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Neil deGrasse Tyson Settles Longstanding Fights on The Late Show

It doesn’t matter how meaningful or meaningless the debate is, Neil deGrasse Tyson will put an end to it. He appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to settle those Friday Night Fights.But not before talking about the newly discovered “ninth planet.” (That alone was worth the price of admission.)deGrasseDebate

It doesn’t matter how meaningful or meaningless the debate is, Neil deGrasse Tyson will put an end to it. He appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to settle those Friday Night Fights.

But not before talking about the newly discovered “ninth planet.” (That alone was worth the price of admission.)

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Hey, Late Show producers, please make this a recurring segment!

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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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