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John Denton, Cameron Brandon Shea, Kaleb Cole, Taylor Ashley Parker-Dipeppe and Johnny Roman Garza #wingnut #psycho abcnews.go.com

The Justice Department on Wednesday announced a series of nationwide arrests of members of the white nationalist group, Atomwaffen, as the FBI steps up its policing of neo-Nazi groups in the U.S.

John Denton, the former leader of the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen, was arrested n the Eastern District of Virginia for his alleged role in coordinating several "swatting events" that targeted a university, a Baptist church and a news organization, among others.

According to a criminal affidavit, Denton allegedly conspired with others to make prank calls through the encrypted app Mumble in order to trick law enforcement dispatchers into believing Denton's intended targets were in imminent danger of death or causing harm to others, often generating significant emergency responses to unwitting individuals or groups.

The targets included an unidentified Cabinet official living in Virginia, Old Dominion University, Alfred Street Baptist Church, the New York City office of ProPublica and an investigative journalist for ProPublica.

"Denton allegedly chose the two targets because he was furious with ProPublica and the investigative journalist for publishing his true identity and discussing his role in Atomwaffen Division," the affidavit says.

In a separate indictment unsealed in the Western District of Washington, four members of the group were arrested in four different states for allegedly targeting journalists and members of the Anti-Defamation League who had outed Atomwaffen’s behavior.

Cameron Brandon Shea, 24, of Redmond, Washington; Kaleb Cole, 24, of Montgomery, Texas; Taylor Ashley Parker-Dipeppe, 20, of Spring Hill, Florida; and Johnny Roman Garza, 20, of Queen Creek, Arizona, were all charged in the conspiracy.

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The posters sent to journalists allegedly showed an image of a reporter with a message that read "Two can play at this game," and, "Death to pigs." The men allegedly used encrypted online chat groups to identify journalists they wanted to intimidate.

Shea, one of those arrested, was identified as a high-level member and primary recruiter for Atomwaffen, who coordinated a "Death Valley Hate Camp" in Las Vegas in January 2018, where members of the group "trained in hand-to-hand combat, firearms, and created neo-Nazi propaganda videos and pictures of themselves posing with weapons," according to federal prosecutors.

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As a part of their harassment operation, one member of the group suggested picking targets on the Society of Professional Journalists online directory. One responded that he had picked out "three targets, and one was Jewish." Garza, identified in the indictment, wrote back that he "had found a leader of a 'association of black journalists' in his state."

Cole, one of the Atomwaffen members charged Wednesday, also suggested the group could buy "rag dolls and knives" so the group would leave "a doll knifed through the head at their target locations."

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Donald Trump #fundie abcnews.go.com

President Trump stumps in support for Roy Moore

Rallying supporters at a venue just 20 miles away from the Alabama border, President Trump sought to discredit one of the women accusing Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct in calling on Alabama voters to vote for the Moore in the upcoming special election.

"How many people here are from the great state of Alabama?" Trump asked the audience about an hour into his remarks at an event by the president's re-election campaign.

"Did you see what happened today? Do you know the yearbook? Did you see that? There was a little mistake made. She started writing things in the yearbook. Oh, what are we going to do? Gloria Allred, any time you see her you know something's going wrong," the president said, referring to the lawyer for Moore accuser Beverly Young Nelson.

Nelson is one of one eight women who have come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against Moore and has brought forward a yearbook from 1977 which she says Moore signed prior to allegedly assaulting her. Moore has denied it’s his handwriting in the yearbook, and his supporters have further sought to discredit her story, noting differences in some of the handwriting on the inscription.

Nelson told ABC News Friday that she wrote a note under the inscription she says is Moore's inscription.“I had wrote under it where it happened at,” she said, but maintained that Moore "wrote the note and signed his name.”

The president, who has endorsed Moore in the election despite the multiple sexual misconduct allegations that have been leveled against him, said Friday night that the Republican Party can't afford to lose a vote in the Senate, where Republicans maintain a slim 2-vote majority.

"We cannot afford ...to lose a seat in the very, very close United States senate. We can't afford it, folks. We can't," Trump said. "We can't afford to have a liberal Democrat who is completely controlled by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. We can't do it."

He went on to say, "So get out and vote for Roy Moore."

The White House maintains that the president remains concerned about the allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against Moore but say that Moore's denials should also be taken under consideration.

President Trump's remarks on Moore Friday night was the first time he has touted the candidate in a political campaign setting, but the president has previously made supportive statements about Moore's candidacy -- tweeting on Friday morning "VOTE ROY MOORE!"

Donald J. Trump ?
@realDonaldTrump
LAST thing the Make America Great Again Agenda needs is a Liberal Democrat in Senate where we have so little margin for victory already. The Pelosi/Schumer Puppet Jones would vote against us 100% of the time. He’s bad on Crime, Life, Border, Vets, Guns & Military. VOTE ROY MOORE!
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Indonesia's Aceh province #fundie abcnews.go.com

Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province were publicly caned dozens of times Tuesday for consensual gay sex, a punishment that intensifies an anti-gay backlash in the world's most populous Muslim country and which rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture."

More than a thousand people packed the courtyard of a mosque to witness the caning, which was the first time that Aceh, the only province in Indonesia to practice Shariah law, has caned people for homosexuality.

The crowd shouted insults and cheered as the men, aged 20 and 23, were whipped across the back and winced with pain. Many in the crush of spectators filmed the caning with cellphones as a team of five robed and hooded enforcers took turns to inflict the punishment, relieving one another after every 20 strokes for one of the men and 40 for the other.

Sarojini Mutia Irfan, a female university student who witnessed the caning, said it was a necessary deterrent.

"What they have done is like a virus that can harm people's morale," she said. "This kind of public punishment is an attempt to stop the spread of the virus to other communities in Aceh."

The couple were arrested in March after neighborhood vigilantes in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh, suspected them of being gay and broke into their rented room to catch them having sex.

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dc.sunsets #fundie abcnews.go.com

Trump is popular because the Dem/Rep duopoly is FEEDING the leftist CULT pushing open borders, reality-denying antiracism, lunatic multi-culturalism, and the entire wishlist of the LGBT deviant community. If you think Trump is bad, just wait unit you see what follows his candidacy, whether he wins or loses. The silent majority of the USA, the people who pay 99% of the taxes, play by the rules, don't commit crimes, etc., are FED UP with being insulted and told we're the problem.

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Benjamin Cole #racist abcnews.go.com

A senior advisor to Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock has resigned in disgrace hours after racially insensitive posts he wrote on Facebook came to light today.

Benjamin Cole, who joined Schock’s office as senior advisor for policy and communications in March 2014, confirmed in a text message to ABC News that he resigned.

"I am extremely disappointed by the inexcusable and offensive online comments made by a member of my staff," Schock wrote in a statement released by his office. "I would expect better from any member of my team. Upon learning about them I met with Mr. Cole and he offered his resignation which I have accepted.”

Cole’s racist posts were first reported by ThinkProgress and Buzzfeed.

Before joining Schock’s office, Cole posted a series of videos and comments on October 13, 2013 mocking two African-Americans outside his apartment in Washington, DC, comparing them to zoo animals. About two months later, Cole took to Facebook to report witnessing a shooting of “one of the hood rats on my street” by “another hood rat.”

Buzzfeed also found a post from August 16, 2010 where Cole suggested that a mosque be built on the White House grounds to give President Obama a ‘house of worship.’

“I just think it would be nice for the President to have his own house of worship, since he’s not been able to find one suitable in DC since 2004 when he moved here,” Cole wrote.

The posts have since been deleted.

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agcala #fundie abcnews.go.com

[The article is about two girls who stabbed a friend in Wisconsin]

Feminist movement have gone a bit out of hand in Wisconsin but all in all this is just a bump in the road as Obersturmbannführer Sandra Flucke and his boss Obama would say. Did the girls plan the attack? What difference does it make would HITLary say, they acted for the Greatest Good so they could become proxies of Slender Man, who would accept them and let them live with him in his mansion in the Nicolet National Forest.
Looks like a fairly tale to you?
We have heard worse at the Benghazi hearings
When children are being raised without God, they create one of themselves.

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Meghan Fry #fundie abcnews.go.com

[A pair of 12 year-old girls stabbed a friend nearly to death purportedly in order to please or placate Slenderman. Other posters were describing the girls as "monsters." ]

The demonic "Slender man" appearing in the girl's dream was the monster - and yes, that experience really can and does happen to people. The children are spiritually and mentally victimized, and you, like a "genius" label THEM as monsters? They're human children. Do you even know what influences played into those evil and horror things they got caught up in?
Didn't think so.
There's no "excuse" for what was done - it was a heinous and especially vile evil thing that they did - but at least know yourself first. Because if there is one thing that I have seen time and time again, this sort of accusation which denies the humanity of human beings comes out from or into a particular living manifestation:
1) Either the evil they accuse others of being is what they are guilty of themselves
2) or still are partaking of (unchecked)
3) or will be otherwise led to partake of by that same REAL monster.
A soul that judges another (beyond the action to the PERSON themselves) in such a manner will have much to suffer themselves for the sake of remedial reparation (and no small building of the virtue of humility necessary for salvation) if they are not repentant early on. Innocents have as much to suffer because of the increasing ignorance of the Truth of Christ and God in the increasingly atheistic "humane" (merely neo-Paganized, really)

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LaTrinius Washington #racist abcnews.go.com

[In support of his prior claim: "Would you feel safe with an Asian at the wheel of your airplane? I think not. Terrible at judging distance and speed."]

Just look at they eyes. They can only see 66% of what normal eyes can see based on surface area of the eyeball not covered by they lids. It's basic math, fool.

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Perplexed #fundie abcnews.go.com

The physical standards will have to be lowered regardless of claims that they won't. Women simply are not stronger and don't handle constant exposure to violence as men. That is a reality that all of the political correctness in the world won't change. Don't expect any truth coming from the military about its failure. We have finally managed to allow the elites to have their way that will result in our failure in combat.

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Steve Smith #fundie abcnews.go.com

An atheist lawmaker's decision to give the daily prayer at the Arizona House of Representatives triggered a do-over from a Christian lawmaker who said the previous day's prayer didn't pass muster.

Republican Rep. Steve Smith on Wednesday said the prayer offered by Democratic Rep. Juan Mendez of Tempe at the beginning of the previous day's floor session wasn't a prayer at all. So he asked other members to join him in a second daily prayer in "repentance," and about half the 60-member body did so. Both the Arizona House and Senate begin their sessions with a prayer and a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

"When there's a time set aside to pray and to pledge, if you are a non-believer, don't ask for time to pray," said Smith, of Maricopa. "If you don't love this nation and want to pledge to it, don't say I want to lead this body in the pledge, and stand up there and say, 'you know what, instead of pledging, I love England' and (sit) down.

"That's not a pledge, and that wasn't a prayer, it's that simple," Smith said.

Mendez said he was just looking for a way to convey his own feelings like other members do when they take the rotation giving the daily prayer.

"I wanted to find a way to where I could convey some message and take advantage of the opportunity that people have when they offer these prayers," he said. "If my lack of religion doesn't give me the same opportunity to engage in this platform then I feel kind of disenfranchised. So I did want to stand up and offer some kind of thing that represented my view on what's going on."

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Ann Coulter #racist abcnews.go.com

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter implied that racial minorities are the cause of the country's "gun problem" during a Monday appearance on Fox's Hannity show.

"If you compare white populations, we have the same murder rate as Belgium," she said. "So perhaps it's not a gun problem, it is a demographic problem, which liberals are the ones who are pushing, pushing, pushing."

"Let's get more Colin Fergusons...Why are they coming in to begin with?" she said.

The Jamaican-born Ferguson killed a half dozen people at a train station in New York in the early 1990s. Ferguson was able to reload once, but was stopped by passengers as he attempted to reload for the second time.

Coulter's comments come as President Obama is poised to announce sweeping changes to the nation's gun laws.

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Coulter also mockingly criticized the lack of diversity among President Obama's cabinet selections, which have so far included several white men, specifically Sen. John Kerry for secretary of state, Chuck Hagel for defense secretary, and Jack Lew for treasury secretary.

"My principle objection," she said, "is that they are all white men."

"The lack of diversity just shocks me, shocks me!" she continued, feigning outrage.

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Bill Jack & Rusty Carter #fundie abcnews.go.com

[During Private Museum Tours, Denver Children Learn About Creationism]

They dismiss much of what's on display in the museum as "pseudo-science" and describe many of the graphic depictions of paleontology and evolution as merely "artwork." Standing before a display on "Life in the Cenozoic Seas," Jack told the group, "This is a great museum if they would take out the propaganda, if they take out the pseudo-science. It's appalling because students go away thinking that cows turned into whales."

They deride the notion that anything so complex as the human eye could be the result of random mutations, or that the scales of a fish could over millions of years become teeth.

"This is a fairy tale, " Jack declared to the children. "How do they know your teeth evolved from scales? Everybody, try that with me, how do you know?

"How-do-you-know?" the kids repeated in unison.

At another exhibit, Carter pointed to a fossil of a giant fish found in Kansas and said, "Who likes to fish? Who would believe you could catch a fish this big in Kansas ?"

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WadeGBrady #fundie abcnews.go.com

Our fighting men and women do not "bear the sword in vain". Weistein and company are trying to deny the fact that this country was founded by bible-believing christians. Imperfect, occasionally wrong, etc., but born-again, washed in the blood, adopted sons of God most high, the Lord of hosts(armies), and were and are joint heirs with His only begotten Son Who is the way, the Truth and theLiife...Jesus Christ.

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Trijicon #fundie abcnews.go.com

Coded references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ are inscribed on high-powered rifle sights provided to the United States military by a Michigan company, an ABC News investigation has found. The sights are used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the training of Iraqi and Afghan soldiers.

"We believe that America is great when its people are good," says the [Trijicon] Web site. "This goodness has been based on Biblical standards throughout our history, and we will strive to follow those morals."

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patches5777 #fundie abcnews.go.com

How bad is it when teens think they need to be gay? How about growing up first and getting educated. Then, once you're an adult, you make up your own mind. Gays won't stop until they've infiltrated and brainwashed every age group in America. They can't be happy with their own kind and groups. They have to push their agenda into every non-gay group

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freedomfighterforever #conspiracy abcnews.go.com

Maybe they should tell it to William Cooper, who predicted 9-11 and then was murdered by the feds. I guess he was mentally ill though.... riiiiiiiight. This man was former Navy intelligence. Go google or youtube William Cooper if you don't believe me. 9-11 was an inside job, and yes, there are reptilians. Go to youtube and type in 'reptilian attack', there is video footage of one of these things floating. Btw, this article makes me think of one thing in particular, soviet union. If you wanted to escape the Soviet Union, you were mentally ill. If you thought the government was evil, you were mentally ill. Wake up America, before it's too late!

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jacobw111 #conspiracy abcnews.go.com

Economic Integration is real. It is enabled by Keynesianism, which caused the financial crisis. Next year gas will be $5 gallon and the dollar will collapse into an Amero/Banco-type common currency. D.C. wants the Paulson Plan, which is more Keynesianism (fuel on the fire -- the new forest that emerges will be an Integrated one).Economic Integration = The Third Way (Bill Clinton/Tony Blair) = The Fabian Society = Gradual Socialism = The Open Conspiracy (HG Wells, 1928, member Fabian Society) = The New World Order (Wells, 1940)A 100 years ago the establishment realized that war is the greatest way to change society, so through war they could create peace and through the State Dept waged wars.This is not a theory. And all the other potential crimes (e.g. 9/11, Iraq, etc) all advance integration.Keynseianism caused the fina

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Lupus2012 #conspiracy abcnews.go.com

Our government is responsible for 911. They are the purest evil. The Illuminati control this country and many others. It will soon be time to cast them into the darkness eternally. Good will always win. They think it will be impossible for us but their day is coming and for those who follow the shadow like ABC, you cannot hide and you will not be forgotten. You will be dealt with accordingly and your punishment will be harsh. Their plan will not succeed.

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TheKingfish82 #conspiracy abcnews.go.com

Ok ok... so the laws of physics were temporarily suspended for a day while jet fuel burning less than half the necessary temperature brings down three steel buildings on 9/11 all at free fall speed, and the cavemen accused have managed to avoid indictment by a grand jury for 8 years and counting. A lone gunman conveniently is shot after his last words "I'm just a patsy," and Kennedy's policies against the Federal Reserve and Vietnam War were suddenly reversed by coincidence. And fluoride, mercury, corn syrup are all good for us! Thanks ABC I'm so glad you could finally clear it all up for me,,, I'm just sick!! I'm gonna go suck down some more rat poisoned water, oops I mean fluoridated water!

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tmk1981 #conspiracy abcnews.go.com

The military has a quantum supercomputer which can read and control your mind from satellites without you knowing. They have been doing this for decades and have deceived us well. Read up on the technological singularity and you should get an idea of their capabilities and read up on the Illuminati and NWO for an idea of their agenda. While the singularity is currently predicted to occur in the public sector in 20 years, it occurred in the private sector decades ago. Wake up!

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Carl and Raylene Worthington #fundie abcnews.go.com

A Clackamas County, Ore., couple accused of letting their infant daughter die by relying on prayer, rather than medicine, today asked that the charges be dropped, arguing that they infringe on their freedom of religion and their right to raise their children in their own way.

Carl Worthington, 28, and his wife, Raylene, 25, belong to a church that believes in faith healing, and police said that, instead of going to a doctor when their 15-month-old daughter Ava got sick, they turned to prayer.

The infant girl died March 2 from bacterial bronchial pneumonia and an infection, both of which could have been cured with common antibiotics, the medical examiner said.

The Worthingtons face charges of second degree manslaughter and criminal mistreatment charges. They surrendered to police in March, but were subsequently released after each posted $25,000 bail.

The motion filed in Clackamas County Circuit Court by the Worthingtons' lawyer today claims that their prosecution is a violation of the rights guaranteed them under both the state and federal constitutions.

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Godrulzunivrs #fundie abcnews.go.com

Hello all - For another view on why there will be no PRE - Tribulation rapture, visit the web site www.wake-up.com . The ICE age was created because of a asteroid ( or two ) hitting the earth when Dino's lived here. More are forthcoming, just a matter of time. Meteor showers 1st, then a asteroid on land, then one in the sea, then Darkness. What will the people of the earth do? Create a one world government to appease God! They will agree God is angry and will make sin-less laws ( like we all ready don't have a billion of them ) This government is called Babylon in God's Word, because of the confusion of so many different religions claiming to know what God wants as worship. People will join this "false" gov. to receive food and medical, to survive, instead of living by FAITH in God. Anyway-- check out the web site, there's also a FREE book if you want it. May you all seek for the truth in God's Word! ~ Gail

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Reagan was great #fundie abcnews.go.com

Jock gives us a "special" view of the world. Thanks, Jock. The short bus is waiting for you. Now, this supposed "theocrats" of the last 8 years is an absolute media invention. Look at the various college with "gay studies" departments. Any scholar that even mentions "intelligent design" is fired from academic. It's getting so bad that some professors at major college do not dare admit they go to a church for fear it may damage their tenure. Also, this article does not mention the global warming sceptics. Many objective scientists have found that the global warming can be traced to lack of particulates in the air and that can be traced to lack of volcanic activity. Next, the sun may be going into a major cooling phase. The last sixteen years was a period of high solar activty. Yet to write on those two objective things went against the religion of global warming. The left wing has more sacred cows than the right. They just have friends at Disney who can write an article making themselves seem oppressed when just the opposite has been true.

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Jason #fundie abcnews.go.com

Where did the stuff that the sun is made of come from? The "Big Bang"? Where did that stuff come from? point to anything and ask..." where did that come from" and then ask where your answer came from.

God made that sun as He made every sun.

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nevercomment #fundie abcnews.go.com

What I don't understand is this: If somthing feels good, seems right and fits into what I want to do, then it must be okay. There are a lot of things in life that feel good, seem right and fit into your life that are not right. I am sorry, as a Christian, I don't want to judge anyone or deny anyone their rights but wrong is wrong. Homosexuality is wrong. I don't care if monkeys do it, Ellen Degeneres (spelling) does it, I don't care if the person I most admire does it. It is wrong. I now that when we all sit back and look at the design of the human body and see how perfectly man and woman fit together we must be in awe at the perfection of God's design. I don't care what you tell yourself during the day, but at the end of the day, at night when you are alone with your thoughts and your conscience, you know that the lifestyle you have chosen is wrong, if you are a homosexual. Birth defects and genetic disorders are not God's fault, they are a result of sin. Adam and Eve were created to live forever, perfect. But because of sin, through time, the flesh has become less and less perfect, thus you see disease, cancer, birth defects, genetic disorders and yes a love for that which is unnatural. I believe God loves us all, but does He love all that we do, NO! But Him being God give us all the right to choose. So if you choose to be a homosexual I can not judge you, but allow me the right to choose that marriage is between a man and a woman. I never thought I would live to see the day that Christians would back down from the Word of God because so many people say that we are judging. Let every man be a lie and let God be true.

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kerrybking #fundie abcnews.go.com

You can't put God in a petri dish or a test tube and you won't ever prove Him scientifically, but we do have extraordinary proof for Jesus' extraordinary claim that He was God in the flesh: He rose from the dead. Then, nearly 2000 years later, He changed my life. He can do the same for you. Science can know nothing of the supernatural, because science is limited.

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comfypjs52 #fundie abcnews.go.com

This is another frog in water attempt to get people use to the idea of homosexuality. It is happening all over and America needs to wake up! I stop letting my children watch Sesame Street 25 years ago when they started promoting that 2 lesbians w/children and 2 gay men w/children were just like a heterosexual family. Now, I will stop buying Heinz Ketchup as a result of this ad. These men & women need to wake up to the sin they are choosing to take part of, repent and ask for forgiveness or suffer an eternity in hell.If Christian conservatists do not wake up and start voting we can kiss America goodbye because the same type of stuff was happening thousands of years ago and God took care of it by destroying the earth then and He will do it again.

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SamIsBackAgain #racist abcnews.go.com

Well the gutless spineless democrats wont ask the question --------------- but I will -------------------- what will happen if he picks a black guy ------------- or say a Muslem to be his vice? ----------------- Curious minds would like to know

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Carl and Raylene Worthington #fundie abcnews.go.com

A Clackamas County, Ore., couple are facing second degree manslaughter and criminal mistreatment charges after their 15-month-old daughter died from what the state medical examiner said were easily cured illnesses.

[...]

The infant girl, Ava Worthington, died March 2 from bacterial bronchial pneumonia and an infection, both of which could have been cured with common antibiotics, the medical examiner said.

But police say that instead of going to a doctor, 28-year-old Carl Worthington and his wife, Raylene, 25, opted to pray for their daughter.

[...]

The Worthingtons are members of the Followers of Christ Church in Oregon City, that has a history of shunning medical care in favor of faith healing.

A decade ago the church received national attention after KATU reported that the state medical examiner believed approximately 20 children whose parents belonged to the church, had died from untreated illnesses that were curable. [...]

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ycredo #fundie abcnews.go.com

I find it interesting that several people have said that there is so much evidence for evolutionism, but I havn't seen any examples either in comments or in the video or article. As a homechooled student, I am being taught to think for myself, and I want to know why evolution is "obviously" true but I'm not hearing why. what makes it a better theory than creationism? I"ve only heard that certain facts of evolution are the way they are just because its true. How do we know? Nobody was there to see it! I am not brainwashed.

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various college students #fundie abcnews.go.com

Does believing that "God is on our side" make it easier for us to inflict pain and suffering on those perceived to be our enemies? If we think God sanctions violence, are we more likely to engage in violent acts?

The answer to both those questions, according to new research, is a resounding "yes," even among those who do not consider themselves believers.

[...]

[Social psychologist Brad Bushman] assembled teams of researchers at two very different universities, Vrije University in Amsterdam, Holland, where he also holds a professorship, and Brigham Young University in Utah.

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tudents read a description of the beating and raping and murder of a woman in ancient Israel. Half of the students read a version of the story that included an assertion that God commanded the friends of the woman to take revenge. The other half read a version that did not mention God sanctioning violence. Half of the students were told the account came from the Bible, and half were told it came from an ancient scroll.

"What we found is that people who believed the passage was from the Bible were more aggressive [than those who did not know it came from the Bible], and when God said it is OK to retaliate they were even more aggressive," Bushman said. "We found that both at Brigham Young, which is a religious school, and at Amsterdam, where only half believe in God.

"Even among nonbelievers, if God says it's OK to retaliate, they are more aggressive. And that's the worry here. When God sanctions aggression, when God says it's OK to retaliate, people use that as justification for their own violent and aggressive behavior."