The People Who Are Most Militant About Using Up Fossil Fuels…

Thanks, Ricky!

It seems to be true, particularly in middle America, that those most militant about using up fossil fuels, don't actually believe in fossils

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Rep. Rush Holt Speaks at the Secular Coalition for America’s Lobby Day Event

At the Secular Coalition for America’s Lobby Day last week, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) was one of the featured speakers and video of his talk is now online:

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Nine Red Flags in Relationships Between Atheists and Believers

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses 9 red flags in relationships between atheists and believers:

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March for Marriage and the Presbyterians: Contrasting Religious Responses to Same-Sex Marriage

Here’s two diametrically opposed religious responses to the growing consensus in favor of same-sex marriage rights.

On the one more predictable side, we have last week’s March for Marriage at the Capitol. Rick Santorum was there, of course, because what else does he have to do? Heather Adams at Religion News Service reports:

Faced with a string of losses in the court and a rapid shift in public opinion in favor of gay marriage, planners of Thursday’s rally aimed to show lawmakers — and especially courts — that they will not give up without a fight.

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Pastor Serving Jail Time for Raping an Underage Girl Now Wants a Reduced Sentence Because He Says It Was Her Fault

Three guesses what happened to the Christian youth groupie girl who said the following:

“I was raised by my parents and teachers to trust and obey my pastor. He was a celebrity to me, a father figure and a man of God. As my pastor, I sought guidance and counseling from (Schaap) when I was in need of help.”

You guessed correctly. Jack Schaap (above), pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hammond (Indiana), got high on power, seduced the 16-year-old, and defended his “relationship to” (grooming and rape of) the girl in a court of law.

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