Church Leader Anoints Congregation with the Hammer of Thor

Maybe some of you with Christian backgrounds can explain this one to me: What biblical passage says you can bless people using the Hammer of Thor?

Because that’s what Apostle Royree Jensen seems to be doing in this video posted on her ministry’s Facebook page:

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Kentucky Women Tweet Vagina Questions at Goveror Who Signed Anti-Abortion Law

Kentucky’s newly elected Governor Matt Bevin probably isn’t going anywhere near Twitter today. There’s an uprising of Kentucky women who’d like to take a meeting with him on behalf of their reproductive organs, candidly seeking his advice using the hashtag #AskBevinAboutMyVag.

Since taking office Bevins has been tightening up on abortion access, having just signed the “informed consent” bill, a law that will require face-to face consultations with a doctor where the woman seeking an abortion must hear of risks and adoption options. The latest, just passed in the Senate, requires women to view the fetus on an ultrasound while the physician details the visuals. Doctors who do not comply will be fined $100,000 for the first offense, and $250,000 for each subsequent violation.

Have a look at who’s in your waiting room, Dr. Bevin:

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Podcast Ep. 94: Lyz Liddell, Executive Director of the Reason Rally Coalition

Our latest podcast guest is Lyz Liddell, the Executive Director of the Reason Rally Coalition.

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Before her current job, Lyz worked with the Secular Student Alliance and played a large role in the Openly Secular campaign, which got celebrities like Bill Maher, Arian Foster, and Barney Frank to talk about how they’re not religious and encouraged others to join them.

I spoke with Lyz about the newest slate of speakers at the Rally, how she balances the competing agendas of the various atheist groups participating in the event, what she’s learned from a decade in the movement.

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Iowa County Issues Proclamation Recognizing Darwin Day

The Humanists of Linn County (in Iowa) got their local Board of Supervisors to issue a proclamation recognizing International Darwin Day.

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Ted Cruz Explains Why Atheists Should Support Him While Urging Them to Find God

Last month, Iowan Justin Scott asked Republican Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz why atheists should consider voting for him.

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The response left a lot to be desired. Cruz went off on a monologue about how he hoped Justin would find God before eventually saying he supported freedom of speech and religious freedom. Even though, for Cruz, that amounts to supporting people like Kim Davis who want to use Christianity to deprive others of their civil rights.

Now, in an interview on CBN’s The Brody File, Cruz attempts to moderate his beliefs, saying he’s “not running to be Pastor-In-Chief” and that he’d be a good President for atheists, too:

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