In Court, Christian Parents Claim a Biblical Right to Spank Their Foster Children

Gregory and Melanie Magazu have three kids, including a newborn, but they really want to adopt more. They feel that if they’re able to provide a home for foster children, it’s something they have to do. And I admire any couple willing to open up their homes like that.

The problem is that their Christian faith requires them to hit their children.

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Ken Ham: If Evolution Says Humans Are Animals, Why Bother Worrying About Climate Change?

Creationist Ken Ham is known for his evolution denial… he’s less well known for his climate change conspiracy theories.

In short, he doesn’t believe humans contribute to climate change because the Bible says so.

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Yet Another Compilation of Christopher Hitchens’ Best Comebacks

This is yet another compilation of Christopher Hitchens‘ best arguments and combacks.

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Megareverend John Oliver Has Shut Down His Money-Making Church

Nearly a month after creating Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption church as a way to exploit faith-based fraud, and after asking for more money via a wonderful personal letter, John Oliver has decided to shut it down for good.

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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 72: Leah Vincent, Former Ultra-Orthodox Jew

Our latest podcast guest is Leah Vincent, a former Orthodox Jew and the author of Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood.

Vincent is the first person in her family to attend college and she earned her Masters degree in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

We spoke with her about life growing up in the culture, what fundamentalist faiths have in common, and what she plans to teach her daughter about her religious background.

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