The Problem with the #CharlieCharlieChallenge

Earlier this week, a really dumb idea became ridiculously popular.

Here’s how the “Charlie Charlie Challenge” works: You get some paper and make a grid with the words “Yes” and “No.” You put pencils on the axes, one atop of another, so they balance. Then you ask Charlie — a supposed Mexican demon with a very not-Mexican name — any question you want.

If the top pencil moves, it means Charlie is answering your question…

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“Duggar” is Now a Verb

Courtesy of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution‘s Mike Luckovich:

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Conservative Christian: Racism is Caused by Teaching Evolution

Wanna know why racism is a problem in America?

Alex McFarland, a conservative Christian radio host, has the answer for you:

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Missouri Public School District Sued for Taking Students on a Field Trip to a Christian Ministry

In order to celebrate their hard work preparing for and taking the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests, the eighth-graders at North Middle School in Joplin were taken to a sports complex with a climbing wall and video games earlier this month.

Good times!

Here’s the form the parents had to sign:

That’s a little misleading, though, because the name of the place they went to isn’t “Victory Sports Complex.”

It’s Victory Ministry & Sports Complex. Which — wait for it — is a ministry.

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Christian Right Leader: If Gay Adults Are Allowed to Become Scout Leaders, They’ll Molest Your Children

Christian Right leader Matt Barber (below) is worried that the Boy Scouts of America may soon allow gay adult leaders, proving that he’s the only guy in America currently associating child molestation with someone other than Josh Duggar.

He references something he said two years ago when the BSA allowed openly gay scouts to join the organization:

“… It’s only a matter of time until the BSA is forced to capitulate to sexual extremists’ political demands and allow homosexual adults — men who define their identity based upon carnal appetites for other males — to take your boys on overnight camping trips.

Barber and conservative Christians like him are really the only people who hear “homosexual” and immediately think “sodomy.” I run into straight people all the time. I don’t immediately start considering which sexual positions are their favorites.

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