In Oregon, City Officials See Resistance to an “In God We Trust” Display

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 Distribution of Megachurches Throughout the United States

There are more than 1,600 megachurches in the United States (usually defined as having more than 2,000 attendees each week) and datajournalist Jishai Evers shows you their distribution in the following image:

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A Public Radio Station Aired an Awful Story About the Supposed Power of Psychic Detectives

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.

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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 KingRep. Trent FranksRep. Louie GohmertRep. Tim HuelskampMike HuckabeeDavid BartonJames DobsonPhyllis SchlaflyScott LivelyAlveda King, and John Stemberger.

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The Problem with Christianity is That Too Many People Think Pastors Like This Guy Are Speaking the Truth

It’s not really newsworthy anymore when a Christian pastor goes on an anti-gay rant.

But when Pastor Jim Veitch of the Bible Truth Baptist Church in Georgia bashes homosexuality, San Francisco, public schools, Hollywood, the media, and the Boy Scouts — all in under two minutes — it’s hard to take your eyes off of it…

You may want to turn down the volume for this one:

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