Fundamentalist Christian Pastor on Women’s Roles: ‘No, My Wife Does Not Have Equal Rights’

Suppose you’re doing an interview and the host asked you these questions:

  • Would you be horrified if your wife told you she wanted to begin a career as a teacher?
  • Do you expect sex from your wife whenever you want it?
  • What do you think about women who wear clothing that makes them feel attractive?

Think of how you’d answer those questions… and then listen to Pastor Steven Anderson respond in all the opposite ways during this interview with an Irish radio show host:



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The Overt Christianity on Clemson University’s Football Team

In September of 2012, Jeff Scott, an assistant coach for Clemson University’s football team, tweeted a picture of a player getting baptized, surrounded by his teammates:

Considering this tweet came from a coach’s Twitter account, showed players in their uniforms, and seemed to take place on a school-owned practice field, you could make a strong case for how it was inappropriate.

Now, there’s evidence — lots of it — that this wasn’t just some one-off event. In fact, Clemson football is virtually intertwined with the promotion of Christianity and the Freedom From Religion Foundation has the details to prove it.

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Virginia Delegate Who Claimed Disabled Children Are God’s Punishment for Abortion Is Running For Congress

Many politicians aren’t above tailoring their opinions to suit what people want to hear, sometimes zigging this way for one specific audience and then zagging for another. Take Bob Marshall, a Virginia GOP delegate now running for Congress. We previously featured Marshall on this blog in 2010, after he said this when he opposed funding Planned Parenthood:

“The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children. In the Old Testament, the first born of every being, animal and man, was dedicated to the Lord. There’s a special punishment, Christians would suggest.”

So, simply put, disabled children are God’s way to punish women who had an abortion.

When the heat of subsequent news stories made Marshall a little uncomfortable, he tried to weasel his way out by denying what he’d said:

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New Survey Says Only Half of Millennials Look to Religion for Guidance While More Than a Third Don’t Talk to God

According to a new survey from the Integrated Innovation Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, nearly half of Millennials say they don’t look to religion for guidance and more than a third say that they don’t talk to God:

Unbelievably numbers — and more evidence that younger people are losing their faith:

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Did You Miss the First Episode of ‘Your Inner Fish’? You Can Now Watch It Online

Earlier this week, PBS aired the first of three episodes of the documentary series “Your Inner Fish,” based off of paleontologist/evolutionary biologist Neil Shubin‘s book of the same name:



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