In Old Video, Christian Evangelist Tells Students Not to Get Blown

Christian evangelist Dr. Jerry R. Johnston would like to remind you not to get blown after the assemblay:



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A Glimpse inside The Satanic Temple, Courtesy of the New York Times

It’s always nice to see the media pay attention to groups that are causing headaches for the Religious Right. Mark Oppenheimer of the New York Times had a piece over the weekend about The Satanic Temple, offering a few more details about the group know mostly known for its scary name and its ability to parrot religious claims in a way conservatives never intended:



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Missouri County Officials Will Fly Flags at Half-Staff to Mourn the Marriage Equality Ruling

Usually, when local governments fly flags at half-staff, it’s because someone notable died, like a President or Governor, or because there was some awful tragedy in the community.

None of those explain why the three Christian commissioners in Dent County, Missouri decided to lower the flags at the local Courthouse and Judicial Building for the next twelve months:



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 63: Ray Comfort’s Audacity: A Review and Discussion with Actor Travis Owens

Our latest podcast is all about evangelist Ray Comfort‘s new film Audacity, a movie with the goal of convincing gay and lesbian viewers to renounce homosexuality.

Jessica and I watched the film (so you don’t have to) and we give you the play-by-play along with commentary. (So there’s your spoiler alert!)

After that, beginning at the 34:44 mark, we have an *exclusive* interview with the film’s star Travis Owens. He plays Peter, a very devout Christian who wants to spread the Good Word, but sometimes hesitates because it might be awkward. Because he hesitates, bad things happen — especially to gays and lesbians who didn’t accept Jesus into their lives.

In real life, Travis is actually very supportive of LGBT rights, which makes his appearance in this film both questionable and fascinating.

We spoke with him about what it’s like to work with Ray Comfort, whether he’s received more feedback from LGBT viewers or Christians, and why he took on a role that contradicted his personal beliefs.

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Gov. Scott Walker: Running for President is “God’s Plan for Me”

In the email announcing his candidacy for President, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made it clear his campaign was part of a pact with God (emphasis his):



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