Bill Maher Debates Religious Fundamentalism with Christian Right Leader Ralph Reed

Last night, on Real Time with Bill Maher, conservative Christian leader Ralph Reed was one of the guests. So the conversation naturally drifted to religion

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Christian Right Chaplain Says Atheists Are Possessed by Demonic Spirits but Don’t Know It Because… Satan

A couple of weeks ago, E.W. Jackson, the one-time candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, argued that groups like the ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation were “demonic”:

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Stop Lying About How Often You Go to Church!

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how people lie about how often they go to church:

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Secular Coalition for America Has Fired Executive Director Edwina Rogers

Just over two years ago, the Secular Coalition for America — the largest lobbying group in Washington, D.C. representing non-religious Americans — announced that its new Executive Director would be a Republican who had worked under President George W. Bush and conservative senators Trent Lott and Jeff Sessions.

Despite Edwina Rogers‘ claim that her focus was always on health and economic issues with those politicians, her GOP background rubbed a lot of atheist activists the wrong way. They wondered if someone who had worked for social conservatives could really be a reliable voice for Secular Americans. Rogers was optimistic that her background wouldn’t hinder her new position — in fact, she believed she could get her foot in the door in places where liberal lobbyists might have been shut out. Still, my initial interview with her provoked a lot of skeptical (and harsh) feedback from readers and other bloggers. (Her more recent interview with me, last month, hardly made any waves at all.)

Today, Laurie Goodstein and Mark Oppenheimer of the New York Times broke the news that Rogers was fired by the SCA last week.

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Unintentional Hilarity in Vacation Bible School Sketch

John Hagee Ministries just posted a video from a Vacation Bible School event in which a pastor becomes a puppet. (Because sometimes the jokes just write themselves…)

It’s geared toward children, sure, but I had to share two of the segments with you:

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