Rapper Macklemore Promotes Church/State Separation in New Video

Americans United for Separation of Church and State is on a roll. First, they put out a hilarious music video featuring Jordan Peele and Jane Lynch… and now, they got rapper Macklemore to speak out in support of church/state separation:

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Jesus is the Real Man of Steel

Of all the ways to market a major movie, this has to be at the bottom of the list:

Warner Bros. and MinistryResources.org have partnered to create a website which contains “Man of Steel” resources for Christian priests, pastors and ministers.

Yep: They’ve pre-written a sermon (PDF) for pastors to use in church, comparing Superman to Jesus. The superhero created by the sons of Jewish immigrants is being used to market Jesus.

Seriously.

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‘Nowhere to Run’: A Rap Song with a Pro-Atheist Message

Last year, hip-hop singer Toby Ganger released an EP full of pro-atheist themes called “Evolutionary.”

More recently, Ganger released a sequel, aptly titled “Evolutionary 2,” and since I didn’t share it when it came out, I wanted to share one of the tracks with you now. The song “Nowhere to Run” is all about breaking the bonds religion and challenging religious ideas openly:

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Atheist Rapper Ensomniak’s Latest Song: ‘Parable’

Atheist rapper Ensomniak is back with his latest song! (You can hear his others here, here, and here.)

The song is called “Parable” and it tells the story of a man who gets a little too wrapped up in the words of the Bible:

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Even Though the Scenes Were Eventually Cut, Penn Jillette Tried to Get Atheist Donors on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice

After the All-Star Celebrity Apprentice finale aired last week, the conversation on this site was about how eventual winner Trace Adkins called runner-up Penn Jillette the “most ethical atheist I’ve ever met” and how that wasn’t really a compliment.

It turns out Penn tried really hard to get positive atheism on the air — multiple times — only to have his efforts squashed by the editing crew. It’s not that he’s mad or upset about that — most of what happens on any “reality” show gets cut and speaking about atheism positively might stir up a different kind of controversy than the kind the producers want to see — and Penn hasn’t spoken out about his behind-the-scenes efforts.

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