The Problem with the #CharlieCharlieChallenge

Earlier this week, a really dumb idea became ridiculously popular.

Here’s how the “Charlie Charlie Challenge” works: You get some paper and make a grid with the words “Yes” and “No.” You put pencils on the axes, one atop of another, so they balance. Then you ask Charlie — a supposed Mexican demon with a very not-Mexican name — any question you want.

If the top pencil moves, it means Charlie is answering your question…



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Marco Rubio: LGBT Equality Would Lead to a “Real and Present Danger” for Religion

After decades of vicious attacks on the moral character, mental health, and legal rights of LGBT people, members of the Christian Right find themselves in the position of contemplating a world in which people don’t approve of their views. And it’s terribly discomforting.

Senator Marco Rubio expressed his deep concern over this impending crisis in an interview with David Brody of Christian Broadcasting News.



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“Duggar” is Now a Verb

Courtesy of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution‘s Mike Luckovich:



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Conservative Christian: Racism is Caused by Teaching Evolution

Wanna know why racism is a problem in America?

Alex McFarland, a conservative Christian radio host, has the answer for you:



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Missouri Public School District Sued for Taking Students on a Field Trip to a Christian Ministry

In order to celebrate their hard work preparing for and taking the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests, the eighth-graders at North Middle School in Joplin were taken to a sports complex with a climbing wall and video games earlier this month.

Good times!

Here’s the form the parents had to sign:

That’s a little misleading, though, because the name of the place they went to isn’t “Victory Sports Complex.”

It’s Victory Ministry & Sports Complex. Which — wait for it — is a ministry.

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