Perhaps in response to a lot of the stories about Christians who refuse to tip their servers because it’s Sunday or because they’re gay or because they feel it’s immoral, an anonymous person (or persons) is going around the country leaving incredible tips — leaving the identifier @TipsForJesus (which is thankfully not part of some pro-circumcision movement):
Perhaps in Response to Bad Christian Tippers, Someone’s Anonymously Leaving Incredible ‘Tips for Jesus’
In a new campaign ad for the 2014 elections, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) makes a case for why he should be re-elected to his position. You see, he argues that his policy decisions and ability to pass legislation are–oh wait, I’m sorry, he doesn’t talk about any of that.
He just tells everyone how much he loves the Bible.
Check Out How a Fox News Reporter Spins This Story About a School District ‘Confiscating’ Holiday Cards
Todd Starnes, the Fox News commentator who frequently spins stories to raise the ire of fellow conservatives, has done it again with a tale about a Georgia elementary school that “confiscates Christmas cards.”
Here’s Starnes’ version of the story:
For as long as anyone can remember, teachers at Brooklet Elementary School have posted Christmas cards in the hallways outside their classrooms — until Monday.
When boys and girls returned from Thanksgiving break, they discovered that their teachers’ Christmas cards had been removed — under orders from the Georgia school’s administration.
Robb Kicklighter’s wife is a third grade teacher at the school. He said many teachers are disgruntled by the school’s decision to confiscate the Christmas cards.
“They took down the cards so the kids can’t see them,” he told me. “Some of the cards had the word ‘Christmas’ and some had Nativity scenes.”
Assuming that the display of cards wasn’t just limited to those professing faith in Jesus, why would the display be a big deal?
Answer: It’s not.
Starnes’ story is pure spin.
When Even Christian Publications Suggest That a Celebrity Pastor Is Acting Shady, That Can’t Be a Good Sign
Steven Furtick, the pastor of Elevation Church in North Carolina, has been under fire recently because of church’s shady finances.
In short, the church takes in tens of millions of dollars every year (tax-free, of course), pays Furtick an undisclosed salary decided by a “Board of Overseers” consisting of his celebrity pastor friends, and never bothers to tell the congregation where exactly all their money is going. (All volunteers and employees of the church have to sign a confidentiality agreement promising never to reveal the church’s finances.)
Whatever Furtick’s making, though, it’s gotta be pretty sweet considering he just bought a $1,700,000 home:
When a local news team started running stories about the church’s lack of transparency and Furtick’s own extravagant lifestyle, he responded by playing dumb, saying “it’s not that great of a house” and he didn’t understand why a helicopter was flying over it.
Well, there’s a good reason for that:
I’m losing track of all the atheist/Creationist billboards in Times Square, but the latest salvo in the mythical War on Christmas belongs to American Atheists. Today, they’re launching a 15-second digital billboard reminding viewers that even atheists can celebrate the holiday season.
The main message reads: “Who needs Christ during Christmas? Nobody.”