Finally, a Reason Jesus Keeps Appearing on Chips

I knew there was a reason Jesus keeps appearing on edible objects…

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Ohio Middle School Teacher’s Writing Prompts for Students Included Pro-Bible Messages

A teacher at Green Middle School in Canton, Ohio wanted to encourage her students to write in their journals, so she gave them a series of writing prompts every month. All of that sounds fine… until you realize there’s always an option promoting Christianity.

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Christian Pseudo-historian David Barton Inadvertently Proved That Tithing is a Bad Investment

Finally, we know the return investment on our tithe.

As guest Glenn Beck listened intently, Christian pseudo-historian David Barton recently explained on his “Foundation of Freedom” series what you get in return for your gift to God:

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Spoiler: Barton didn’t see the problems with his own numbers.

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Donald Trump Says Women Who Have Abortions Deserve “Some Form of Punishment”

Donald Trump said in a Town Hall interview with Chris Matthews (airing later tonight on MSNBC) that women who have abortions need to have “some form of punishment.”

Whether that’s a fine or jail time, Trump wasn’t sure, since he never likes to think through any of his grand ideas, but the implication was clear: Women who exercise their reproductive rights need to be penalized for it.

Meanwhile, Trump is still defending his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who’s been charged with battery for grabbing a reporter. “I don’t discard people,” Trump said.

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So there you go, women. If you want a safe and legal abortion, be sure you’re working for Donald Trump first. Problem solved.

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Why Did the Unitarian Universalists Sign a Pact with the Anti-Atheist Boy Scouts?

As longtime readers are surely aware, two of the biggest complaints against the Boy Scouts of America over the past decade have been their policies against gay members and atheists. (They’re a private group, so they’re legally allowed to do this, but they get plenty of support from the government and public schools, which is the problem.)

In 2013, the ban on gay scouts was finally lifted. In 2015, the ban on gay scout leaders went away, too. The ban on atheists is still in effect.

Enter the Unitarian Universalist Association. They’ve long been on the side of civil rights and have many non-religious members. In 1998, they cut all ties with the BSA because of the bigotry. And even as the barriers went away these past few years, the UUA maintained that separation, showing solidarity with atheists.

That’s why it’s extremely disappointing that the UUA has now reconciled with the BSA, signing a “Memorandum of Understanding” that will lead to more cooperation between the groups:

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