Supreme Court Gives Christian College an Easier Way to Get Out of Providing Emergency Contraception

Remember when we thought the Supreme Court had only allowed an exception to the contraception mandate to closely-held businesses? They were just kidding about that. Wheaton College, an evangelical Christian school in Illinois, already had the ability to avoid offering emergency contraception to employees and students. All they had to do was fill out a [Read More…]

Pseudohistorian David Barton: Senator Harry Reid is an “Atheist Mormon”

We’re all wondering when another member of Congress will follow Pete Stark‘s lead and admit to not believing in God, but who knew there was one right under our noses?

That’s what Christian pseudohistorian David Barton claimed today on his “WallBuilders Live” radio show. He was talking about Mormon Senator Harry Reid‘s support of a bill that would let states regulate the amount of money raised and spent during elections:

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Nigerian Man Put in Mental Hospital for Being an Atheist Finally Released, but Now Faces Death Threats

Mubarak Bala is the Nigerian atheist who was being held in a mental hospital for the “crime” of being an atheist:

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="550"]Mubarak Bala, taking a hospital selfie with a smuggled smartphone[/caption]

You’ll be happy to know that he’s finally been released… but things haven’t gotten any better.

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Colorado Restaurant Has Waitresses Carrying Guns and “Jesus All Over the Place”

If right-wingers were to make a more Second Amendment-y version of a Hooters restaurant, what would it look like?

Guns? Of course. Gotta have those.

Alcohol? Let’s avoid that… for obvious reasons.

Attractive (yet covered-up) waitresses? Check.

Jesus? Somehow, yes.

Based in a town named Rifle? How could anyone resist.

That’s the premise behind Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado:

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Pastor Rick Warren Wants Obama to Let Religious Groups with Federal Contracts Discriminate Against LGBT Americans

Because it wasn’t enough for Hobby Lobby to deprive female employees of comprehensive contraception coverage, Rick Warren and more than a dozen other Protestant and Catholic leaders are now demanding that President Obama give religious companies with federal contracts the ability to discriminate against LGBT employees. Because if the Supreme Court can bend over backwards for Yahweh, so can Obama, right?

It all has to do with an upcoming executive order that Obama said he would sign. The order would ban all federal contractors from discriminating against employees because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Because we don’t know what the order will say, the faith leaders are trying to make sure it doesn’t apply to religious groups. Because Jesus loves to discriminate. (The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which the Senate passed last fall but the do-nothing House hasn’t acted upon, includes the religious exemption.)

The hypocrisy comes through loud and clear in their letter to the President:

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