Pat Robertson Tells Viewer That Her Atheist Co-Worker Was Probably Raped, Demon-Possessed, or Abused by Her Father

I don’t know why Pat Robertson offers advice on the 700 Club when the things he suggests are so completely, awfully wrong… but until he stops, he’s just a goldmine of sound bites.

Yesterday, a viewer asked him if she should stop preaching to an atheist co-worker (correct answer: Yes) who got annoyed at every mention of God, Robertson explained that her colleague had serious problems if she didn’t like hearing about God all the time:



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Humanist Group Wants to Make Sure Atheists with Conscientious Objections Can Become U.S. Citizens

After dealing with two separate cases of non-religious people having their U.S. citizenship denied because of their secular ethics, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center is asking the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for clarification on the issue:



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Australian Group Protesting Public School Religious Indoctrination Puts Up a Billboard of Jesus Petting a Dinosaur

The whole idea of “special religious instruction” is public schools is a joke to begin with, especially when you consider how much room there is for abuse. In theory, it’d be great because kids could learn about the beliefs of all different faiths. But in Victoria, Australia, for example, the religious education is primarily Christian and the education is verring into heavy indoctrination. Story after story suggests that volunteer groups — and it’s always Christian volunteers — are using the time with students to seek converts instead of merely educating them about what they believe.

There’s a fantastic group called Fairness In Religions In School (FIRIS) trying to raise awareness of the abuses within the program in part because they say parents don’t really know what’s going on in their kids’ schools.

To that end, they put up a billboard in Melbourne on Tuesday morning that shows parents what their kids may be learning in school:



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After Radio Host Implies That Activist Should Be Beaten Up, Fox News’ Todd Starnes Does the Right Thing

Normally, when we talk about Fox News’ Todd Starnes (below), it’s because he’s making up a story of Christian persecution.

But Starnes actually did something decent yesterday. Appearing on Christian fanatic Rick Wiles‘ radio show to discuss a story about Bible verses appearing on Air Force Academy dorm room white boards (and an atheist who complained about it), Starnes and Wiles had this exchange:

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In Case You Were In Need of a New Shirt…

The cool folks at Compass 120 Apparel created a shirt with a quotation of mine and they’re marketing it to men and women. I’ve asked that any money I would’ve made from the shirts be given instead to the Secular Student Alliance:

There’s a promotional video and everything! Check it out — and consider their other goods while you’re at it.

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