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Star Trek’s “Q,” John de Lancie, Comes Out as Openly Secular

The latest person to film a video for the Openly Secular campaign is John de Lancie, an actor best known as “Q” on Star Trek:

The latest person to film a video for the Openly Secular campaign is John de Lancie, an actor best known as “Q” on Star Trek:

The fact of the matter is that, as somebody who is secular, I will fight for the person who’s religious to be religious. But I would like the people who are religious to fight for me to be secular.

Others who have made these videos include: Rep. Barney Frank, Penn & Teller, Bill Maher, Julia Sweeney, and Arian Foster.

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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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