Mark Driscoll Admitted to Trolling His Own Church’s Online Forums 14 Years Ago & the Thread is Still Online. Whoops!

In 2006, Pastor Mark Driscoll published a book called Confessions of a Reformission Rev.: Hard Lessons from an Emerging Missional Church in which he admitted to secretly participating in his own church’s online forums:

At this time, our church also started an unmoderated discussion board on our website, called Midrash, and it was being inundated with postings by emerging-church type feminists and liberals. I went onto the site and posted as William Wallace II, after the great Scottish man portrayed in the movie Braveheart, and attacked those who were posting.

In the wake of all the bad publicity surrounding Mars Hill Church lately, with its cult-like structure and exodus of church members who are sharing their horror stories online, Driscoll and his allies are doing everything they can to scrub his past statements from their website.

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Well, What Did You Expect When a Soccer Star Named Jesus Said He’d Answer Questions on Twitter?

Manchester City, the English Premier League champions (a.k.a. a soccer team), decided to let fans ask questions of star player Jesus Navas. Navas later responded on video. Nice PR move. Fun for the fans. Lots of teams do something similar.

What made it even more entertaining was that the official hashtag for the Q&A was #AskJesus. (That had to be on purpose, right?)

As you can imagine, some fans had a little too much fun with that…

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Conservative Christian Rep. John Fleming (R-LA): Stop Believing Anecdotes Because “That’s How Myths Come About”

Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) is the legislator who, when discussing the possibility of Humanist chaplains in the military, responded by explaining the obvious consequences:



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House Candidate Jody Hice: Electing Atheists to Congress Would Be “a Frightening Thing”

Jody Hice is the GOP nominee for an open U.S. House seat in Georgia and while his past comments are coming back to haunt him, this 2003 interview with the Trinity Broadcasting Network is a perfect reminder of what’s at stake in these elections.



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Humanist Groups Band Together to Provide Legal Assistance to Refugee Children

Over the past several months, tens of thousands of children from Central America countries have crossed the border into the U.S. in order to escape instability, poverty, and even sexual violence. Many of them are coming alone. While government organizations like FEMA are providing them basic necessities, most of these children have no legal representation during mandatory immigration hearings.

Many large religious organizations are already supporting various efforts to help these children. Now, Foundation Beyond Belief and the American Humanist Association are giving atheists a chance to do the same. They know God isn’t going to help these children, but we can.



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