Creationist Kent Hovind Will Be Speaking at a Public School in Ohio This Tuesday

Kent Hovind, the Young Earth Creationist who was only recently released from prison after serving time for tax fraud, will be speaking at a public high school this Tuesday to promote his anti-evolution nonsense.

“Coach” Dave Daubenmire of Pass the Salt Ministries introduced Hovind before a speech at High Street Baptist Church in Ohio yesterday (1:18 mark), casually mentioning how his team was able to “sneak” Hovind into Thomas Worthington High School:



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Jesus Loves Dr. Ben Carson and There’s a Painting to Prove It

Dr. Ben Carson, whose house and ego are as large as his nose is long, owns a portrait of himself with Jesus. Who appears to be a Klingon. Because this is perfectly normal behavior.

Looks like Jesus is the one with “gifted hands,” if you know what I mean…

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A Compilation of Carl Sagan’s Best Arguments and Comebacks

Here’s an excellent compilation of Carl Sagan‘s best arguments and comebacks.



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Penalizing an Athlete for Unsportsmanlike Conduct isn’t a Form of Christian Persecution

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why the Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty in football isn’t the same as Christian persecution.



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Should a 14-Year-Old Jehovah’s Witness Have Been Allowed to Reject a Life-Saving Blood Transfusion?

In Washington state, the same law that allows transgender teens to take hormones without their parents’ permission and allows pregnant girls to have an abortion without parental consent, also allowed a boy to refuse medical treatment for his leukemia because he was a Jehovah’s Witness. The law is known as the “mature minor doctrine,” though “mature” is always in the eye of the beholder.

Dennis Lindberg was 14 when he told doctors he didn’t want to undergo a blood transfusion that had a good chance of saving his life. A judge eventually gave him the authority to make the final decision about his own care… and Dennis died not long after that.

Reporter Isolde Raftery wrote about Dennis several years ago, and she just published a follow-up story in which she explores whether people involved in his care made the right decision. It may have been what Dennis wanted, but should they have complied?

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