Pastor Featured in the Movie “Fight Church” Accused of Sexual Abuse

Last month, I posted a trailer about an upcoming movie called Fight Church about a church that incorporates mixed martial arts into its ministry:

It turns out the pastor at the center of the film, Paul Burress of Victory Church, has been accused multiple times of sexual abuse. Brent Brookhouse of Bloody Elbow has been looking into this story for weeks now and has posted emails and conversations with most of the key players:

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Any Law May Be Broken With Impunity By People of Faith, Implies GOP Senate Candidate

On Tuesday night, Republican Ben Sasse of Nebraska won his party’s nomination to the Senate, in part on the strength of his (you’ll never guess…) religious convictions. It doesn’t take more than ten seconds to assess what kind of candidate Sasse is. His website says, about religious freedom,

We live in a country where the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Catholic nuns, must sue the government in order to continue caring for the sick and elderly poor. That’s outrageous.



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Biblical Language Taken Out of Bill to Make the Wooly Mammoth South Carolina’s Official State Fossil

It’s the story that never seems to end. But there may finally be a happy ending.

Earlier this year, third-grader Olivia McConnell wrote to her state representatives asking them to make the Wooly Mammoth South Carolina’s official state fossil.



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President Ronald Reagan’s Son Says in TV Ad That He’s a “Lifelong Atheist” and “Not Afraid of Burning in Hell”

It’s not a secret that President Ronald Reagan‘s son, Ron Reagan, is a vocal atheist.

Last November, he taped a radio ad in which he proclaimed his godlessness and advocated for the Freedom From Religion Foundation:



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A Film About Atheism in Poland, 325 Years After a Soldier Was Executed for the “Crime” of Godlessness

325 years ago, in 1689, Casimir Liszinski (a.k.a. Kazimierz Łyszczyński), a Polish soldier, was executed for the “crime” of atheism.



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