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Jim Carrey Goes on Ignorant Twitter Tirade Over California’s New Vaccine Law

July 1, 2015

Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 277, finally ending vaccine exemptions for reasons of conscience or religious belief:It was the right move in terms of public safety, but anti-vaxxers are all over the airwaves this week talking about how their "choice" to put children in harm's way has been taken away from them.Leading the charge last night was actor Jim Carrey -- who, not coincidentally, used to date Jenny McCarthy.
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Where Was God’s Wrath All Those Other Times?

July 1, 2015

While religious extremists do more harm than good, it’s hard to argue that they don’t provide entertainment every now and then. One of their favorite rallying calls of the past several decades has been to predict God’s apocalyptic wrath due to the acceptance of homosexuality in America.Unsurprisingly, the recent Supreme Court affirmation of marriage equality has brought out the nuts once more.Evangelical leader Franklin Graham warned:
I do believe God's judgment will come upon this nation. When we read the scripture, God's judgment would come upon Israel, time and time again, when they turned their back on Him.
Here’s the thing, though: if we’re willing to suspend our (dis)belief and assume there is a Higher Power out there who is all too willing to dole out punishment for sin, aren’t there a slew of other travesties that should have prompted such rage?
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