Nominees for the Bad Faith Award 2009

Last year, New Humanist magazine gave their first Bad Faith Award to Sarah Palin.

The award goes to “the person who has made the year’s most outstanding contribution to talking unadulterated (and often destructive) nonsense about matters of religion.”

Who should be nominated this year? Let them know!

  • http://gretachristina.typepad.com/ Greta Christina

    Chris Mooney leaps to mind…

  • Gordon

    Bill Donohue, hands down…

  • DSimon

    Talking unadulterated and often destructive nonsense on matters of religion? That seems to point squarely at God himself, at least judging by his books.

    Admittedly, there’s some allegation that those were ghostwritten…

  • Matt

    John Hagee gets my vote.

  • Richard P

    I’m thinking Laura Higgings,

  • http://darwinsdagger.blogspot.com Darwin’s Dagger

    Charlie Crist, Governor of Florida. Thinks he’s been praying Hurricanes away from Florida.

  • Jude

    I vote for Laurie Higgins.

  • bill

    yeah i second laurie higgins and i put a nomination down for her at the site

  • http://miketheinfidel.blogspot.com/ MikeTheInfidel
  • medussa

    I don’t think Laurie Higgins deserves the award, but I feel she deserves an honorary mention.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/78284495@N00/ Michel

    Pastor Steven Anderson,for his religious homophobia and his imprecatory prayers for Obama.

  • http://jonathan-keith.com Jon

    Please. Palin is my hero ;)

    If there was an athiest version of this award, our friendly guy right here could be in the running!

  • beckster

    I second Michelle Bachman.

  • http://goodreasonnews.blogspot.com Good Reason News

    I didn’t check the link yet, but the first name I thought of was Oklahoma’s Sally Kern whose “Proclamation for Morality” was the most egregious violation of church/state separation I’ve seen in 2009.

  • http://ruthlessmind.com Ruthless Mind

    Cheney and Bernanke are too obvious. Senator Blagojevich is too easy. Michelle Bachman is too obscure.

    It’s gotta be Joel Osteen. He cashed my donation check to the lord, but never sent me that “free” information kit about eternal peace…

  • Amy G

    Can someone actually top Sarah Palin?

  • Stan

    Really, I wish people could win the award twice in a row.

    Bill Donohue sounds good to me.

  • Ben

    Poor Ann Coulter. Can seem to win at anything. Oh well, I guess when your career potential is limited to either giving two-bit BJ’s or rabble rousing, you’ve gotta cut your losses.

  • The Other Tom

    I’m torn between Bill Donohue and Michelle Bachman. They both seem so incredibly bigoted and evil, and yet some people take them seriously.

    Charlie Crist would be in the running just for being a religious nut governor, but his recent claims are just so over the top as to seem more ridiculous than harmful.

    Ann Coulter no doubt has acid for blood, but she’s so beyond realism that she has become a sort of evil clown. Hey, maybe they can put her in a new batman movie…

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  • http://miketheinfidel.blogspot.com/ MikeTheInfidel

    I didn’t check the link yet, but the first name I thought of was Oklahoma’s Sally Kern whose “Proclamation for Morality” was the most egregious violation of church/state separation I’ve seen in 2009.

    Ooh! Right. That’s who it was. I had her and Michelle Bachman confused.

    I need to change my vote…

  • Joffan

    For those suggesting Laurie Higgins, I don’t think she can carry a full-year award with her petty spiteful attacks (and her subsequent blustering denials). If it was Bad Faith Award of the Month, I’d go along with her nomination.

  • Spurs Fan

    I’ll add my Michelle Bachman vote to the list.


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