In Two Separate Cases, Missionaries Who Raped Kids of Indigenous People Finally Face Justice

No “missionary position” jokes, please. From the Orlando Sentinel:

A former missionary for the Sanford-based New Tribes Mission was sentenced to 58 years in federal prison Tuesday for sexually abusing girls who were part of an indigenous tribe in the Amazon, and filming the acts.

Authorities said Warren Scott Kennell befriended and abused girls over a several-year period, while he was establishing a church with the Katookeena tribe [more commonly spelled Katukina].

Homeland Security Investigations agents began investigating the 45-year-old after receiving a tip that he posted pictures on a website used by people who trade child pornography.

After his arrest, law enforcement officers found several thumb drives and an external hard drive that contained almost a thousand child-pornography images.

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David Barton, Who Makes a Living Telling Historical Lies, is Now Spreading Statistical Ones

Christian pseudohistorian David Barton used to be a math teacher. But at some point, he transitioned into teaching history, another subject he knew next to nothing about. Today, he goes around miseducating everyone he comes into contact with.

His inability to be a credible historian is well-documented to the point where a book he wrote was pulled from shelves by his Christian publishers for containing too many lies.

And earlier this month, Barton was shown telling a crowd that he speaks to more than 600 different groups a year… despite working all day long on his ranch during the summer.

But his inability to interpret statistics properly is now coming to light and every new example is just a delight to behold.

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South Dakota Republicans Propose Bill to Promote Intelligent Design in School — and Protect Those Who Teach It

There’s a simple reason Intelligent Design and its unwanted cousin Creationism aren’t taught in public schools: They’re not science. It has nothing to do with some “anti-Christian” agenda on the part of administrators or teachers.

But the way South Dakota Senate Bill 112 reads, you’d think teachers were under attack for doing the right thing. Instead, the bill would allow teachers to preach Intelligent Design despite the fact that it’s essentially synonymous with pushing religion in the classroom:



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The Bible Tells Us Who’s Going to Win the Super Bowl

I don’t think the Christian Post understands the unintentional humor in a couple of articles they posted yesterday…

In anticipation of the Super Bowl, they wanted to provide football fans with Bible verses that directly or indirectly support their favorite team. (Some of the verses are offered tongue-in-cheek, but that’s not really the issue here.)



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After Newspaper Columnist Admits Her Atheism, the Response is Overwhelmingly Positive

Just over a week ago, I posted about Kansas City Star columnist Cindy Hoedel and her “coming out” column in which she told readers she was an atheist and that this was the year she hoped society would finally start accepting atheists.

I wasn’t too thrilled with the column because, as much as I appreciated her publicly discussing her non-belief, I didn’t like that she implied she was among the first to do anything like that or that conversations about atheism in the media were anything new.

Okay, all that aside, there’s a very welcome update to the story.

Hoedel published her latest column yesterday and she wrote about the response to that column. As expected, she got a ton of responses… but they were overwhelmingly supportive:

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