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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Fox Will Air a Star-Studded Live Musical Version of Jesus’ Crucifixion

Fox will broadcast a live two-hour musical rendition of The Passion — about the final hours leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus — on Palm Sunday, March 20th.


The production has multiple tiers of weirdness, partly because it has to appeal to practically everyone. Not only is it being aired live, it’s being partially performed on a mile-long stretch of a public street in downtown New Orleans, where Jesus will be dragging a 20-foot illuminated cross. What could possibly go wrong when a blood-soaked Jesus, followed by lights, cameras, and cracking whips is paraded around a city known for drunken lewdness?

Anything. Which is why they’ve got my attention.

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Bill Maher: Is President Obama Not Coming on My Show Because I’m an Atheist?

On last night’s Real Time, Bill Maher delivered a short monologue about how President Obama has avoided coming on his show despite doing interviews with practically everyone else in the media.

Why was that? Maher wanted to know. For all the support he gave the President, it was only fair, right?

Was it because Maher was a pothead? Was it because of a lack of viewers? Was it the quality of his audience? Maher dismissed every one of those thoughts — but he also brought up the possibility that it was because he was an atheist:


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Bill Maher and Ralph Reed Argue About Whether the Gospels Were Written by Eyewitnesses

During the “Overtime” (non-televised) segment of his show last night, Bill Maher got into a brief argument with Ralph Reed and Dr. Cornel West about whether or not the stories about Jesus were in fact stories.

It began with a discussion of whether the evangelical vote will still make a difference in the Iowa caucuses. But when Reed brought up how Jesus fed people with fish and bread, Maher laughed it off as fiction written by people who didn’t even live at the same time as Jesus.

Reed’s response? They were still “contemporaries.” And that began a brief but entertaining debate over how the Gospels weren’t written until about 40 years after Jesus died, by people who didn’t know Jesus personally:


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