Christian Crusader Explains How, in His Future Theocracy, Dissenters Will Be Put to Death

Theodore Shoebat, a Christian extremist who’s on a perpetual crusade in his mind, just published a video in which he describes his future Christian society.

All you need to know about it is that anyone who speaks out against Christianity in that world will be put to death.



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Lax Email Policy in School District Leads to Dueling Christian/Atheist Messages Sent to Parents

Earlier this week, Focus on the Family sponsored a completely unnecessary “Bring Your Bible to School Day,” unnecessary because no one was ever preventing that from happening. But something’s gotta feed the persecution complex, so there you go.

For some reason, though, the event was advertised by the Folsom Cordova Unified School District (California) to all 20,000 parents in the system through a third-party email service.



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The Hypocrisy of “Progressive” Catholics

I was raised in the Catholic Church. It’s an experience I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

There’s nothing like being told as a ten-year-old that you’re going to hell because your parents don’t take you to Mass every Sunday. It’s a blast going to college and realizing your socialized worldview is inherently toxic. It’s a riot hearing friends deemed as sinners tearfully detail the abuse they suffered at the hands of their church and its community.

What fun.

I’ve been a lapsed Catholic for a long time, but for years, I clung to this idea that not all Catholics were bad. Most I knew qualified as what’s referred to as “cafeteria Catholics” — clinging to traditions that brought them peace while choosing not to believe some of the Church’s more offensive tenets. I’m sure those justifications make them feel better about claiming their Catholicism. It made me feel better not having to stand at odds with family and friends. I called it tolerance.

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Why Are Choirs in the Portland Public Schools Performing at a Catholic Shrine?

Students in the Portland Public Schools (Oregon) perform at The Grotto every year during the Festival of Lights that takes place during December. But that’s coming to an end this year after the Freedom From Religion Foundation pointed out The Grotto is essentially an arm of the Catholic Church. It’s hardly a secular event.



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ESPN’s Outside the Lines Discusses Arian Foster’s Atheism

Yesterday, ESPN’s Outside the Lines focused on NFL star Arian Foster and his atheism. While most of the segment was a recap of the story by ESPN The Magazine‘s Tim Keown, you may want to check out the conversation starting at the 1:20 timestamp about Foster’s college days. Foster, while at Tennessee, didn’t want to attend team-building exercises at churches, and he felt it hurt his standing on the team.



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