Ohio Legislative Committee Approves Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

Ohio Legislative Committee Approves Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

A legislative committee in Ohio has approved a bill that seeks to defund the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. According to reports, the Health Committee of the Ohio House of Representatives voted party lines today, with all 11 Republicans in favor of the legislation and all 9 Democrats opposed. The bill, which aims to prioritize state […]

Oklahoma Officials to Consider Establishing Ten Commandments Monument at County Courthouse

Oklahoma Officials to Consider Establishing Ten Commandments Monument at County Courthouse

Officials in Oklahoma have agreed to consider plans to establish a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of a county courthouse. LeFlore County representatives had approved a request in 2009 from former Poteau Mayor Don Barnes to erect the statue, but halted the measure after the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a similar […]

Tulsa Unitarian ‘Church’ Hosts Sunday Services for Atheists

Tulsa Unitarian ‘Church’ Hosts Sunday Services for Atheists

The leader of a Unitarian establishment in Tulsa, Oklahoma recently began hosting Sunday services for atheists. Markin Lavanhar of All Souls Unitarian ‘Church’ told Tulsa World that he sees approximately 100-200 people attend his special Sunday services, which feature no prayers, no praise and worship and no mention of God. “Just the word ‘God’ turns […]

Russian Court Approves Lawsuit Against Madonna for Promoting Homosexuality to Minors

Russian Court Approves Lawsuit Against Madonna for Promoting Homosexuality to Minors

During a pre-trial hearing this week in St. Petersburg, Russia, a court ruled that a lawsuit filed against American pop singer Madonna for promoting homosexuality to minors could go forward. The court opined that the suit, filed by groups such as Union of Russian Citizens, the People’s Assembly and the New Great Russia, presented “sufficient evidence” […]

Thousands of Georgia Voters Write-In ‘Darwin’ in Race Against Creationist Congressman

Thousands of Georgia Voters Write-In ‘Darwin’ in Race Against Creationist Congressman

Approximately four thousand voters in Georgia wrote in Charles Darwin for Congress on Tuesday as a statement of opposition to current United States Representative Paul Broun, who was running virtually unopposed. According to reports, University of Georgia biologist Jim Leebens-Mack recently began a Facebook campaign urging the write-in following remarks made by Broun, in which […]

CIA Director David Petraeus Quits Over Extramarital Affair

CIA Director David Petraeus Quits Over Extramarital Affair

WASHINGTON — David Petraeus, the retired four-star general renowned for taking charge of the military campaigns in Iraq and then Afghanistan, abruptly resigned Friday as director of the CIA, admitting to an extramarital affair. The affair was discovered during an FBI investigation, according to officials briefed on the developments. They spoke on condition of anonymity […]

Missouri Republican Todd Akin Loses Senate Race

Missouri Republican Todd Akin Loses Senate Race

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Missouri Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin, who sparked a furor in August with comments about “legitimate rape,” was defeated by Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill on Tuesday. Until the rape comment, Akin was considered the favorite to beat McCaskill in a state that has trended Republican and voted for Republican presidential […]

Colorado, Washington First States to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

(Reuters) – Colorado and Washington became the first U.S. states to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use on Tuesday in defiance of federal law, setting the stage for a possible showdown with the Obama administration. But another ballot measure to remove criminal penalties for personal possession and cultivation of recreational cannabis […]

Philadelphia Poll Placed Next to Massive Barack Obama ‘Hope and Change’ Mural

Philadelphia Poll Placed Next to Massive Barack Obama ‘Hope and Change’ Mural

Some voters in Philadelphia were surprised today when they were confronted with a massive Barack Obama mural while waiting in line to vote. Those whose polling station is the Benjamin Franklin Elementary School (Ward 35) were greeted with the gigantic mural this morning when they entered the building. One of the poll booths is directly […]