That Viral Photo of a Christian Cross Sunrise Isn’t Supernatural… It’s Science!

Sorry, people, but that viral photo of what looks like an illuminated cross on the horizon isn’t a sign from Jesus.

Like most things attributed to the supernatural, it can be explained using science.

Mechaele Loraff of Buchanan, Michigan took the photo of the sunrise Wednesday morning and posted it to her Facebook page with the caption:

I had to pull over this morning on my way to work to take this picture of an amazing sunrise! I took the picture because of the beam coming straight up off the sun and only saw the cross after I took the picture! This was taken in Buchanan.

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President Obama to YouTuber: I Educate Myself in a Manner “Consistent with the Scientific Method”

President Obama was interviewed by a few popular YouTubers the other day, and most of the media attention has been focused on his answers to a couple of obviously pressing questions.

Kendrick Lamar or Drake? (Kendrick, of course.)

If a dog wore pants, how would he wear them? (Like this.)

But lost in that shuffle was a genuinely interesting comment Obama made, in response to a question by Destin Sandlin, about how he informs himself and makes judgments when he’s not an expert in a particular area.

Asking God for divine guidance didn’t enter into his response, but science sure as hell did (18:55 mark):

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Religion is Bad Enough, but This Makes It Even Worse

If only you could ignore the most annoying aspects of religion, it wouldn’t be all that bad!

Sweet sentiment, isn’t it?

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Pat Robertson Warns Teenager to Avoid Rock Music That “Summons Demons”

If I go a few days without posting about Pat Robertson, I wonder if something’s happened to him. But then he’ll say something crazy and all is right with the world again.

Robertson reminded his audience this week that listening to rock music is a sin because it can be used to summon demons. Obviously.

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Republican Mike Huckabee Lashes Out Against Woman Who Asks Him About Josh Duggar

How do you infuriate Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee without mentioning anyone in the Democratic Party?

Simple: Ask him why he defended the Duggar family after it was revealed that Josh Duggar had molested several of his younger sisters and his parents had covered it all up.

At the time, Huckabee called Josh Duggar’s actions “inexcusable” yet defended his parents’ decision to hide the information from public view — mostly because they, like him, are Christians. It was the sort of compassion he would never, ever offer if we were talking about a gay person doing anything even remotely close to what Josh Duggar did.

At a rally in Iowa this week, a citizen asked Huckabee about his dubious ethics in that situation, telling him, “It hurts my feelings that somebody like you [is] running for the American public.”

Huckabee responded by kicking the woman out of the rally. American Bridge 21st Century, a liberal super PAC, got it all on video:

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