Christian Transit Employee Who Refused to Drive Rainbow-Colored Bus Fired for Lying to the Press

A couple of weeks ago, we posted about a Calgary bus driver who said he’d rather lose his job that drive a bus with rainbow colors on it (in honor of the annual Calgary Pride Festival).

That driver, Jesse Rau, is a Christian who says he doesn’t support homosexuality.

Well, he won’t have to make that decision now because it’s already been made for him.

Rau was fired on Thursday. Not because of his bigotry, but because he’s a lying liar:

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Religion, Politics, and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of the “Likely Voter”

Listening to the political circus unfolding today, you hear frequent allusions to God/faith/religion/fairy tales on a regular basis. It doesn’t matter that faith ought to be divorced from political action; candidates throughout history have made it a point to pander to the believers. It’s seen as a function of electability. It’s been about appealing to the “likely voter.”

What is a “likely voter” in U.S. polling? That depends on what poll you’re looking at. A company like Gallup attempts to ascertain whether an individual is likely to vote based on voter registration and a series of questions about political awareness and engagement. Others rely on voter registration alone. Still others look at only those who were willing to vote in the past or rely on trends in terms of voter turnout according to demographics.

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Christian Group Promotes Completely Unnecessary “Bring Your Bible to School Day”

Focus on the Family, one of several organizations that thrives on the false idea that Christians are being persecuted, is rallying students for what they’re calling “Bring Your Bible to School Day.”

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Louisiana Cop Prays with People He’s Pulled Over for Speeding

The Bossier Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana has violated church/state separation before. In 2013, they lost $15,000 in federal funding for its Young Marine Program that emphasized “the love of God and fidelity to our country,” subjecting members to a Young Marine Obligation to not disgrace or dishonor God, and having students sign on to a Young Marine Creed that included: “Keep myself clean in mind by attending the church of my faith.”

It looks like they still haven’t learned their lesson.

Last week, Bossier Parish Deputy Jackie Loveless (below) pulled over a speeding driver only to learn that she and her husband were going to their daughter’s funeral. He no doubt sympathized with her grief:

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Charles Darwin Dismissed Christianity in a Letter That’s Now Up for Auction

Later this month, a letter written by Charles Darwin will be auctioned off. In it, the famed naturalist explains that he doesn’t believe in the Christian God:

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