Redwood City (CA) Officials Halt Invocations After Pastor Speaks Out Against Abortion and Homosexuality

The Redwood City (California) City Council has temporarily halted invocations at meetings.

Was it because they got a warning letter from a church/state separation group, or because a Satanist wanted to be included in the invocation rotation? Nope! It’s because a Christian pastor decided to use his time to give a sermon on homosexuality and abortion… to people who live a stone’s throw from San Francisco.



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Florida County Uses $30,000 of Taxpayer Money to Fund Gospel Concert in Local Church

Last month, the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners (in Florida) voted to spend $30,000 on a local concert.

Sounds perfectly fine until you realize it’s a gospel concert, it takes place in a local church, and the church’s pastor is the brother of one of the commissioners.



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Christian Pastor: If Atheists Quote the Bible, They Must Believe It To Be True

Dr. John Pearrell (below), pastor of Gateway Community Church in Covington, Georgia, is one of those guys who’s never spoken to an atheist but totally knows they make no sense. His ignorance is evident, paragraph after paragraph, in a piece he wrote for the Rockdale Citizen:



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New York Store Owner Says He Won’t Sell Guns to Muslims… Somehow

In a now-deleted Facebook post, the owner of JJ’s Sporting Goods in Saint Johnsville, New York said he would no longer sell weapons to Muslims:



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Camille Paglia Calls Prominent Atheists “Juvenile” and Christopher Hitchens “Weak” in Salon Interview

Camille Paglia, dissident feminist and social critic, has finally driven a stake into the heart of her relevancy, and I’m not just saying that because I disagree with her.

In her latest interview on Salon, I find plenty of points we agree on… only to see, a few syllables away, a statement that is an utter betrayal of what I expect from a thinking person. She has achieved a perfect blend of a Libertarian version of Ann Coulter, boldly disagreeing for disagreement’s sake, with a twist of Stuart Smalley, had he been an egomaniac: “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone-it, I like myself so much I don’t care if other people like me. Oh, and I was an atheist before it was cool.”



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