Pastor Creflo Dollar Wants $65 Million from His Followers So He Can Buy a Plane

Pastor Creflo Dollar (his real name) has a net worth of $27 million. He owns a million-dollar home in Atlanta and a 2.5-million-dollar apartment in Manhattan. He drives a Rolls-Royce and travels via a private jet.

But it’s not enough. His latest get-rich-quick scheme is to ask donors for enough money to purchase a $65 million plane. (For Jesus.)



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New $50,000 Journalism Prize Will Be Named After Christopher Hitchens

A new journalism prize worth $50,000 will go to:

… an author or journalist whose work reflects a commitment to free expression and inquiry,‭ ‬a range and depth of intellect,‭ ‬and a willingness to pursue the truth without regard to personal or professional consequence.

Fittingly, it will be named after Christopher Hitchens, who never shied away from controversial topics and who didn’t give a damn what you thought about it.



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Simpsons Co-Creator Sam Simon Did Not Spend His Fortune on Atheist Billboards

A few days ago, Sam Simon, one of the creators of The Simpsons, died from colorectal cancer.

Simon had made hundreds of millions of dollars from his involvement with the show and he was a philanthropist in every sense of the word, giving away a large chunk of that money to causes that meant a lot to him. Causes like animal rights.

He was also an atheist and he gave some money to support the 2012 Reason Rally and to American Atheists for some of their billboard campaigns, including this one:

How much money do you think that all amounts to? A few thousand dollars? Perhaps tens of thousands of dollars, if he was feeling extra-generous?

Either way, this headline from The Telegraph completely distorts the truth:

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Paleo Cookbook for New Moms Indefinitely Delayed After Health Officials Point Out the Recipes Could Kill Babies

The Paleo diet is one that’s high in protein, meat, and fiber… and light on carbs. There’s plenty of reason to criticize it, but the latest one is pretty damning.

Australian author Pete Evans is a proponent of that diet and he was going to release his latest book, Bubba Yum Yum: The Paleo Way, this Friday. It’s a Paleo cookbook for new mothers and their babies.

Just one problem: The recipes could kill them.

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Christian Hypocrites Denounce “Day of Silence” While Remaining Silent About Pro-Life Version of the Event

More than a dozen leaders of conservative Christian groups have issued a call for parents to keep their children at home during next month’s “Day of Silence” (a student-run initiative during which volunteers don’t speak, all on behalf of the members of the LGBT community who have been forced to be silent about their sexual identities).

Many of the signers are familiar to readers of this site, like Laurie Higgins (of the Illinois Family Institute), Matt Barber, Dr. Michael Brown, Peter LaBarbera, Mat Staver, and Scott Lively.



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