Christian Radio Host: Ebola Could Cure America’s Atheism Problem

On his show yesterday, Christian radio host Rick Wiles (below) told his listening audience that there’s an upside to the Ebola outbreak:

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John Hagee and David Barton Claim You Can’t Be True Christians if you Support LGBT Rights and Abortion

We know Christianity is a big tent. There are super-conservative Christians as well as very progressive ones (who are in many ways more closely aligned with atheists than the Tony Perkins types).

One of the non-obvious differences between the two groups, in my experience, is that progressive Christians are much more comfortable with the idea of the big tent. They know not everyone who’s a Christian will agree with them on every topic… but that’s okay.

And then you have people like Pastor John Hagee, who said in a recent sermon that Christians who were pro-choice or supported LGBT rights were not real Christians at all:

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Author of Bible Parody Book Receives Death Threats Before Attending Weekend Conference

Last year, I posted about a book called the Awkward Moments (Not Found In Your Average) Children’s Bible documenting many of the Bible’s little-known verses.

Like these pages quoting Exodus 21:20-21:

The book was written by “Horus Gilgamesh” and illustrator “Agnes Tickheathen” (Agnostic Heathen) — both obviously pseudonyms. It received incredible reception online, becoming a mainstay atop Amazon’s books about atheism.

And now, despite the attempt at anonymity, their identities have been discovered by a Christian who just sent them a death threat:

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These Are Pretty Bad Reasons for the Catholic Church Not to Sell Some of Its Assets

After CNN’s Daniel Burke posted about the lavish lifestyles of some Catholic archbishops, Catholic blogger Kathy Schiffer decided to tackle the inevitable question: Why don’t we just sell the Vatican? Or how about just St. Peter’s Basilica (below)? Or anything, really, since the Church has so much?

Her answer might be what you’d expect: The Church shouldn’t sell anything.

But her reasons are appalling:

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After Alabama County Votes to Put Up “In God We Trust” Plaque, Atheists and Pagans Fight for Their Own Displays

Back in June, the Mobile County Commission (in Alabama) voted 2-1 to put the words “In God We Trust” on a plaque in the city’s Administration Building. (The most surprising thing about that? Until now, “In God We Trust” wasn’t on a government-issued plaque in Mobile, Alabama.)

Before the vote took place, eight people spoke to the commissioners about the plaque — and seven of them opposed it, including Amanda Scott (below):

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