Just over a year ago, I posted about a new musical called “Bang!”
Senator Ted Cruz said a lot of crazy things at the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators conference Tuesday, many of them about atheists. In one instance, he told the audience about how he fought against Michael Newdow to keep “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance (4:05 in the video below):
“Texas brought together all 50 states before the U.S. Supreme Court defending the Pledge of Allegiance — and we won unanimously.”
That’s a lie. Cruz didn’t win anything. 5 of the 8 justices — Justice Scalia had recused himself — essentially threw out the case altogether saying that Newdow didn’t have proper standing to bring the case to court. While the other three ruled against Newdow, there was no official ruling on the merits of the case. It’s like Cruz is taking credit for winning a boxing match even though his opponent was disqualified.
Then, it got worse (5:39):
Writing for Charisma, J. Lee Grady has a list of 7 things that prove God is real.
Seven?! And they PROVE God is real?! Man, this list should be really good. (Hell, I only need one reason!) But let’s see how he plans to convince atheists he’s right…
How can anyone deny the reality of God when they see a baby?
I’ll just let The Onion rebut this one…
Last month, non-religious Californian Adriana Ramirez, a legal immigrant, applied for U.S. citizenship… but she was rejected after officials read her response to the question about whether she would bear arms for our country (in the event of a war):