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Joshua McAdams and Taylor Bland-Ball #quack businessinsider.com

A Florida judge ruled that a 3-year-old with leukemia must start chemotherapy despite his parents desire to treat the cancer with medical marijuana, vitamins, and a diet change.

A Hillsborough County judge ruled on Wednesday that 3-year-old Noah McAdams must receive chemotherapy treatment at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, within the next 28 days, WFLA reported.

Joshua McAdams, 27, and Taylor Bland-Ball, 22, lost custody of Noah last week after deciding to discontinue the boy's cancer treatment, according to ABC 11.

Noah, who is in the custody of his grandparents, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia — a cancer of the blood and bone marrow — in early April and underwent chemotherapy treatment at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

Bland-Ball told ABC 11 that chemotherapy was difficult for Noah, saying he "had vicious mood swings making him violent, making him very emotional."

The parents then looked into alternative treatments, including medical-grade cannabis, vitamins, and a strict diet.

After Bland-Ball and McAdams missed a round of Noah's chemotherapy at the hospital, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office issued a missing child alert, PEOPLE reported.

They found the couple in Kentucky and placed Noah in custody of his grandparents.

Two doctors testified in Wednesday's hearing, arguing that chemotherapy was necessary for Noah.

The judge ruled that the parents could still use alternative treatments, but the primary course of action must include chemotherapy.

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Hayley Geftman-Gold #fundie businessinsider.com

CBS legal executive Hayley Geftman-Gold has been fired for making insensitive remarks about the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, the deadliest shooting in modern US history.

"If they wouldn't do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing," Geftman-Gold wrote in comments that have since been deleted from her Facebook page. "I'm actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters."

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Donald Trump #fundie businessinsider.com

Donald Trump: 'Islam Hates Us'

Donald Trump on Wednesday gave some more provocative comments about Islam.

"I think Islam hates us," Trump said when CNN anchor Anderson Cooper asked him whether the US was at war with Islam.

"There's a tremendous hatred," the Republican presidential frontrunner continued. "We have to get to the bottom of it. There is an unbelievable hatred of us."

Trump sparked a national firestorm in December when he proposed that the US bar all Muslims tourists and immigrants from entering the US until the "hatred" in the religion is figured out. Trump announced his plan after the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California.

Trump also appeared open in November to some kind of database for Muslim Americans, but he later distanced himself from the idea.

"There's a tremendous hatred. And we have to be very vigilant," Trump told Cooper on Wednesday.

"We have to be very careful," he added. "And we can't allow people coming into this country who have this hatred of the United States and of people that are not Muslim."

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Godfrey Kato Kajubi, Sperito Bisekwa, his brother and numerous other Ugandan witchdoctors #fundie businessinsider.com

Kanani and Sylvia, brother and sister aged nine and eight, were grazing the family cattle in rural Uganda when they were approached by a man they vaguely knew.

Sperito Bisekwa was angry. He accused the children of allowing their cows to eat his fodder and dragged them into a nearby forest. He attacked Kanani first. When the boy awoke he had a machete wound on his neck and his sister lay dead beside him.

"He grabbed me, strangled me and cut the back of my neck. When I came to, I realised my sister had been cut everywhere and she was dead," said Kanani.

Sylvia's young body had been gruesomely mutilated, her heart and clitoris cut out with a knife and taken for use in a witchdoctor's ritual, according to police.

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Child protection officer Shelin Kasozi said the charity receives a few cases every month, stressing that the ritual murders "cut across all Ugandan society".

"The rich believe, 'If I sacrifice then my business will prosper'," she said. "The poor believe if they sacrifice a child they'll get rich."

Kasozi pointed to the case of "very, very rich" Kampala businessman Godfrey Kato Kajubi who received a life sentence in 2012 for the ritual murder of a 12-year old boy who was beheaded and his genitals cut off.

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Bisekwa pleaded guilty to the February 2013 attack in Nansaka village, 130 kilometres (80 miles) northwest of the capital Kampala. He is serving a 10-year sentence for the attempted murder of Kanani and awaits sentencing for Sylvia's murder.

He admits sending the body parts to his brother, a witchdoctor, in exchange for the promise of $16,500 (14,600 euros).

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Rush Limbaugh #racist businessinsider.com

[Limbaugh was referencing Cochran's unique strategy of reaching out to African-American Democrats, many of whom were allowed to vote in the Republican primary runoff.]

I wonder what the campaign slogan was in Mississippi the past couple days. Uncle Toms for Thad?

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Thomas Zabiega #fundie businessinsider.com

Dr. Nicolosi, a noted psychologist who works with homosexuals said he has never met a homosexual man who has had a good relationship with his father. Homosexual men are simply looking for the love (in the good non-sexual meaning of the word) that they never obtained growing up. The same with lesbians in regards to their moms.

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Thomas Zabiega #fundie businessinsider.com

Homosexuality is a sign of sexual immaturity, as is having sexual activity outside of marriage, and therefore though there is not test for homosexuality, the Church is now weeding out immature men of both persuasions. A lot of homosexuals in the 1960's and 70's wanted to avoid the destructive gay culture and thought that maybe becoming a priest would change that, so they became priests for the wrong reason. And so when the temptations came, they took advantage of easy access to teenage boys and society's blind eye.