There were too many of these facepalm inspiring stories to mix in with a 'Weekly Reading' post, so here you go ...
Texas Congressman, in rambling stream of nonsense on House floor, warns against "gay space colonies" to prevent the Apocalypse (Inverse).
Shocker: The Bundy brothers, darlings of the Tea Party, complain that jail inmates have fewer freedoms, including no guns allowed (TPM).
'Noah's Ark' officially opens in Kentucky. Visitors encounter sleeping dinosaurs inside (The Intellectualist).
Obama is importing Muslims, deporting Christians (Fox News / Opinion).
Conservative Christians grapple with whether 'religious freedom' includes Muslims (NPR).
Bigoted parents sue Maryland high school for 'religious indoctrination' after their daughter learns about Islam in world history class (Daily Mail).
Marine banned from daughter's school for objecting to homework assignment about Islam (Snopes).
Republicans had another banner day of stupid (Esquire).
The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the "dumbing down" of America (Psychology Today).