Another Westboro Baptist Church Defector Tells Her Story

How many members of the Westboro Baptist Church can defect before the whole place crumbles? Rhetorical question, perhaps, but following the stories of Lauren Drain and Megan Phelps-Roper and her sister Grace and atheist Nate Phelps, we have yet another story of a God Hates Fags church member who is no longer with them.

Fred Phelps‘ granddaughter Libby Phelps actually gave interviews about her defection earlier this year, but a Los Angeles Times article tackles the issue in a bit more depth:

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Virginia’s Republican Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Believes the Democratic Party is a ‘Coalition of the Godless’

The Virginia Governor’s race is already shaping up to be incredibly expensive and polarizing, pitting former Democratic National Committee chair Terry McAuliffe against Tea Party darling (and textbook conservative Christian) Ken Cuccinelli.

It’s easy to list off the things Cuccinelli has said/done that should discredit him in the eyes of any rational person:

But the race just got more interesting on Saturday after Bishop E.W. Jackson was nominated as the Republican Party’s pick for Lieutenant Governor.

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More Atheist Responses to ‘The Thaw’

The other day, I posted a video from Christian group Reach America called “The Thaw.” It featured young Christians talking about how they’re “persecuted” for their faith:

I also posted a video response that offered a crude-language-laden rebuttal to those claims… mostly because it cracked me up. But some of you were hoping to see a rebuttal that wasn’t so blatantly incendiary.

So I’m happy to link to a couple of really good responses that address the issues without trying to piss people off in the process. (Even better: They both allow comments, which is more than I can say about the original Christian piece…)

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Do As We Say, Not As We Do

Here’s a fascinating, albeit anecdotal, conversation between an atheist and his two co-workers (who also happen to be identical twins):

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Answers in Genesis Responds to Our Writeup About Their Women’s Conference

It looks like Ken Ham and Dr. Georgia Purdom found out that I sent atheists to their “Answers for Women” conference. (We know this because they don’t link to the site and their comments are closed…)

Purdom doesn’t want to respond to the claims Louise and Kate made in their post, probably because it’s hard to defend slides like this:

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