German Pastafarians Now Have Official Signs Directing People to the Nearest Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Germany, which doesn’t have the kind of church/state separation that we do in the U.S., has signs right as you enter some cities telling you when local churches gather. The local Catholic Church, for example, meets at 10:30a on Sunday.

So what happened when a group of Pastafarians requested signs of their own in the city of Templin?

City officials said, sure, why not?



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Frustrated with the Mother Who “Audited” a Museum’s Evolution Exhibit? There’s a Way You Can Undo Her Damage

The other day, I posted about a Creationist mother who laughably “audited” an evolution exhibit at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History and posted the video on YouTube.



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After a Brief Suspension for Defending Evolution, ESPN’s Keith Law Returns to Twitter with This Gem

Last week, retired baseball star Curt Schilling took to Twitter to criticize, of all things, evolution. And one of his critics was ESPN baseball writer Keith Law, who tried (to no avail) talking sense into the pitcher.



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Oklahoma Satanists Back Out of Monument Project, but Satanic Temple Officials Say They Will Still Press On

For a couple of years now, there’s been a Ten Commandments monument outside the Oklahoma Capitol building: Last month, a Christian man, off his medications, drove his car into the monument, completely destroying it. A state official said the monument would be replaced with private funding. But long before any of that happened, there was [Read More…]

Catholic School Principal Vetoes Sixth Graders’ Project on the Importance of Gay Rights

11-year-olds Quinn Maloney-Tavares and Polly Hamilton, two sixth grade students at St. George Catholic School in Ottawa, were recently assigned a project where they had to talk about a social justice issue. Naturally, they decided to focus on gay rights:

“A lot of people, they don’t know they’re being rude, but they make being gay a bad thing,” said [Maloney-Tavares]… “They need to know that it’s not a bad thing.”

That’s a great point — and one well worth making at a Catholic school, since Catholic teaching is that homosexuality is “ordered toward an intrinsic moral evil” and therefore an “objective disorder.”

But the principal of the school, Ann Beauchamp, told the girls they needed to find a different topic:

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