FFRF Awards 12-year-old $1,000 Scholarship and Activist Award

There have already been a couple of posts on this site about how the Hamilton County Commissioners (in Tennessee) have been praying “in Jesus’ name” at meetings. 12-year-old Maia Disbrow was one of the people speaking out against the prayers. Here’s video of her speaking to the commissioners: Good morning. My name is Maia Disbrow, [Read More…]

Pat Robertson: Sikh Temple Massacre Happened Because ‘Atheists Hate God’

Almost as certainly as you can expect Westboro Baptist Church to protest the funerals of the Sikhs who died in yesterday’s shootings, you can expect the Christian Right to say something ridiculously stupid. (More than the usual, anyway.) Cue Pat Robertson, who wonders why someone committed this tragic crime: “What is it?… Is it satanic? [Read More…]

Ask Richard: A Young Person’s Question about Mortality Meant for Richard Dawkins

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. I don’t know if Mr. Dawkins actually reads these but if you do I just wanted to let you know you’re doing an awesome job spreading reason, and thanks to you reason was able to reach me at a young age. I was a devout [Read More…]

God Told Me to Kick You in the Face

You know how preacher Benny Hinn touches people on their foreheads or faces in order to “heal” them? Todd Bentley has a different approach. He just kicks people in the face (start at the 1:00 mark): Now, Bentley wants to tour Britain to pretend to heal even more people (while taking in plenty of money, [Read More…]

Pastor Mark Driscoll Teaches Us How To Be His Personal Assistant

Considering how much power he demands to have over his congregation, I’ve heard people compare Pastor Mark Driscoll to a cult leader. I’m starting to believe it, especially with the release of his list of 20 things the person serving directly under him can do to make life easier for him. It includes these gems: [Read More…]