‘Preachers of L.A.’ Only the Latest Display of Hypocrisy Within the Christian Church

We already know churches are businesses and those who run them are sometimes in the business of helping themselves as much as they say they’re helping others.

So the fact that Oxygen is set to air a TV show called “Preachers of L.A.” featuring prosperity gospel preachers driving fancy cars and living in mansions should come as no surprise to anyone:

P. Diddy. Jay-Z. They’re not the only ones who should be driving Ferraris and living in large houses,” argues [Bishop Ron] Gibson, pastor at 4,500-member Life Church of God in Christ.

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A Wonderful Explanation of Inclusive Fitness

Sally Le Page explains the concept of Inclusive Fitness in a brilliant Shed Science video. (Even if you don’t care one bit about evolutionary biology, you’re going to want to watch this!)

Highlight comes at the 2:35 mark :)

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Why is Bosley’s Pet Foods Bringing in an ‘Animal Communicator’?

Bosley’s Pet Foods is a retail store in British Columbia and they have a special guest visiting one of their stores next week:

Reisa Stone is an “animal communicator” who uses the power of telepathy to talk to animals dead and alive. (Remember when Harry Potter spoke Parseltongue? Yeah, it’s like that.)

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Can Atheists Marry Christians… and Make It Last?

Christianity Today asked a panel of experts whether interfaith marriage was ever okay, especially given the Biblical dictate about not being “unequally yoked.”

For the most part, the panel accepted interfaith marriages as a natural consequence of our society, but they had some limitations.

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Attorney: My Facebook Friends Said the Ten Commandments Monument on City Property is Okay, So It Should Stay Up

A couple of weeks ago, in Wyoming County, West Virginia, a group of church leaders built a Ten Commandments monument in front of the county courthouse. They did it without permission from county officials, a detail that makes this story all the more disturbing.

(Of course, even if they had received permission, it wouldn’t have made it okay.)

This is a pretty easy fix — either the church group needs to get that monument off the property, or the floodgates have opened and any group that wants to can put up a monument of their own.

County officials aren’t even considering that second option yet because they’re under the impression there’s nothing illegal about this. The best part is how one official is justifying it:

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