Miss California Speaks at Christian College

It’s two of your favorite things in one place: Liberty University and Miss California Carrie Prejean. Prejean talks about her “persecution” at the 3:10 mark: I liked how she says she’s not sure if the whole Perez Hilton question was a setup… Then later says she had to choose his name from a jar. That’s [Read More...]

Ted Haggard Speaks at a Church About His Gay Affair

Today morning, Pastor Ted Haggard will be speaking publicly about his dalliances with gay male escort, Mike Jones. It’s the first time he’s speaking in front of a crowd about his scandal (though a documentary about him did air on HBO earlier this year). He’ll be speaking at Elevation Church in North Carolina: Young pastor [Read More...]

Same-Sex Marriage Bill Is Going to Destroy Everything, Says Conservative Christian Group

Check out this ad (PDF) that the Family Institute of Connecticut (FIC) placed in the Connecticut Post (click for larger image) a few days ago: It reads: You’re Cordially Invited To Witness Your Rights Being Taken Away We wish to inform you that: Same-Sex Marriage Bill 899 will deny citizens their religious rights. Schools that [Read More...]

Can a (Mostly) Silent Protest Work?

Recently, Iowa State University’s Atheist and Agnostic Society heard that a certain Christian preacher, Tom Short, was visiting their campus. Short is one of those guys who thinks everyone who doesn’t believe exactly what he does is doomed. Listening doesn’t appear to be one of his strengths. So what is an atheist group to do? [Read More...]

Nate Phelps Speaks About His Family

Nate Phelps, a son of infamous homophobe Fred Phelps, spoke at the recent American Atheists convention. A transcript of his talk is now online. At the age of 7, I could recite all 66 books of the Bible in 19 seconds. My father insisted on this because he was frustrated at waiting as his children [Read More...]