Number Crunching: Church Abuse Reports

According to the Associated Press, here are some church abuse statistics that should frighten everyone: Three companies that insure the majority of Protestant churches in America say they typically receive upward of 260 reports each year of people under 18 being sexually abused by clergy, church staff, volunteers or congregation members. That’s an underestimate, since [Read More...]

Christians Won Court Case; Now Upset About Aftermath

Ed Brayton gives you the backstory about what’s happening in the Albemarle School District in Virginia: … Most schools have a system for sending home flyers to parents informing them of school events. Most schools also allow outside groups, like the Scouts or the YMCA, use that system to get the word out about summer [Read More...]

Stephanie Rosen: Jew

If you’re offended, blame Reed. That’s by a Canadian comedy troupe called Picnicface, by the way. It’s been a while since I saw a really funny cartoon/video/whatever ripping on atheism. There must be some good stuff out there. If you know of something, please send me a link! We’re equal opportunity offenders here. [tags]Stephanie Rosen, [Read More...]

Newt Gingrich’s Birthday is Coming!

Right, I know. Who cares. But I did enjoy this email from the Secular Coalition for America. On Sunday, June 17th, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will celebrate his 64th birthday. This is the man who claims that “our inalienable rights come from God,” who lambastes the courts for not following “the culture [Read More...]

Joel Osteen Wasn’t Like This…

The list of “The Top 10 Craziest TV Preachers” (with video) is now at The top three can be found here. Personally, you’ll get your fix if you watch numbers 2, 3, 5, 7, 9. Actually, #9 is going to give me nightmares for weeks. Don’t watch that one. [tags]atheist, atheism, preacher, pastor, church, [Read More...]