, it is God’s will.”
“Think ethnic cleansing but it’s anti-communist cleansing,” he added.
It’s unclear if Atheist Alliance International’s now-former executive director Michael Sherlock resigned or was fired, but we can tell you his slur-filled rant on the way out the door was no surprise to us.
It’s hard to imagine why he would have been a liability to the organization’s reputation.
The Conservative Party of Canada kicked MP Derek Sloanto the curb after he accepted a campaign donation from a white nationalist. It’s nice to see conservatives somewhere are drawing a line.
The Conservative caucus voted to remove Derek Sloan not because of one specific event, but because of a pattern of destructive behavior involving multiple incidents and disrespect towards the Conservative team for over a year.
These actions have been a consistent distraction from our efforts to grow the party and focus on the work we need to do. Events of the past week were simply the last straw and led to our caucus making the decision it did today.
Finally, when a Catholic priest’s angry rant against a flawed baptism includes this image, you KNOW something insane is going down: