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What's Behind Facebook's Censoring Of Atheists In India

"A few days ago a petition popped up on the website Change.org urging Mark Zuckerberg to “support freedom of expression in India” by unblocking an atheist Facebook group there with over 13,000 members.

Facebook, the petition said, had not given any reason for the blockade. One day users in India who tried to visit the site were simply hit with a message that the content was “unavailable.” This was not the first time a Facebook page for atheists had been censored in the secular state. In June, another atheist Facebook group was reportedly labeled “unsafe” and its members were unable to share its content.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/facebook-censorship-atheists-india_564975a3e4b045bf3defc4c1?cps=gravity_5020_-3059047122942945902

Ted Cruz: An Atheist 'Isn't Fit To Be' President

Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Friday that he believes anyone who wants to be president must fear God and pray daily.
Speaking at the National Religious Liberties Conference in Iowa, Cruz joined other GOP presidential candidates for a discussion about the persecution of Christians in the U.S. and around the world. After some very extreme, very weird comments about homosexuality, right-wing pastor Kevin Swanson introduced Cruz to the stage to ask him how important it was for candidates to submit to Jesus Christ as "the king of the President of the United States."

"Any president who doesn't begin every day on his knees isn't fit to be commander-in-chief of this country," responded Cruz.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ted-cruz-atheists_5640b613e4b0411d30719f52?cps=gravity_5040_7573409619254440940

Conservatives Are Mad Because Ben Carson's Been Questioned About His Religion

Interesting article by David Corn. We saw a little of what a faith-based presidency might be like in Bush. (Although, truthfully Bush's problems were much more an issue of smallness of brain than greatness of faith.) Still, it terrifies me to think how crackpot religious ideas could inform global policies. I fantasize about the day when affirming that you have NO religious superstitions becomes the test for office.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/11/ben-carson-faith-seventh-day-adventism
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