Pennsylvania School District Spent $64,000 Defending Illegal Ten Commandments Monument

This past August, we learned the fate of a Ten Commandments monument that had been outside Connellsville Junior High East in Pennsylvania since 1957:

[Read more…]

Christian Preacher Says 2016 is When the Tides Will Turn… Which is Also What She Said About 2015

Christian Preacher Cindy Jacobs is a constant source of material for this site. Whether she’s helping a woman grow three inches instantaneously, or turning metal into bone, or blaming the death of blackbirds on the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, she’s full of stories that her gullible followers never seem to challenge her on.

Now there’s evidence that she’s no better than a dollar-store astrologer.

She recently told her audience that, no matter what awful stuff is happening in their lives, it’ll all finally change in 2016:

[Read more…]

Two Muslim Students Caned for Being in “Close Proximity” to Each Other

Two university students were caned outside a mosque in Banda Aceh, Indonesia for the offense of being “seen in close proximity” to each other while not being married.

“Khalwat,” which is the term for Muslims who are unmarried, non-relatives, and of the opposite sex who are in close proximity of each other, is punishable under Sharia law. I couldn’t find the specific measurement of “close proximity,” so your guess is as good as mine.

[Read more…]

Pastors Gone Wild: The Hoverboard Craze Comes to Church

What in God’s name is going on in church these days? It used to be that you’d go to church and listen to your pastor give a really boring sermon while you’d fight to keep your eyes open.

These days you go to church and your pastor is zipping through the congregation on a hoverboard — still giving a really boring sermon.

Now you can’t look away. You begin to question if this level of swagger is an abomination. Is it too flashy? But as you raise an eyebrow, suspicious there’s a danger in upstaging Jesus, your pastor jets past you in a neon blue flash, setting into motion a breeze that tickles your arm hairs like angel whispers. Before coming to a halt at the pulpit, he does a double-360 and receives a standing ovation, “Satan who?! Praise Jesus! This church is AWESOME!”

Okay, so this probably isn’t your church, and not just because you’re atheists.

But here are three churches that have made the hoverboard dream a reality:

[Read more…]

BuzzFeed’s “I’m An Atheist, But I’m Not…” Statements Should Be Obvious to Most Viewers

A BuzzFeed video called “I’m An Atheist, But I’m Not…” is already generating tons of views (and comments). It features several atheists responding to the most frequent stereotypes leveled against us:

[Read more…]