A Beautiful Counterprotest

(via @SecularStudents and the University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Secular Humanists group)

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Video: Screaming Eight-Year-Old Boy Is Terrified His Atheist Mom Is Going To Hell

My kids are 8 and 11 years old. You’d better believe that neither of them would be allowed to scream at me like the boy in this video (whose name, interestingly enough, is Christian) does when he confronts his atheist mom. Then again, being a parent is sailing in largely uncharted waters. I certainly don’t have all the answers, either.

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Guess How These Catholic Groups Are Helping Typhoon Survivors in the Philippines

Up to 22,000 survivors of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda are finally receiving some international assistance: Donations of more than 12,000 rosaries and 10,000 scapulars. (Quick, someone notify Joe Klein!)

A CBCP [Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines] News report said the religious articles came from Jocelyn Bernina, a staff member of John Aboitiz Carcovich through God the Father Foundation, Inc. and a friend of CBCP Media Office director Msgr. Pedro Quitorio III.

But there’s even more good news:

Last week, the pro-life prayer support group ‘Rosary for Life’ donated to CBCP an initial 3,000 rosaries followed by another 10,000.

Very generous.

I’ve made a little infographic to help you understand what’s going on here.

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United Methodist Pastor Suspended For Officiating His Son’s Same-Sex Wedding

A United Methodist minister has been suspended from his position for presiding over a same-sex marriage back in 2007 — his son’s.

Rev. Frank Schaefer, the pastor at the Zion United Methodist Church of Iona in Pennsylvania, officiated his son Tim Schaefer‘s wedding to another man in Massachusetts in 2007. Marriage equality had already been legalized in the state, but Methodist doctrine does not permit same-sex marriage (though it does allow LGBT people to worship in churches — gee, thanks).

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Christian Publication Warns of ‘Atheist Agenda’: They Want You to Lose Your Faith!

There’s so much wrong with Jennifer LeClaire‘s latest piece for Charisma, I’m not even sure where to begin. It’s all about the radical atheist agenda

I guess we should start with the headline:

Atheist Agenda Wants You to Turn Your Back on Christ

Well, yeah… that’s kind of the point.

(Spoiler alert: The writers at Charisma want you to find Jesus, too!)

Moving on to the actual article:

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