British faith schools are still teaching creationism despite government funding ban


Last September the British government banned the teaching of creationism in all free schools and threatened to pull taxpayer funding from all faith schools who continue to teach it.However, according to a new piece out in The Telegraph, "Creationism is still taught in dozens of faith schools despite Government threats to withdraw their funding."The news outlet continued to note that, "Freedom of Information (FOI) requests show that 54 private schools are still being funded by local … [Read more...]

Ken Ham says pastors who unite with secularists are ‘intolerant’


In a blog post today by Ken Ham over at Answers in Genesis called Intolerant Pastors Unite with Secularists Against Ark Encounter, Ham attacks the pastors who along with Americans United for the Separation of Church and State have filed a motion to intervene in Answers in Genesis' lawsuit against the state of Kentucky.Ham writes: Now, the Americans United for Separation of Church and State is once again attacking AiG’s life-size Noah’s Ark project. It has lodged a motion with a federal court … [Read more...]

Ken Ham promotes his fabricated visitor report for the Ark Encounter and believes the state is trying to silence Christianity

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In a new post by Ken Ham on Answers in Genesis titled, The Real Reason We’re Building the Life-Size Noah’s Ark in which he masterfully misunderstands everything about the Ark Encounter tax incentive loss; again.But not before first falsely reporting that the Ark Encounter attendance record in the first year of opperation would be 1.4 million people. "In fact, the very latest study by America’s Research Group (a renowned organization) has increased its estimated minimum attendance for the fir … [Read more...]

Louisiana is using taxpayer money to teach creationism in the classroom


Thanks to Republican led education reform throughout many southern states, creationism is finding its way into countless public schools and even private schools that have been granted access to taxpayer funds via school voucher programs. States like Texas have a long history of editing textbooks to raise questions about the validity of evolution and have attempted to broker many back-alley deals and applying pressure to publishers in order solidify such changes. A new map constructed by Chris K … [Read more...]

A.D. the Series is a mishmash of nonsense


I started watching the series A.D. the other night as I was falling asleep. I only caught about fifteen minutes of it, which was enough for me to take to Twitter and voice some complaints. And, upon the suggestion of my friend Dan Arel, I decided to add some more in-depth commentary on the series.About two minutes after the part I fell asleep to, I started to regret that decision.My first complaint, and one that really needs to be emphasized as it is done the entire episode, is the … [Read more...]

Kansas just made obtaining an abortion even harder

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Yesterday, April 7th, Kansas governor Sam Brownback signed into law another abortion law that furthers the anti-woman, truly anti-life, position of the state.The new law, called SB95, prohibits the use of "dismemberment abortion" during the second trimester of pregnancy. It is the most common method of abortion during this stage.Brownback wrote on Twitter that he was "protecting life at its most vulnerable stage." Right, because women who have ectopic pregnancies or whose lives would … [Read more...]

CNN allowed Deepak Chopra to spread his ignorance about atheism and science

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CNN has very little credibility to begin with. If they are not busy spending 24 hours a day speculating about the location of a missing airplane or describing the screams of passengers on a crashing airplane, they are usually running low rate documentaries about Finding Jesus or offering TV shows to faux-intellectuals like Reza Aslan.They did run an okay half-rate special on Atheists in America, and though they got a lot wrong, it certainly could have been worse.But now, in an effort to … [Read more...]

Americans United files motion to intervene in the Ark Encounter Lawsuit

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Last night, coupled with four Kentucky taxpayers, two of which are ordained ministers, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State has filed a motion to intervene as well as a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Answers in Genesis against the state of Kentucky for the denial of an 18 million dollar tax incentive. “A fundamentalist Christian theme park run by a creationist ministry doesn’t deserve any form of public assistance,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Am … [Read more...]

A Trip to the Creation Museum, Part Three: The Dangers of Disbelief

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In my last post about the creation museum, I presented how Ken Ham reconciles fossil evidence with his beliefs by making things up; all while attempting to make it seems as if that is that is what scientists do as well. While it might impress the scientifically illiterate sheeple that flock to his facility, someone with an elementary knowledge of science sees through the ruse immediately. The whole enterprise comes off as a childish attempt at playing scientist.The whole point behind Ken Ham … [Read more...]

Answers in Genesis responds to Kentucky’s request to dismiss Ark Encounter lawsuit

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Yesterday I reported that Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's administration requested that a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed agains the state by Answers in Genesis over the 18 million dollar tax incentive the organization lost to complete its Ark Encounter theme park.According to the states motion to dismiss, Even if the allegations in Plaintiffs’ Complaint are taken as true, Plaintiffs’ claims fail as a matter of law. The majority of the Complaint’s factual allegations are immaterial … [Read more...]