Despite Warning, Gideons Reps Illegally Hand Out Bibles at Georgia Elementary School

In September of 2012, representatives from Gideons International came to White Elementary School in Georgia during the school day and distributed bibles to students who wanted them. The principal even announced the distribution to students.

All of this is illegal and the Freedom From Religion Foundation said as much to Superintendent John F. Harper of the Bartow County School System, and he assured them it would never happen again. More importantly, he said:

… “any future practice will be reviewed carefully” and that “No principal, teacher or any other school official will encourage a student in Bartow County School System to accept a Gideon Bible in the future.”

You know why I’m bringing this up.

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Pastor Steven Anderson Lied to a Holocaust Survivor and Duped Him Into Appearing in an Anti-Semitic Film

Pastor Steven Anderson, when he’s not explaining why gay people need to be executed, is working on a film called Marching to Zion, which is all about how Jews aren’t God’s “chosen people” (because Christians are) and how the “modern-day nation of Israel… is a complete fraud.”

And to prove his point, he spoke with four Jewish rabbis who supposedly make his points for him!

Just one problem.

One of those rabbis says he was duped into participating in the film and is now threatening legal action.



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Mississippi Pastor Puts a Wedding Dress on a Horse to Protest Gay Marriage (Because He’s a Neigh-Sayer)

Rev. Edward James of Bertha Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi is gliding swiftly down a slippery slope. In order to protest gay marriage rights, he stood in front of the courthouse downtown… next to a horse in a wedding dress.

This is how bigots think.



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Ken Ham’s Latest Video Shows He Still Doesn’t Get Why His Ark Park Isn’t Getting a Tax Rebate

Following the rejection of his Ark Park’s tax rebates, potentially costing him more than $18,000,000, Ken Ham released a video yesterday commenting on the setback.

In the video, Ham is in his element: Misrepresenting his ideological opponents and showcasing his own ignorance.



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Wisconsin Priest Who Accused Atheists of Shunning Beauty, Fun, and Civic-Mindedness Is Cited For Indecent Proposal

Two years ago, Monsignor Bernard McGarty was driving by a festive display of holiday lights in his hometown of La Crosse, Wisconsin, enjoying Christmas carols on the radio, when a thought struck him: How dismal and cheerless La Crosse would be if the town had embraced atheism rather than Christianity!

So, oblivious to the fact that winter solstice celebrations — with lights! — predated Christmas by probably a couple of millennia, Father McGarty soon penned an editorial for the local newspaper that revealed how it’s unlikely that he personally knows any atheists. Consider: If La Crosse had been founded and populated by atheists, McGarty claimed,

The symphony would not have a theater with perfect acoustics, such as the house provided by the Franciscan Sisters. If the symphony were to play in a less august space, any of the religious music of Mendelssohn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Bach, Bizet and Verdi would be offensive to atheist ears. … At Passover, Holy Week and then Easter, no hearing Handel’s “Messiah,” celebrating resurrection. The “Messiah” lifts me off my feet. I soar as I hear it. Does atheism produce any comparable composition celebrating nothingness? By their fruits you shall know them.

There would be no YWCA, no YMCA providing a swimming pool, gymnasium, weight room and other programs. Are atheists getting a free ride on we believers?



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