Bill Maher Explains Why Christianity’s Not Under Attack from Liberals

On last night’s Real Time, Bill Maher asked the question of why Republicans are so quick to jump on the “liberal media” for “attacking” Christianity when no prominent liberal (other than himself) ever seems to do anything of the sort:



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Why God Hates Sex (as Told in Sign Language)

Why do religion and sex seem so incompatible?

Justin Vollmar of the “Virtual Deaf Church” explains in this excellent video.

(Added bonus: You get to learn a lot of dirty sign language!)



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When You Put It That Way, “Militant Atheist” Sounds Pretty Good!

Thanks for educating us, Mrs. Betty Bowers!



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Criminal Charges Filed Against Minnesota Catholic Archdiocese Over Mishandling of Sex Abuse Claims

Twin Cities (Minnesota) Archbishop John Nienstedt (below) spent years arguing against LGBT rights. In 2007, he wrote that “those who actively encourage or promote homosexual acts… formally cooperate in a grave evil and, if they do so knowingly and willingly, are guilty of mortal sin.” He condemned Brokeback Mountain when it came out. And he spent $650,000 of the Church’s money trying to convince Minnesota voters to pass an amendment banning same-sex marriage — an amendment that ultimately failed.

It’s hardly surprisingly, then, that Nienstedt was under investigation for having sex with other priests. More importantly, he retaliated against anyone who didn’t respond in kind or questioned what he was doing. He denies all of these allegations, of course.

But there was another aspect to the story that was even more disturbing: One of the men promoted by Nienstedt to become a pastor, Curtis Wehmeyer, ended up molesting kids while in that role. If Nienstedt and his colleagues knew about it and didn’t put a stop to it, they deserve to be punished.

That’s why we’re seeing government officials come down on the Roman Catholic Archdiocese today:

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Christian Pastor Tells Students at Baccalaureate Graduation Ceremony That Gays Are Going to Hell

A lot of high schools have baccalaureate graduation ceremonies — alternative celebrations with a religious twist that aren’t supposed to be connected to the District itself. The idea is that you can have religious speakers invoke God in a legal way since these are privately-run events.

But at the ceremony for students at Kings Mountain Senior High School in North Carolina, the main speaker used the opportunity to tell gay students they’re going to Hell:



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