South Carolina Governor Calls on Pastors Across the State to Join Her for a Christian Revival

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (below) recently sent a letter to pastors across the state inviting them to attend “The Response,” a prayer rally taking place on June 13. (Similar events have been promoted in the past by Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.)

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Catholic League Whines About Louis CK’s Controversial SNL Monologue: “He Has Child Rape on His Mind”

If you saw Saturday Night Live‘s season finale over the weekend, you saw comedian Louis CK deliver another edgy monologue. Last year, when he hosted, he talked about God as an abusive husband. This weekend, he talked about how child molesters must *really* enjoy “molesting childs” if they’re willing to risk such a severe punishment for the crime.

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Yes, Christianity is Dying, and Conservative Leaders Are Avoiding the Most Obvious Solution

Over the past week, we’ve seen a lot of Christian leaders try to spin the Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape numbers into something positive… which I’ve said is like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

The study showed that the percent of Americans who are “unaffiliated” with any religion has jumped from 16.1% in 2007 to 22.8% today. Meanwhile, every major Christian tradition is losing some ground.

In one example, Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, claims this is a good thing because Christianity isn’t losing the die-hards… they’re losing the wishy-washy:

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Two 12-Year-Old Girls Just Began the First Catholic Elementary School Gay-Straight Alliance in Canada

Last year, Quinn Maloney-Tavares and Polly Hamilton, two sixth grade students at St. George Catholic School in Ottawa, were 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 doctrine states that homosexuality is “ordered toward an intrinsic moral evil” and therefore an “objective disorder.”

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In Embarrassing Editorial, Oklahoman Staff Claims Decline in Christianity is Bad for Society

The Oklahoman editorial board isn’t happy with the recent numbers showing a decline in organized religion and an upswing in non-religious Americans.

But why is that such a bad thing? Because, according to the writers, we’re all better off when people just say they’re religious.

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