Tennessee Supreme Court Hears Case of Mother Who Tried (and Failed) to Heal Her Daughter’s Cancer with Prayer

In early 2002, a doctor told 15-year-old Jessica Crank she needed to go to an emergency room because of what was later diagnosed as Ewing’s Sarcoma, a cancerous bone tumor. Instead of doing that, her mother Jacqueline Crank turned to Jesus instead.

Jessica died later that year.

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Militant Atheist: A Misnomer If Ever There Was One

We know the phrase “militant atheist” is almost always an oxymoron. The people bestowed with that title tend to be authors, debaters, and thinkers rather than dictators or murderers.

Nick Cohen, writing for The Observer, takes a much-appreciated swipe against the “intellectuals” who seriously uses that phrase, calling it a “phantom menace”:



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An Article on Charisma News’ Website Calls for Conversion, Deportation, Sterilization, and Death of Muslims

When charges of “Islamophobia” are leveled against atheists, it almost always involves their criticism of Islam, not Muslims. For that reason, I find that charge unfair and a way to deflect from discussing any justified problems with the faith itself. More importantly, when atheists do condemn the actions of some Muslims, they’re very clear about the fact that they’re only speaking about the extremists.

But if you want to see what Islamophobia really looks like, check out Rev. Gary Cass‘ disturbing piece at Charisma News titled “Why I Am Absolutely Islamaphobic” (sic). Cass, the president and CEO of DefendChristians.org, is a guy who’s going after Muslims and not Islam. And there’s little (if any) nuance between the handful of extremists and everybody else.

Cass acts like every Muslim is a member of ISIS — or will eventually be — and he proposes three ways of dealing with them:

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So You’ve Left Islam… What Next?

Imtiaz Shams used to be a Muslim. He’s not anymore, and now he wants to help others who have left Islam but don’t quite know where to go from there.

In the third video of his trilogy, he focuses on what to do after you’ve moved on from Islam:



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Catholic League’s Bill Donohue Worried That Gays at St. Patrick’s Day Parade “Can’t Keep Their Pants On”

For the first time ever, an LGBT group (yes, only one) will be allowed to march openly in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade. And Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York and an Irish-American with a long track record of opposing LGBT equality, is the grand marshal.

But that’s not the funny part here. Dolan is surprisingly on board with the parade allowing LGBT people; other Catholics, however, had comically panicked reactions.

The most hilarious of these came from Catholic League president Bill Donohue (below, left), who essentially told journalist Michelangelo Signorile that he’s afraid of gays masturbating publicly during the parade.



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