Sen. Ted Cruz’s Father Says Marriage Equality Means Churches Will Be Forced to Hire Gay Pastors

Sen. Ted Cruz frequently talks about his father Rafael Cruz. The elder Cruz is his mentor, a Christian evangelist who has a nasty habit of saying horrible and untrue things… so you know where Ted gets it from.



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I Hope This is the Fastest Growing Church in the Country

A week after John Oliver began his “Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption” Church on Last Week Tonight in order to expose gimmicky televangelists who want your “seed” money, we got an update on his church’s growth.

Not only were there bags full of money, there were plenty of (literal) seeds, too.

The video can be seen here.



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Bill O’Reilly Blames Decline in Spirituality for the Deaths of WDBJ Journalists

I thought someone like Pat Robertson would have been the first to link Tuesday’s shootings of WDBJ journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward to people not being Christian enough. 

Instead, that (dis)honor went to Bill O’Reilly.

On his show tonight, O’Reilly said that shooter Vester Lee Flanagan committed the despicable crimes because he turned away from spirituality:



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Mississippi is Losing a Fantastic Atheist Teacher and I Couldn’t Be More Excited

My friend and Patheos colleague Neil Carter is stepping away from his Mississippi classroom this year and transitioning into working for the secular movement.



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Josh Duggar is Lucky He Committed Forgivable Sins

The craziest thing about the Josh Duggar story is that Christians are probably more willing to forgive him for abusing his sisters and cheating on his wife than they would be if he came out as gay and wanted to be in a same-sex relationship:



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