Catholic Hospital Receptionist Allegedly Tells Couple That Atheists Should Not Be Allowed to Reproduce

Reddit0r chuckyourface says he was in for a surprise when he took his wife to the hospital for some tests the other day.

At the check-in desk,

The lady asked [her] all the usual questions including “Do you have a religious preference?” She answered no, because she really has no preference. She doesn’t identify as atheist or anything else, because it’s all too stupid basically. So I asked the receptionist, “If she says ‘no preference,’ does that mean the hospital gets to pick?,” and she said she just clicked ‘no preference.’

That should have been the end of the conversation, but she went on to say in all her time doing this, she’s had two people claim [to be an] atheist. One was a typical punk teenager with black eye-liner, and just didn’t know any better. The other really surprised her though because she was a sweet lady and had two cute kids with her. “How can she say atheist in front of these kids?! You shouldn’t be allowed to reproduce if that’s how you feel. That’s just my opinion.



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Australian Journalist Asks About Ken Ham: ‘How Did He Get Out?’

A few days ago, we saw the Secular Coalition of Australia (SECOA) issue a tongue-in-cheek press release apologizing for Ken Ham in advance of his debate against Bill Nye the Science Guy.

But I don’t think John Birmingham, writing on his Brisbane Times blog, is joking in his apology to the state of Kentucky titled “For God’s sake, how did he get out?“:



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An Open Letter To Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — a Young Stranger, Six Thousand Miles and a Dozen Years Away

First he fires a semi-automatic weapon, then he tells us who the bullets are for. For infidels. Insha’Allah.

Imagine this beautiful four-year-old kid, unsoiled by adult hatred and indoctrination, on a playground in Beirut or Amsterdam or New York. Imagine him drenched in late-afternoon sunlight, and in the easy, near-inexhaustible love of parents and siblings whose thoughts are free of revenge, rancor, and rage. Think of what he could accomplish, down the line, with his friendly demeanor, his engaging smile, and his bright mind.

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Todd Starnes of Fox News Lies Again: A School Did Not Cancel ‘Merica Monday’ Because It Would Offend Non-Americans

Fox News’ Todd Starnes has a nasty habit of parroting every story of Christian persecution he hears… even if there’s no truth to them.

He was on a roll in December, writing about a Georgia school that confiscated Christian cards (even though they didn’t) and a Texas school that banned Christmas trees (even though they didn’t).

Starnes is back in top form now, writing about Fort Collins High School in Colorado because administrators supposedly decided to cancel a spirit day honoring America because they didn’t want to offend non-Americans:

The student council at Fort Collins High School had proposed having a day to celebrate the United States during next week’s Winter Spirit Week. The young people pitched “’Merica Monday” and invited their classmates to dress in patriotic colors. Their proposal was promptly shot down by administrators.

“They said they didn’t want to be exclusive to any other country,” a 17-year-old member of the student council told me.

The irony, said the students, is that they are required to participate in Cinco de Mayo celebrations. One member of the student council pointed out the hypocrisy — and noted that students were not being forced to dress in red, white and blue for “’Merica Day.”

“We were confused why we couldn’t do one day that was for America,” the student told me.

Of course, the reality of the situation is that Starnes chose to ignore the school’s side of the story because it didn’t fit into his jingoistic narrative.

Here’s what really happened.



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Bye Bye Ballew: Baby Messiah Dropkicks Biased Christian Judge From the Bench

Messiah is in the Top 400 most popular baby names for boys in the United States. Strange, but no stranger than Hispanic couples calling their child Jesús. No skin off my back, I guess.

But “Messiah” (below, via WBIR) gave Tennessee resident Lu Ann Ballew, a Child Support Magistrate, conniption fits. Last summer, she took it upon herself to order parents who’d given the name Messiah to their newborn son to change it.



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