Why Does This Public High School Football Team in Georgia Have an Official Pastor?

Another public school with a Christian football team?!

Oh. Right. Georgia.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation got word that Alexander High School’s football team in Douglasville is run by a coach who think it’s okay to have pre-game meals sponsored by a local church and allow the church’s pastor to lead the team in prayer before they take the field.

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A Message to Christians Who Love Their Guns

In response to the recent shootings, and before the Religious Right blames it on godlessness as they have many times before, Anastasia Basil has a message for conservative Christians who love their guns a lot more than they embrace common sense regarding access to them:

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You Might Live in the Bible Belt if…

My friend Neil Carter, who writes at Godless in Dixie, gave a talk to the Chattanooga Humanist Assembly a couple of weeks ago. Part of the talk was a spin on Jeff Foxworthy‘s “You might be a Redneck if…” bit where Neil explained how you know you live in the Bible Belt.

It would be funnier if it wasn’t so damn depressing. Still, watch it and see how much of it is familiar to you:

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This is What Happens When Headline Writers Don’t Know Their Statistics

Last week, the Pew Research Center released a survey showing that being an atheist was the most negative trait a presidential candidate could posses:

You can see from the list that being an atheist was a worse quality than having never held office, having an affair, being in your 70s, being gay or lesbian, etc.

But then I started seeing headlines like this one from the Daily Caller:

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What Happened to the NFL Prospect Who Ditched the Scouting Combine Because God Told Him To?

Remember Adam Muema? He’s the running back from San Diego State University who ditched the NFL’s Scouting Combine because he said God told him he would be drafted by the Seattle Seahawks if he left early:

Not only was he not drafted by the Seahawks, he wasn’t drafted at all.

Kevin Van Valkenburg, writing for ESPN The Magazine, attempted to get in touch with Muema after he left the Combine — and the full story about Muema’s whereabouts tell a much more disturbing story, including the mention of a self-proclaimed modern-day Christ named Lord RayEl.

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