Christian Pseudohistorian David Barton: The Founding Fathers Debunked Evolution Long Before Darwin Existed

I guess the next David Barton book to be pulled from a bookstore near you for all of its inaccuracies will focus on science.

According to a speech Barton gave in October, the Founding Fathers were well-versed in the issues of today, including evolution (which everyone apparently knew about in 500 B.C., more than 2300 years before Charles Darwin was born), and they fully rejected it:

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In Dresden, Germany, 17,000 Protest Radical Islam and Unrestricted Immigration

These weekly protests have been growing in size, and are spreading from Dresden to other German cities.

A record 17,000 people have joined the latest in a string of demonstrations against Islam in Dresden, eastern Germany, celebrating the rise of their far-right populist movement by singing Christmas carols. The march on Monday night was organized by Patriotic Europeans Against Islamization of the West [German acronym PEGIDA] — a group that has grown rapidly since its first protest in October.

Among the slogans the protesters carry on placards are “Against religious fanaticism” and “Against religious wars on German soil.”

Most Pegida followers insist they are not Nazis but patriots who worry about the “watering down” of their Christian-rooted culture and traditions.



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Florida’s Satanic Temple Display Was Vandalized by a Self-Described “Catholic Warrior”

Earlier today, The Satanic Temple’s display in the Florida State Capitol Building was vandalized.

Now we know a little more about who did it:



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Senator Cory Booker Gives a Shout-Out to HumanLight, a Humanist Holiday

It’s not every day a sitting U.S. Senator honors a Humanist holiday (one I’m guessing most Humanists don’t even celebrate… or have heard of), but kudos to Cory Booker (D-NJ) for not being afraid to mention it:



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Montgomery (Louisiana) Officials Receive Warning Not to Promote Christianity in Future Holiday Celebrations

Last week, I posted about a peculiar posting on the Facebook page for the town of Montgomery, Louisiana. It was for their annual Christmas celebration and featured a possibly-illegal tagline:

As I asked then: Why is the city not-so-subtly talking about how it’ll make sure this is a Christian celebration? Are non-Christians not allowed to participate in the event? What kind of “Fellowship” are they talking about? And why is the banner image for the celebration a great big Nativity scene?

This was an event better suited for a church, not city hall.

Yesterday, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a warning letter to the mayor and city council members.

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