A Guide to the Sovereign Grace Ministries Scandal and the End of New Calvinism

You may think this is just another Christian Sex Abuse Scandal™ and skip over the story altogether, but the fallout within Sovereign Grace Ministries is still having a ripple effect in large parts of the Christian world and it’s worth taking a closer look at what happened.

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Once Again, Judges Throw Out Atheists’ Lawsuit That Would Have Removed ‘In God We Trust’ from U.S. Currency

Last year, Michael Newdow, the atheist who took his case to remove “Under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Supreme Court nearly a decade ago, filed a complaint in a New York district court in order to remove “In God We Trust” from U.S. currency:

The plaintiffs included Newdow, his mother, the New York City Atheists, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, several families (with children), while the defendants included the U.S. Congress and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.

At the time, I wrote that I didn’t think anyone would really take the complaint seriously, legal arguments notwithstanding, especially after seeing the list of “damages” incurred by the plaintiffs:

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Anti-Gay Christian Group: “Refuse to Accept Mail… if it is Postmarked with the Harvey Milk Stamp”

Christian hate groups complain whenever they’re referred to as hate groups. But when you see how the American Family Association is responding to the postage stamp honor assassinated gay politician Harvey Milk, it’s hard to avoid that label:

According to a press release from the AFA, here’s how Christians should handle the matter (emphasis theirs):

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Son of Pastor Who Died from Snake Bite Nearly Dies from Snake Bite

What’s that old saying… Once bitten, twice shy?

Cody Coots (below) never got the memo.

Even though his snake-handling father Pastor Jamie Coots died from a rattlesnake bite earlier this year, the younger Coots said at the time that if he were bitten, he would just send the paramedics away as his dad did.

Yesterday, that claim was tested:

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God is into Voyeurism

Mrs. Betty Bowers offers the most awkward commencement address yet, informing us that God is always watching.


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