Megachurch Pastor Uses Drone Imagery to Convince People to Come to Church

If you were to make a list of the problems with religion, topping that list might be its involvement in wars, both real and cultural. Religion can be used as a weapon to marginalize different groups of people (like the LGBT community) and we’ve all seen the physical destruction devout faith can cause in different parts of the world.

So if you wanted to convince people to come to your church, using a war metaphor would be a pretty horrible way to do it.

But that’s what Fellowship Church Pastor Ed Young has done. The man who owns a personal jet and asked his congregation to give him direct access to their bank accounts created a movie trailer for his recent sermon series making the connection between God and a weapon of war:



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There’s No Reason Public High Schools Need Chaplains for the Football Team

While we’re on the subject of Christians who think they can get away with breaking the law, what’s with all these pastors who think they can double as chaplains of the local public high school football team?

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent letters earlier this year to schools in Florida’s Orange and Seminole counties warning them about that problem (among several other issues). The districts are finally getting around to tellings coaches they can’t have team chaplains and the pastors are not taking the news well:

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Rick Santorum Wrongly Thinks Students “Can’t Pray in School”

In an interview with the website Vocativ, former presidential hopeful Rick Santorum explained (again) that he really doesn’t understand the causes he fights so vehemently against:



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People Are Seriously Defending Public School Plaques Given “in the Name of the Holy Christian Church”

If you visited Mountain Peak Elementary School or Longbranch Elementary School in Midlothian, Texas last year, you would’ve seen this plaque hanging near the entrances:



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After Religious Convocation in Mississippi School District, Officials Promise a Secular Ceremony Next Year

A few days ago, I wrote about how the Jackson Public School District in Mississippi had held a mandatory, three-hour-long convocation for all faculty members that included plenty of nods to Jesus.

You would have never guessed it looking at the properly bland event description on the district’s website:



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