Pastor Mark Driscoll Has Been Sued for What Plaintiffs Call a “Pattern of Racketeering”

Donald Trump isn’t the only person being accused of racketeering.

It looks like Pastor Mark Driscoll (below, with his wife) and his Mars Hill colleague Sutton Turner are also being charged with accepting money for church projects that never actually came to fruition.

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Psychic Medium: If Atheists Tell Suicidal People Not to Speak to Me, Blood is on Their Hands

Christine Pavlina is a psychic medium who, like everyone else in that world, claims to have the ability to talk to dead people. She has no evidence to back this up, of course, but that’s never stopped people like her from making money off of gullible, grieving people.

In a video released yesterday, Pavlina attempted to respond to some of the arguments offered by atheist critics.

But her first rebuttal shows you just how futile that’s going to be. As if it’s a settled science, she explains: “A Higher Power does exist. Period. End of story. It’s the truth. It’s the light. It’s not debatable. It’s not up for discussion. And it’s not up for opinion. This is a fact.”

It gets much worse at the 7:44 mark:

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Atheists and Agnostics Are the Only “Faith” Segment to Prefer Bernie Sanders Over Hillary Clinton

The Barna Group, a polling group focusing on religion in the U.S., recently released a survey on faith’s role in the 2016 elections.

One of the charts in particular stands out because it involves “Skeptics” — defined by Barna as “individuals who describe themselves as atheist or agnostic.”

When it comes to voters who prefer Democrats, of the ten different “faith” groups listed in the survey, Skeptics were the only group to prefer Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton.

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This Amazon Review of the Book of Mormon is the Best Thing You’ll Read All Day

I had no idea the Book of Mormon was an RPG, but this user’s experience makes me never want to play it at all.

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The Archbishop Never Should Have Gone After the Girl Scouts

Last week, St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson told priests, scout leaders, and parishioners that they should dissociate from the Girl Scouts because of the organization’s “continued promotion of contraception and ‘abortion rights’,” its promotion of feminists like Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan, and its inclusion of transgender members.

Samantha Bee explored that story last night, highlighting Carlson’s hypocrisy when it comes to sound judgment:

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