New Orleans Pastor Used Large Chunk of $250,000 Katrina Relief Money to Help Himself

I’ll set you up: A church near New Orleans was given $250,000 to help build “low-income housing for recovering addicts.” Take a wiiiiiild guess how this story ends. Yep! You’re right. Not all the money was used for the intended purpose! In fact, most of it went right back into the church itself. And into [Read More...]

Karnataka Official: Indian Children Must Read Bhagavad Gita in the Classroom

Looks like forced religion in public schools is a problem in India, too: Karnataka education minister Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri has said that it the duty of every Indian to respect sacred Hindu text, Bhagavad Gita, else they should leave the country. “The Bhagavad Gita is like the Sun. I think that it is the duty [Read More...]

Oklahoma Governor Wants Citizens to Do a Raindance

Ok, my headline isn’t accurate, but the reality of the situation is equally ridiculous. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin asked citizens to pray for rain yesterday — because, as the science books teach us, rain only falls if you ask God nicely. “I encourage Oklahomans of all faiths to join me this Sunday in offering their [Read More...]

Georgia Begins License Plate Design Revote

After Georgia state administrators screwed up the online voting for a new license plate by “tagging” a few of them with the phrase “In God We Trust,” they’ve released details about a revote (PDF): The Department of Revenue announced today it will reopen its online 2011 Georgia License Plate Design Contest for a revote by [Read More...]

Georgia To Revote on License Plates Because of ‘In God We Trust’ Kerfuffle

Quick recap of the Georgia license plate story: 1) Georgia wanted people to vote online for the next state license plate. There were 8 options to choose from. 2) Three of them had “In God We Trust” written on the bottom… (Images aren’t working on this link) 3) State officials told the media that IGWT [Read More...]