Earlier this year, Chris Johnson released a multimedia book about atheists called A Better Life: 100 Atheists Speak Out on Joy & Meaning in a World Without God. The book was years in the making and came about after one of the most successful Kickstarters for a book in that site’s history. It was incredible to be a part of the project and I think the final product was just stellar.
Todd Starnes, appearing on Fox News Channel because he’s the closest thing to an “expert” they have, shows that he doesn’t just save his fictional stories for his articles.
He’ll make stuff up on TV, too.
Just listen to how he talks about the ramifications of the recent Supreme Court ruling about prayer at government meetings. I’ll just add my own thoughts in red…
Ever since I first heard it, there’s a comedy bit by stand-up Hari Kondabolu that has always made me laugh. It’s about God’s priorities and it begins around the 3:13 mark of the clip below:
As a routine, it’s great. And it certainly fits the mold of many other non-religious comedians who poke fun at religion.
The Illinois Family Institute hates it when people call them anti-gay, bigoted, or a Hate Group… but look at how they’re reacting to the recent announcement that Bishop Gene Robinson (below), the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, would be getting a divorce from his husband after 25 years together.
Not only does IFI celebrate his divorce, they can’t even bring themselves to accept that Robinson was ever married in the first place:
Todd Starnes Claims Fifth-Grader Isn’t Allowed to Read Bible at School; Once Again, the Facts Say Otherwise
The latest pseudo-example of society persecuting Christians comes to us from Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. And it has the Todd Starnes Stamp of Bullshit, which gives you an indication of how much of the story you’re not hearing…
Here’s the abridged version of the story as Starnes tells it: Park Lakes Elementary School fifth-grader Giovanni Rubeo was reading his Bible at school when a teacher made him stop. The teacher even called his dad and said, “He’s not permitted to read those books in my classroom.”
The district’s legal department later told the dad that his son could read the Bible “before school, after school and during lunch, in accordance to the law.” Which is clearly code for “not during school.”
And that’s where Starnes ends his story. Oh. Wait. I forgot Starnes’ last line: “Had the kid been reading Fifty Shades of Grey, he probably would’ve been given a gold star.”
Yep, because those godless Communist teachers love it when children read a badly-written story of BDSM…
Anyway, what happens when we dig a little deeper into this story?