Michele Bachmann: 9/11 and Benghazi Were God’s Judgment

During a Capitol Hill prayer event this week, Michele Bachmann (R-MN) spoke about how 9/11 and the attack in Benghazi were the result of God’s judgment on our country:

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At a Christian Thrift Shop, Your Money Gets Saved

I had to watch this, so now you have to watch this: A Christian version of “Thrift Shop“:

Apparently, that’s not the only version

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Why is American Atheists Looking to Hire a Public Policy Director?

The Secular Coalition for America has a Washington DC-based office headed by Edwina Rogers.

The Center for Inquiry also has a DC-based Office of Public Policy headed by Michael De Dora.

And the American Humanist Association is based in DC and does public policy work, too.

And now, American Atheists is looking for someone to assist with the implementation of its public policy goals:

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Ask Richard: Atheist Sons and their Mothers Part 3 of 3: The Hindu Apostate

In recognition of upcoming Mother’s Day, this is the third in a trio of letters I received from three young men who come from Muslim, Jewish, and Hindu backgrounds respectively. Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Sir, I am 17 years old and I was raised in an extremely religious Hindu [Read More…]

Today Show Anchors Applaud Elementary School Students Pledging Allegiance to God

This morning on NBC’s Today, weatherman Al Roker visited Silver Spring, Maryland’s Forest Knolls Elementary School as part of his “Wake Up With Al” tour.

It starts off all well and good and cute. Roker even helps with the morning announcements. Then, at the 1:37 mark, they all say the Pledge of Allegiance together — even the Today show anchors join in via satellite:

That by itself wouldn’t bother me. Most schools say the Pledge and that’s really not the point of the segment.

But then they discussed what just happened and things got weird:

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