Listen to Two Christian Pastors Defending Their Multimillion-Dollar Private Jets

After Pastor Creflo Dollar begged his congregation for money so he could buy a $65 million plane, it’s worth asking: why do some Christian preachers need private jets?

Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis answered that question on the Believers Voice of Victory show Tuesday.

It started with Duplantis talking about how God spoke to him during a private flight and said he was letting his faith stagnate. Duplantis, shocked at the charge, said he unbuckled his belt and stood up to talk to God about this.

But before he could tell the rest of that story, Copeland chimed in:

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“Axial Tilt is the Reason for the Season” Billboard Generates (Fake) Controversy in Colorado

A new billboard in Grand Junction, Colorado is apparently “controversial,” though a news report failed to find anyone offended by it.

The digital ad put up by the Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers reads, “Axial tilt is the reason for the season!” and sits near two Christian-owned businesses: Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby.

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Survey: Americans Want Religious Liberty, but Christians Need Protection More Than Muslims

When it comes to religious freedom, more Americans think Christianity needs protection than Jews, Mormons, or Muslims.

That’s according to a new poll from the Associated Press and the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center.

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This Irish Film is About a Young Atheist Who Challenges Religious Authorities

Who needed Star Wars, anyway?

Here’s the movie you really want to see. It’s a (very) short Irish-language film about an eight-year-old atheist who challenges religious authorities and — does it really matter what else? That’s worth the price of a ticket already.

The movie is called Rúbaí:

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What I’m Doing to Make Sure Atheists Have a Voice in the Iowa Caucuses

With fewer than 40 days until the Iowa caucuses, it’s crunch time for voters. Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, neocons, war hawks, and bleeding hearts will come out on a February night to help select the next Presidential nominees from the two major political parties.

If I have anything to do with it, atheists will play an important role on that night.

As a lifelong Iowan, I feel privileged to live in a state where we have the ability to help influence the public discourse and political process. Here’s what I’m doing to maximize the impact atheists might have in our heavily religious state.

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