Iowa Governor Signs Proclamation Inviting All Iowans to Turn from Their Wicked Ways and Embrace Christianity

This past week, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed a proclamation that calls on all Iowans to embrace Christianity according to a specific Bible verse:

The proclamation was suggested by a Christian group called “Prayer 7-14-14,” which references the date they plan to celebrate the Bible verse 2 Chronicles 7:14, where God states,

if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

(Incidentally, 2 Chronicles 7:5 involves the gruesome slaughter of 142,000 animals, and 2 Chronicles 7:19-22 involves God telling us how he’s going to destroy a temple if people don’t embrace him… but, you know, Free Will something something. Let’s just ignore all that and focus on the single passage.)

This proclamation was for Jesus Followers, by Jesus Followers. And if you don’t follow Jesus, well, you damn well better start. Just look at the requesting group’s website if you dare… it tells you how, for the sake of our nation, we must come together to honor the Christian God.

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500 Years After the Inquisition, Spanish Village Called ‘Kill the Jews’ Will Be Changing its Name — Maybe

Centuries ago, there was a village in the Spanish countryside by the name of Castrillo Mota de Judíos, which means “Castrillo Jews’ Hill.” During the Inquisition, the hamlet was rebaptized Castrillo Matajudíos, or “Castrillo Kill the Jews.” Now, the 60 families who live there will decide together whether the slightly offensive current name will be restored to the less upsetting original.

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If You Want Evidence of God’s Hypocrisy, Just Look to the Bible

In one of his best videos yet, DarkMatters2525 explores God’s double standards:

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An Atheist Rock Song by Burn the Rez

Here’s something we don’t hear every day: A rock song about atheism.

The band is Rhode-Island based Burn The Rez and the song is called “Dark Age“:

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Fundamentalist Christian Pastor on Women’s Roles: ‘No, My Wife Does Not Have Equal Rights’

Suppose you’re doing an interview and the host asked you these questions:

  • Would you be horrified if your wife told you she wanted to begin a career as a teacher?
  • Do you expect sex from your wife whenever you want it?
  • What do you think about women who wear clothing that makes them feel attractive?

Think of how you’d answer those questions… and then listen to Pastor Steven Anderson respond in all the opposite ways during this interview with an Irish radio show host:

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