Taking Nominations for the 2012 Bad Faith Award

For the past several years, New Humanist magazine has been handing out the Bad Faith Award.

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.”

Recent winners include Conservative MP Nadine Dorries (2011), Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed (2010), the Pope (2009), Sarah Palin (2008) and Dinesh D’Souza (2007).

Who should be nominated this year? Let them know!

Maybe the entire Republican Party should just be given a lifetime achievement award before they sweep this thing.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

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  • https://twitter.com/#!/OffensivAtheist bismarket

    I have a feeling it may not only be theists who get nominated this year?

  • BrianE

    Laurie Higgins!

  • CoboWowbo

    Dan Cathy?

  • Pepe

     You mean, Hemant’s arch ‘nemesis’? :o

  • Anonymous Atheist

    There’s far too many candidates for this… One is Rick Perry, with this recent nonsense: 

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  • https://twitter.com/#!/OffensivAtheist bismarket

     I would HATE to be a judge in this contest!

  • Mandocommando23

    Bill O’Reilly? Oh wait, it’s not the “Right Wing Dickhead” award…my bad.

  • stop2wonder

    Rick Santorum!!

  • Firestorm172001

    How about Dan Cathy?