With Help of Atheists, Mormons Will Resign from Church En Masse This Weekend

This Sunday, as the 184th Annual General Conference of the (Mormon) Church takes place in Salt Lake City, two atheist groups will be leading a mass resignation nearby for Mormons who wish to leave the Church for good.

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This Conservative Thinks the Left Has an Unnecessary ‘Obsession’ with Creationism. Here’s Why He’s Completely Wrong

David French, a conservative commenter who also blogs here at Patheos, thinks we (“the secular Left”) pay waaaaaay too much attention to Creationists:

I look at this obsession as a symbol of leftist ignorance of Evangelical culture. Yes, if you ask most Evangelicals what they believe about the age of the earth and the origin of the universe, they’re going to side with the more literal interpretation of the Genesis story. But I would describe this as a “soft” or low-priority belief. Whether the Earth is a few thousand years old or several billion isn’t fundamental to their understanding of the Bible, the world, or their faith. It’s simply their default position.

French thinks we should ignore Creationism because most Christians just don’t think very much about it. But there are many, many problems with that:

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$10,000 a Prayer: If Humanist Group Prevails in Court, These Elected Officials May Owe Hefty Fine for Violating Law

For the second time in less than a week, the Carroll County (Maryland) Board of Commissioners has defied a judge’s decision and opened a meeting with a prayer to Jesus.

Last week, a day after a judge told them to stop the illegal practice, commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier chose to break the law:

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Todd Starnes Has Another Story of Christian Persecution; Doesn’t Say That Victim’s Father is Promoting His Book

Todd Starnes of Fox News Radio has this nasty habit of creating material for Snopes to debunk. He takes misunderstandings, slaps a “Christian persecution” tag on them, and fails to apologize when his story turns out to be wrong.

For his latest trick, he tackles a story about a young Florida student who just wanted to pray before eating lunch… but a teacher stopped her:

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Another Dramatization of a Message Written on a Christian Forum

Brilliant: An actor dramatically reads a comment from a Christian forum:

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