Christian Bakers Who Raised $515,000 Online Are Somehow Broke After Paying $137,000 Fine

Remember Melissa Klein and her husband Aaron? They’re the Christian owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, a bakery in Portland, Oregon, who refused to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding, then releasing the couple’s information to the public. Their illegal actions ultimately cost them $135,000 in fines, an amount that was more-than-covered by the $515,000 in donations they received from online supporters. They finally paid that fine (with interest) a few days ago.

But how do you spin a story of bigots who make bank into a tale of Christian Persecution?

Simple. You just leave out the part about people raising more than half-a-million dollars on your behalf.

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Listen to Two Christian Pastors Defending Their Multimillion-Dollar Private Jets

After Pastor Creflo Dollar begged his congregation for money so he could buy a $65 million plane, it’s worth asking: why do some Christian preachers need private jets?

Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis answered that question on the Believers Voice of Victory show Tuesday.

It started with Duplantis talking about how God spoke to him during a private flight and said he was letting his faith stagnate. Duplantis, shocked at the charge, said he unbuckled his belt and stood up to talk to God about this.

But before he could tell the rest of that story, Copeland chimed in:

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“Axial Tilt is the Reason for the Season” Billboard Generates (Fake) Controversy in Colorado

A new billboard in Grand Junction, Colorado is apparently “controversial,” though a news report failed to find anyone offended by it.

The digital ad put up by the Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers reads, “Axial tilt is the reason for the season!” and sits near two Christian-owned businesses: Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby.

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Survey: Americans Want Religious Liberty, but Christians Need Protection More Than Muslims

When it comes to religious freedom, more Americans think Christianity needs protection than Jews, Mormons, or Muslims.

That’s according to a new poll from the Associated Press and the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center.

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This Irish Film is About a Young Atheist Who Challenges Religious Authorities

Who needed Star Wars, anyway?

Here’s the movie you really want to see. It’s a (very) short Irish-language film about an eight-year-old atheist who challenges religious authorities and — does it really matter what else? That’s worth the price of a ticket already.

The movie is called Rúbaí:

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