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DUSTIN’ OFF THE DEGREE - The Adventist Millennium

Iranian chess master removed from national team because she didn’t wear a headscarf
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/02/21/teenage-iranian-chess-master-banned-from-national-team-for-refusing-to-wear-a-headscarf/?utm_term=.b188aefce19c

A West Virginia bill would make the Bible the official state book
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/02/21/west-virginia-legislators-introduce-a-bill-to-make-the-holy-bible-the-official-state-book/

Mississippi church may get it’s own police force
http://abc3340.com/news/local/briarwood-presbyterian-church-seeks-lawmakers-approval-to-establish-police-force

Religious groups have filed a friend of the court brief opposing trans Title IX protections
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865673693/Utah-LDS-Church-join-friend-of-court-briefs-in-transgender-bathroom-case.html

Trump revokes Obama guidelines on transgender bathrooms
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-lgbt-idUSKBN161243

Bryan Fischer says: Court Ruling Against Anti-Gay Florist Is A Modern-Day Kristallnacht
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/bryan-fischer-court-ruling-against-anti-gay-florist-is-a-modern-day-kristallnacht/

Pat Robertson: People Who Oppose Trump Are Revolting... Against God
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/pat-robertson-people-who-oppose-trump-are-revolting-against-god/

Texas State Representative Tom Oliverson is SICK OF IT!
https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/22/lawmaker-chile-and-texas-don-t-share-a-flag-yall/

140,000 families have been dropped from Australia's child care payments for not vaccinating their kids
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/02/18/14/17/more-than-140-000-families-cut-off-from-childcare-payments-under-no-jab-no-pay?app=applenews

The Christian Retreat From Public Life
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/02/benedict-option/517290/

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DUSTIN' OFF THE DEGREE - The Time of Trouble - SDA Style

New Tennessee bill would label children conceived via artificial insemination to be illegitimate
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/tennessee-bill-aims-repeal-current-statute-article-1.2970540

Idaho House Education Committee rejected climate curriculum
https://www.idahoednews.org/news/statehouse-roundup-2-9-17-house-committee-rejects-climate-change-language/

It's time to impeach Trump
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/02/14/republican-painter-s-time-impeach-trump/97893248/

Parents sentenced in church beating death of their son
http://people.com/crime/word-of-life-church-beatings-parents-sentenced-death-son/

xHamster responds to Utah abstinence only sex ed with redirect for visitors from the state
https://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/xhamster-redirects-traffic-from-utah-to-sex-ed-videos-to-protest-abstinence-only-education/

Americans are warming up to atheists, especially amongst the younger crowd.
http://www.pewforum.org/2017/02/15/americans-express-increasingly-warm-feelings-toward-religious-groups/

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DUSTING OFF THE DEGREE - Are we relevant?

ANGRY NEWS

UPDATE - DeVos confirmed in 51-50 vote
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/betsy-devos-democrats-confirmation-234691

UPDATE - Falwell appointed to higher ed deregulation task force
http://au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/trump-appoints-creationist-jerry-falwell-jr-to-lead-higher-education

UPDATE - Travel ban halted
http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/03/politics/federal-judge-temporarily-halts-trump-travel-ban-nationwide-ag-says/index.html

Jebus would ban dem pesky Muslims, too!
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/bryan-fischer-would-jesus-be-in-favor-of-restricting-immigration-absolutely/

Mississippi town puts Christian flag back up after rally
http://wreg.com/2017/02/04/town-rallies-after-being-forced-to-remove-christian-flag/

32% of Americans think you have to be Christian to really be an American
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/02/01/you-have-to-be-christian-to-truly-be-american-people-in-the-us-are-far-more-likely-to-say-so/

Idaho Gov doubles down on Christian “preference” refugee statement
http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article131213034.html

FUNNY NEWS

Jones: Lady Gaga’s performance was a Satanic ritual
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/lady-gaga-super-bowl-halftime-satan-illuminati-confirmed-alt-right-a7564796.html

Obama is getting the Satanists to overthrow Trump.
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/rick-wiles-barack-obama-is-personally-orchestrating-a-satanic-sedition-against-president-trump/

A Spanish nun is receiving death threats for suggesting that Mary and Joseph had sex
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/02/nun-receives-death-threats-suggesting-mary-virgin

A 19 year old man convicted of statutory rape, with a history of 34 partners, ordered by judge to remain celibate until marriage. Yeah… right…
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/08/idaho-judge-rape-social-media-twin-falls
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/06/us/sex-marriage-ban-idaho-man.html

GOOD NEWS

Washington Gov Inslee proclaims Darwin Day
http://humanistsofwashington.org/washington-governor-jay-inslee-issues-darwin-day-proclamation/

SCIENCE

Beloved 100 year old lungfish, and oldest known zoo/aquarium fish, dies
http://patch.com/illinois/chicago/granddad-worlds-oldest-public-aquarium-fish-dies-shedd-his-home-1933

Promising male contraceptive gel work in rhesus monkeys for over a year
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/pf-sao020317.php

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DUSTING OFF THE DEGREE - Whose Prophet is Crazier?

SDA - Ellen G White
LDS - Joseph Smith

NEWS

Quebec City Mosque Shooting
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_City_mosque_shooting

Journalists charged with felonies for covering Trump inauguration riots
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/business/media/journalists-arrested-trump-inauguration.html

Donald Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/who-is-neil-gorsuch-bio-facts-background-political-views-234437

Trump’s immigration order
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/316714-federal-judge-blocks-trump-immigration-ban-nationwide
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38781420

Sally Yates was fired for doing what Jeff Sessions told her to do... to Obama.
http://www.vox.com/2017/1/31/14451228/sessions-yates-confirmation-trump-fired

Bannon is replacing the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs on the National Security Council
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/donald-trump-replaces-military-chief-9714842

In Case It Wasn’t Clear Yet, Steve Bannon Is Our President
http://www.gq.com/story/donald-trump-is-just-a-puppet-steve-bannon-is-president

Russia’s parliament has decriminalized domestic abuse
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/01/27/russian-parliament-decrimiinalizes-domestic-violence/97129912/

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DUSTING OFF THE DEGREE - Burying your head in the sand

NEWS

The Trump Administration's “Alternative Facts”
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/22/us/politics/president-trump-inauguration-crowd-white-house.html

Trump has tried to silence the EPA, government employees, and other agencies.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/01/24/for-a-few-hours-badlands-national-parks-was-bad-to-the-bone-in-defiance-of-trump/

DeVos’s Confirmation Delayed
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/01/betsy-devos-confirmation-hearing-bernie-sanders-al-franken-real-bad
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/01/20/the-ethics-review-for-trumps-education-pick-betsy-devos-is-complete-clearing-the-way-for-a-confirmation-vote/

West Virginia school district sued over indoctrination classes
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/19/atheists-sue-west-virginia-school-district-over-75-year-old-bible-indoctrination-classes/

Texas legislator’s abortion ban bill is to make women more responsible
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/texas-lawmaker-hopes-bill-punishing-women-for-abortion-will-make-women-more-personally-responsible/

Lobbying for a good cause
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https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

Lobbying for Atheism
https://ffrf.org/
https://www.au.org/
https://americanhumanist.org/

Women's March
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/21/politics/one-million-marchers-outside-washington/
https://www.facebook.com/KING5News/videos/10154325739656476/

Father and son to use Bible in rape defense
http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/father-and-son-plan-to-use-the-bible-to-defend-themselves-against-charges-of-raping-a-13-year-old-girl/

Giant otter skull found in China, making the creature about 110 lbs!
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14772019.2016.1267666

2014’s invention(?) of two new nucleic acids, X and Y, finally result in stable artificial E Coli
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/01/17/1616443114

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NEWS

Update: Canadian dad is out of jail and is now promoting alt med
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/13/father-who-let-his-child-die-of-meningitis-is-once-again-promoting-harmful-alternative-medicine/

After School Satan comes to Salt Lake
http://www.sltrib.com/news/4808299-155/after-school-satan-club-launches-at

Dutch porn star apologizes for performing in a church
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/578474/hardcore-porn-film-church-outrage-worshippers-saucy-footage

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DUSTIN’ OFF THE DEGREE - Self Supporting Ministries

NEWS

Kentucky’s legislature has passed two new anti-abortion bills
http://wkms.org/post/general-assembly-approves-anti-abortion-bills-awaiting-signature-governor

Elderly Brazilian woman has been praying to Elrond figurine
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/05/an-elderly-brazilian-woman-has-been-accidentally-praying-every-day-to-an-elf-from-lord-of-the-rings/

Cleveland Clinic department wrote an op-ed questioning vaccine safety
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/09/cleveland-clinic-doctor-roundly-criticized-after-writing-essay-questioning-vaccine-safety/

Trump asks anti-vax Kennedy to head committee on vaccine safety
http://gizmo.do/Mu8N4Du

Trump’s the new messiah or John the Baptist
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/end-times-pastor-donald-trump-could-be-the-messiah-or-his-forerunner/

Red Meat can lead to Diverticulitis
http://www.livescience.com/57431-gut-condition-diverticulitis-red-meat.html

The Rusty Patched Bumble Bee has been added to the endangered species list
http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/us-lists-first-bumble-bee-species-as-endangered/

Project Veritas caught in a in a counter sting
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/counter-sting-catches-james-okeefe-network-attempting-to-sow-chaos-at-trumps-inauguration_us_5873e26fe4b043ad97e516f7?

New Tidbits... Moby and Charlotte Church both tuld Trump no. Well, Charlotte said "You're a tyrant" and Moby said "Release your tax returns and I'll DJ your party.” Boy, you should see his set list! haha
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DUSTING OFF THE DEGREE - Guilt and fear

NEWS

Vandals dismantled a Jewish family's 7' PVC menorah and turned it into a swastika
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/12/30/vandals-turned-a-jewish-familys-menorah-into-a-swastika/?utm_term=.751a10b08ba3

Kentucky's governor has again declared a "Year of the Bible"
https://ffrf.org/news/news-releases/item/28356-kentucky-governor-needs-to-rescind-his-religious-proclamation

Woman resigned from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir over its decision to perform at Trump’s inauguration
http://www.localnews8.com/news/politics/mormon-tabernacle-choir-member-resigns-over-inauguration-performance/237423587

Something I never thought that I'd say...
http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/youre-asking-us-to-be-tolerant-of-intolerance-rockettes-reveal-how-they-rejected-trump-performance/

India's top court has ruled that politicians cannot use religion or castes in their campaigns
http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-india-law-religion-idUKKBN14M0IH

Surprise! Congress is too Christian and not atheist enough
http://www.npr.org/2017/01/03/508037656/non-religious-americans-remain-far-underrepresented-in-congress

Old study that said people distrust atheists morals a bunch
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/religion/story/2011-12-10/religion-atheism/51777612/1

Phony ex Muslim terrorist Kamal Saleem says The Democrats Are Plotting To Let Islamic Terrorists Take Over America
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/kamal-saleem-the-democrats-are-plotting-to-let-islamic-terrorists-take-over-america/

Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox and heading to NBC
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/03/business/media/megyn-kelly-nbc-fox-news.html

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DUSTING OFF THE DEGREE - I hate myself

TRUMP: WHAT TO EXPECT

Trump's team's disavowed Energy Department witch hunt
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/09/trump-transition-team-seeks-details-on-energy-dept-workers.html

Ben Carson will be appointed the head of Housing and Urban Development
http://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/carson-at-hud-he-says-he-ll-focus-on-spiritual-infrastructure

Trump's OMB pick wants to defund Planned Parenthood
https://rewire.news/article/2016/12/19/trump-pick-budget-office-defund-planned-parenthood/
https://greatagain.gov/president-elect-trump-nominates-mick-mulvaney-as-omb-director-e5f922b1507b#.eyna7xc0v

White nationalists are ready to revolt if Trump doesn't put them on his team
http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/white-nationalists-are-prepared-to-revolt-if-trump-runs-from-their-support/

Zionist lawyer picked for US Ambassador to Israel
http://www.businessinsider.com/david-friedman-trump-controversial-pick-for-us-ambassador-to-israel-2016-12

OTHER NEWS:

Santa Monica synagogue had feces smeared on its window
http://ktla.com/2016/12/25/santa-monica-synagogue-vandalized-during-hanukkah-feces-smeared-near-menorah-display/

Boca Raton pentagram knocked over
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/boca-raton/fl-boca-satanic-pentatram-toppled-20161220-story.html

The teacher who put it up is having calls for him to be fired
http://www.wptv.com/news/region-s-palm-beach-county/boca-raton/man-behind-satanic-pentagram-in-boca-raton-is-a-middle-school-teacher

Michael Savage saw little white kids as future slaves (to non-white people)
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/michael-savage-trump-saved-white-children-from-slavery

Carrie Fisher was a boss. Strong roll model and icon. Vocal advocate of mental health issues.
http://www.themarysue.com/carrie-fisher-in-memoriam/

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