Military Suicide Prevention Training Includes This Solution: “Invite Jesus Into Whatever You’re Feeling”

Just a day after Congress held a hearing on “Religious Accommodations” in the military, during which four Christians talked about how rough they had it, there was a perfect example of how Christians take things too far.

During a suicide prevention training for the 5th Ranger Training Battalion, the battalion chaplain offered everyone explicitly biblical solutions with this handout which states that those who are suicidal should just “Invite Jesus into whatever you’re feeling.”

Jason Torpy, President of the Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers, explained the problem:

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New Survey Shows That Partisanship, More Than Religion, Affects Your Views on Climate Change

The results of a new survey released by the Public Religion Research Institute and the American Academy of Religion show that partisanship matters more than religion when it comes to the acceptance of climate change.

Case in point: It’s not the Unaffiliated (atheists, Agnostics, and those who believe in God but don’t use a religious label) who are most concerned about it. That distinction belongs to Hispanic Catholics (who also tend to vote Democrat), with Black Protestants not too far behind.

White Catholics, however, rank lowest on the list:



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How Dare You Honor Traditions Other Than Mine?!

This multicultural holiday sweater, including symbols from Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism (not to mention some non-theistic philosophies), will appease everyone!

Unless you’re the Daily Mail, in which case this jumper is just a sign of political correctness run amok:

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Former Ex-Gay Leader Ties the Knot With Same-Sex Partner

The former leader of a Christian group dedicated to “curing” homosexuality got married this week – to his same-sex partner.

Former Love In Action Director John Smid used to be a loud advocate for “ex-gay therapy,” the discredited, faulty, and harmful practice of trying to rid a person of “homosexual feelings” through prayer and other Christian teachings. Smid’s ministry committed itself to the the same mission.

But Smid resigned from his position as the group’s executive director in 2008 and later spoke out against ex-gay therapy. He divorced his wife the same year. And on Nov. 16, he married Larry McQueen in Oklahoma.



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School Named After Promoter of Separation of Church and State Accused of Violating Separation of Church and State

It’s not just that an elementary school student was taught to say a prayer before eating lunch.

It’s that the school she went to was named after the guy who coined the idea of “separation of church and state” in the first place:



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