“Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins” Sign Isn’t Religious, Says Mayor of Texas Town

If you were to drive into Hawkins, Texas, you’ll be greeted by this 18-foot-wide sign saying “JESUS welcomes you to Hawkins”:

For some reason, this sign has been around since 2011, when Mayor Will Rogers requested that it be put up. But now that the Freedom From Religion Foundation is pointing out its illegality, we’re starting to hear the ridiculous arguments for why it should remain up:

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Transhumanist Party Presidential Candidate Wants Atheists to Be Exempt from Airport Security Checks

Zoltan Istvan is running for U.S. President as leader of the Transhumanist Party.

In other words, he’ll get as many votes as you will.

But in the process, he’s using his candidacy to spread ideas to anyone who’ll listen.

Like this one:

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Christian Couple: If Australia Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage, We’re Getting Divorced!

One of the arguments the pro-LGBT-rights side often makes is that marriage equality hurts nobody. After all, if a gay couple gets married, how would that affect someone else’s straight marriage?

Well, Australians Nick and Sarah Jensen have a response to that: If gay marriage is legalized in their country, they’re getting a divorce after ten years together. So there.



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Rick Santorum Questions the Pope’s Use of His Moral Authority to Address Climate Change

Rick Santorum recently made some eyebrow-raising comments about how the Pope should leave science to the scientists with regards to climate change. It was strange not only because those words were coming from Rick Santorum (who is both a climate change denier and a Creationist), but also because he was criticizing Pope Francis for embracing the scientific consensus on the issue.

This incongruity did not escape Fox News host Chris Wallace, who raised the issue during an interview this past weekend with the presidential hopeful:



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Rick Santorum Draws Tiny Crowd at Iowa Campaign Stop

If the Rings of Power were running for office, they’d get a better showing than Rick Santorum did at a recent campaign stop — because the One Ring would at least guarantee the presence of both Sméagol and Gollum. Santorum, by contrast, showed up to find himself greeted by the head of the Audubon County Republican Party.

Just the head of the local party, as it happens.

Peggy Toft, group chair, was the only one waiting for Santorum at the campaign stop in Hamlin, Iowa. (Which, if you’re looking for a silver lining, is still far from the most embarrassing thing that shows up when you Google Santorum’s name.)



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