Hobby Lobby Fined More Than $220,000 for Deceptive Advertising in New York

The Christian-owned Hobby Lobby is in the news for something not related to screwing employees out of comprehensive health insurance.

Turns out they advertised several items as being on sale… but when those items are never *not* on sale, it’s not really a sale at all. It’s false advertising. And New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman finally clamped down on them:



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A Documentary About Financial Corruption in Black Churches

Here’s a trailer for what looks to be a fascinating documentary about corruption in several black churches, where ministers get rich off the congregation all in the name of the Lord.

It’s called Black Church, Inc. (Moguldom Studios):



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Atheists Will Gather in Chicago Next Month for a Conference All About Doing Good in This World

Next month, Chicago will play host to the Foundation Beyond Belief’s first ever conference — focusing not on the non-existence of God but how Humanists can do good in this world. It will take place July 18-20 at the Hilton Rosemont/O’Hare.

Check out this just-released promotional video:

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An Atheist Visits the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Sees the Cross, and Goes “Meh”

John Rafferty, the president of the Secular Humanist Society of New York, visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum and wrote about his experiences for The Humanist. The most interesting part may be where he comes across the controversial 9/11 Cross that American Atheists filed a(n unsuccessful) lawsuit over:



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This May Be the Worst Academic Paper You’ll Ever See… and It Was Published in a Creationist Journal

Suppose you had to write an academic paper and you had no idea what you were talking about. And on top of that, you had to relate everything back to the Bible.

What would you do? You’d probably use a lot of big words. And then you’d break out a thesaurus and turn every short sentence into a long meandering paragraph.

In other words, you’d do what Callie Joubert (below) did for his recent paper published in the (Creationist) Answers Research Journal:

Just check out these excerpts from a paper that is so hilarious and verbose and laughable and loquacious and garrulous, it cites Ken Ham as a source when it isn’t repeating itself repeatedly (see what I did there?):

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