Todd Starnes Has Another Story of Christian Persecution; Doesn’t Say That Victim’s Father is Promoting His Book

Todd Starnes of Fox News Radio has this nasty habit of creating material for Snopes to debunk. He takes misunderstandings, slaps a “Christian persecution” tag on them, and fails to apologize when his story turns out to be wrong.

For his latest trick, he tackles a story about a young Florida student who just wanted to pray before eating lunch… but a teacher stopped her:

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Another Dramatization of a Message Written on a Christian Forum

Brilliant: An actor dramatically reads a comment from a Christian forum:

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8 Reasons Purity Balls Are Just Plain Creepy and Wrong

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses 8 problems with “purity balls”:

You can read more about purity balls here.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

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Secular Coalition for America Fails Nearly 60% of Congress (Including Many, Many Republicans) in 2013 Scorecard

The Secular Coalition for America has released its 2013 Congressional Report Cards and things aren’t looking all that great. (Though it’s slightly better in the Senate than in the House.)

First, the U.S. House of Representatives:

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The Debate Over Gay Marriage is Precisely What Christians Will Be Known For

Blogger Kristen Howerton, writing for On Faith, asks Christians what she perceives to be a vital question:

Christians will likely continue to be divided over the issue of same-sex marriage and relationships. But unfortunately, these debates seem to be taking center stage as we interact with the world. Is this what we want to be known for? My hope is that we can begin to make peace with each other over this issue and move forward despite our differences, and put the focus back where it’s supposed to be: sharing God’s love.

“Is this what we want to be known for?”

That’s a great question… 10 years ago.

Now, it makes about as much sense as asking people if they still prefer their CD players over their iPods. The majority of us answered and moved past the gay marriage question a long time ago. The better question is: “What’s taking Protestants so damn long to do the same?”

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