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From today’s TFN News Clips: “People want to marry a virgin, just like they want a virgin toothbrush or stick of gum.” — From an abstinence-only sex ed program used in the Canyon Independent School District in the Texas Panhandle, comparing non-virgins to used toothbrushes and chewed gum. One upset parent explains: “There is a difference between teaching […]

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When someone asks you, “Did the rape guy win?” and you have to ask which one, that’s a bad sign. The above quote is from TFN founder and current Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards, and it comes from a Q&A Cecile did with the New York Times titled “What Cecile Richards Has […]

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From today’s TFN News Clips: “Do you think the Catholic Diocese of Austin promotes a Muslim agenda?” — Texas State Board of Education member Thomas Ralitff, R-Mount Pleasant, noting that CSCOPE, a curriculum program criticized by far-right activists as supposedly anti-Christian and pro-Mulsim, is used in hundreds of public school districts as well as schools […]

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From today’s TFN News Clips: “Since April, JC Penney’s has not aired Ellen DeGeneres in one of their commercials until now. A new JCP ad features Ellen and three elves. JCP has made their choice to offend a huge majority of their customers again. Christians must now vote with their wallets.” — Religious-right group One […]

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From today’s TFN News Clips: “Even though it’s my job to be an actor, I have given my life to God. I am very comfortable and firm in that, but I still have to be on this show. It’s the No. 1 comedy, but it’s very inappropriate and the themes are very inappropriate. I have […]

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From today’s TFN News Clips: “I want you to hear me tonight. I am not saying that President Obama is the Antichrist. I am not saying that at all … But what I am saying is this: the course he is choosing to lead our nation is paving the way for the future reign of […]

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From today’s TFN News Clips: “F*** vouchers.” — The late state Sen. Mario Gallegos, on his deathbed, to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Gallegos, D-Houston, was a stalwart supporter of education and voting rights, in one session returning to the Senate early after a liver transplant to try to block voter ID legislation. He died on […]

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From today’s TFN News Clips: “Let me go on the record as saying, I believe in Satan.” — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, responding to a question from Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune about recent Perry comments that Satan is spreading untruths around the world Stay informed with TFN News Clips, a daily digest of […]

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From today’s TFN News Clips: “I understand why Barack Obama wants to send every kid to college, because of their indoctrination mills, absolutely…. The indoctrination that is going on at the university level is a harm to our country.” — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, speaking in an interview with Glenn Beck on Thursday. Stay […]

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From today’s TFN News Clips: “It’s a Biblical principle. If you double a teacher’s pay scale, you’ll attract people who aren’t called to teach.” — Alabama Republican state Sen. Shadrack McGill, offering a novel argument against raising teacher salaries. But McGill, who was speaking at a prayer breakfast, defended a 62 percent pay hike Alabama […]

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