Having previously sponsored anti-LGBT legislation, Hensley has identified himself in the past as a “family values” politician, one of Christian values. He's also a family doctor.

Family values politician had affair with his own cousin

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What we used to call fate, or destiny, is really a combination of random chance and environmental triggers impinging on the genome.

This relationship is our actual inheritance. Celebrating it in all its varied forms will be immeasurably more beneficial on future genomes than constantly tinkering and thwarting the splendid diversity of our kind

Can Transgenderism Be Explained With Genetics?

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"I am not diverting blame away from the many who kill and maim in the name of Islam. Our communities, societies, and nations have much that is rotten and diabolical. Terrorists thrive in this rot. Too many Muslims still will not accept the scale and nature of the problem. Some even think this is the way to our salvation.

However white Europeans, Australians and North Americans too often make...
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The crazed jihadi, 52, left behind a trail of broken ­relationships before launching the carnage that claimed four innocent lives.

He caused fury from the mother of his first daughter after getting the youngster to convert to Islam, which saw her covered from head to toe in a burka.

Ex-wife of sick Westminster attacker Khalid Masood reveals he made their daughter convert to Islam, change her name and wear a burka

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Facebook has come under fire for not doing enough to police secret groups that trade child porn on the network. And in a disturbing twist, Facebook seems to be making the problem worse.

When BBC journalists discovered child porn on the network and sent those images to Facebook last week, the company reported the BBC to police in the UK for the distribution of illegal images.

BBC Tells Facebook About Child Porn on the Network, Facebook Reports BBC to Police

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Joshua Goyne is a cowboy from Australia, who faces daily death threats for going to rodeos.

This 'proud, openly gay cowboy' sent a powerful message to homophobes everywhere

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Discussing the London terrorist attack, Bill Maher and his panel tonight ended up clashing in their views of Islamic terrorism with Maher’s asserting that people can’t say it has “nothing to do with Islam.”

Maher Clashes with Panel on Islamic Terrorism: ‘Are There Christian Terrorist Armies?’

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Despite the growing reliance on “big data” to game out every decision, it’s clear to anyone with a glimmer of self-awareness that humans are incapable of constantly rational thought.

We simply don’t have the time or capacity to calculate the statistical probabilities and potential risks that come with every choice.

Humans are born irrational, and that has made us better decision-makers

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Despite these public condemnations and efforts to raise funds to support the victims of terrorism, many Muslims in London have grown weary of constantly feeling like they need to apologize and denounce terrorist attacks.

“Why should we keep apologizing? These people do not represent us. They do not represent Islam,” said one British Muslim who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Your thoughts?

‘We shouldn’t have to keep saying sorry’: After the London attack, Muslims react with fear and anger

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In a study that’s bound to attract considerable controversy, a pair of researchers are claiming that between 60 and 66 percent of all cancer-causing mutations are the result of random DNA copying errors, making them essentially unavoidable.

Two-Thirds of All Cancer Mutations Are Unavoidable, Scientists Claim

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"There’s been a lot of good work, both scholarly and popular, on the social construction of homosexual desire and identity.

As a result, few would bat an eye when there’s talk of “the rise of the homosexual” – indeed, most of us have learned that homosexual identity did come into existence at a specific point in human history.

What we’re not taught, though, is that a similar phenomenon...
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The invention of ‘heterosexuality’

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Students in religious countries are likely to perform worse in science and maths than their more agnostic or atheist counterparts, new research has found.

Research also finds women generally more religious than men

Children living in religious countries perform worse in science and maths

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali's upcoming speaking tour to Australia is not the first time she has visited the country, but it's the first time there has been significant public opposition, as a group of high-profile Australian Muslim women have launched a petition against the outspoken Dutch-American activist, claiming she "does not speak for us."

Muslim women protest Australian visit of anti-Islam activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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Canada: The House of Commons has passed M-103, a non-binding motion condemning Islamophobia and religious discrimination.

Thoughts?

House of Commons passes anti-Islamophobia motion

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Google moved to protect its lucrative advertising business by giving marketers greater control over where their ads appear online, after major clients withdrew spots that were shown next to hate speech and other offensive material.

Your thoughts?

Google Tries to Stop Ads From Appearing Next to Hate Speech

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