New Zealand Church Leaders Broadcast Their Expensive Vacation Online, Just As Jesus Commanded

Last year, we posted about New Zealand’s Destiny Church, run by Brian and Hannah Tamaki, because the couple had used church funds to buy themselves an Audi Q7, valued at NZ$100,000 (about $78,000 USD). Because Jesus said to help the poor and then reward yourself with a sweet ride.

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Michigan Rep. Cindy Gamrat, Running for Seat She Just Lost, is Subject of Devastating Editorial

Michigan Rep. Cindy Gamrat is the Christian anti-gay legislator who was kicked out of office after her affair with fellow bigot Rep. Todd Courser came to light.

She has since announced that she will run for her old seat in the upcoming special election.

To that end, with a headline that reads “On expelled Rep. Cindy Gamrat’s re-election bid,” the Grand Rapids Press and Kalamazoo Gazette editorial boards issued a joint statement that’s about as devastating as they get:

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Franklin Graham is Mad That Transgender People Will Attend President Obama’s Papal Welcome

There’s a lie a lot of Christians tell themselves regarding sexual orientation: “Love the sinner, hate the sin.” It sounds fine in theory. It rarely works in practice.

The latest example involves Franklin Graham, demonizing LGBT people attending President Obama‘s welcome event for Pope Francis on Wednesday. He’s angry, not because the LGBT individuals in question did anything wrong, but because they have the nerve to exist in Graham’s world.

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After Football Coach Leads Team in Prayer, School Employee Laments Proselytizing in District

Washington State’s Bremerton High School has been in the news over the past week because assistant football coach Joe Kennedy was leading his team in prayer after games until he finally got called out on it:

This sort of religious promotion tends to go unchecked in districts where Christianity is already rampant. Usually, a football coach who thinks he can lead kids in prayer is just the tip of the iceberg. If you look more closely, you’ll find more church/state violations.

Jennifer Chamberlain is an employee of that high school and has a son in the District. In an essay that must have taken a lot of courage to write, she documents her own upbringing in the local schools and makes a plea to the people in the community:

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Pastor Urges Kids to Fail History Class on Purpose if They Have to Learn About Islam

There’s been an education crisis in Tennessee lately because the state’s Board of Education says that the seventh grade curriculum must include lessons on what Islam teaches, how it spread throughout world history, and how Muslims have contributed to mathematics, art, literature, etc.

I’m not sure why it’s a crisis, but that’s what conservatives are telling me.

The latest person to whine about kids learning about other major world religions is Pastor Greg Locke of Global Vision Bible Church who offers a solution to the non-existent problem.

He says parents should tell their kids to fail the class on purpose:

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