Church Auctions Off Gay Baby Jesus Billboard, Hilariously Responding to Comments Along the Way

You may remember the wonderful billboard put up by St-Matthew-in-the-City church based in Auckland, New Zealand last winter:

It was their way of supporting LGBT rights and it was as controversial as you might expect.

I bring it up because the church is currently selling the billboard at an online auction website (current winning bid: $666.00) and the best part is that they’re responding to the comments people are leaving…

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The ‘Roger Ebert is in Heaven’ Cartoons Are Coming…

Even though Roger Ebert didn’t believe in God or the afterlife, that hasn’t stopped cartoonists from drawing him in a place he didn’t believe existed:

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This Christian School Board Member Opposes Gay-Straight Alliance Week, but Not For the Usual Reason…

Last night, I got an email about Chris Howell, a member of the Gaston County School Board in North Carolina. Howell is raising a fuss because a bunch of high school students in his district want to cause divisiveness among the students and distract them from learning…

Wait. No. That’s not true.

Actually, members of Highland School of Technology’s Gay-Straight Alliance club want to celebrate a “week promoting tolerance between gay and straight teenagers.” But Howell is opposed to it:

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Goodbye, Roger

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SkepTech Conference This Weekend

A quick note that I’ll be at SkepTech conference at University of Minnesota: Twin Cities this weekend! It’s free, the focus will be on the intersection of technology and skepticism and innovation and critical thinking, and the lineup is pretty damn impressive.

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