Our latest podcast guest is Linda LaScola, co-author of the book Caught in the Pulpit: Leaving Belief Behind, which will soon be re-released with several updates and additions. LaScola is a research consultant perhaps best known for her work with philosopher Daniel Dennett in which they speak with pastors who may secretly be atheists. (You [Read More…]
Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 41: Linda LaScola, Co-Author of Caught in the Pulpit: Leaving Belief Behind
I’ve been seeing more stories lately about local city councils voting to put up “In God We Trust” plaques in their buildings. There’s no much we can do about it. All they have to do is say “It’s the country’s motto!” and the argument that it advances religion becomes moot, even if that’s entirely accurate. [Read More…]
The Faith Middleton Show, which airs on Connecticut’s WNPR among other places, recently aired an episode about psychic detectives.
If this were a ten-second piece that said “It’s all bullshit,” no problem.
If it were a piece exploring why people take them seriously, I’d understand that, too.
Turns out it was basically an hour-long infomercial for a group called Find Me, which uses “talented psychics” to help discover missing persons.
Christian Director To Release Light Wins, a Documentary Showing That Gay Activists Are Criminalizing Christianity
In 2010, radio host and activist Janet Porter, who heads Faith2Action, lost her regular spot on VCY America, a conservative Christian broadcasting network. VCY management decided that Porter, who had been drifting toward Dominionism (the idea that “Christians alone are Biblically mandated to occupy all secular institutions until Christ returns”) was getting a little too extreme in her beliefs. In other words, Porter was seen as a growing embarrassment by a broadcaster whose own website touts, on its home page, the Ken Ham Classics Box Set.
Naturally, getting dropped by VCY didn’t stop Porter from spreading the word of the Lord. Where did she go? Well, she’s been spending a bit of time roaming through the nighttime woods, with nothing but a lantern and a video crew, to complain about the gayifying of America. I’m really not making that up. Watch the trailer she just released of her upcoming documentary Light Wins: How To Overcome The Criminalization Of Christianity.
Speaking of light, the film also features such luminaries as Rep. Steve King, Rep. Trent Franks, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Mike Huckabee, David Barton, James Dobson, Phyllis Schlafly, Scott Lively, Alveda King, and John Stemberger.