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What It Was Like Running for Congress as a Progressive Atheist from Arizona

This week, American Atheists released several hours of video from both their 2014 and 2015 conventions.I really like this talk by James Woods, who ran for Congress in Arizona:

This week, American Atheists released several hours of video from both their 2014 and 2015 conventions.

I really like this talk by James Woods, who ran for Congress in Arizona:

There are so many powerful speeches in this collection — from people who have been physically attacked for challenging religion to atheist politicians to former Survivor contestants (Mark Burnett, call me!) — so go through them when you get a chance!

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For Certain Christians, Lying for Jesus is Justified in the Abortion Wars

Leviticus 19:11 makes clear: "Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another."There's quite a bit of the Bible that conservative Christian activists tend to leave out, but Biblical prohibitions against lying are routinely given short shrift by those intent on seeing God's will done on Earth. We don't have to look far for examples of it -- from Christians arguing that LGBT people are predators to politicians pretending that being gay is a choice, these lies are common.The Washington Post has a good look at another popular outlet for faith-based lying: the abortion debate, and the notoriously deceptive idea of "crisis pregnancy centers." Reporter Petula Dvorak examines the work of one Virginia activist, Pat Lohman, in particular.shutterstock_296153609
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