If You’re Going to Illegally Distribute Bibles to Fifth-Graders, You Probably Shouldn’t Brag About It on Facebook

Here’s an idea: Don’t distribute Bibles to children in public elementary schools.

Here’s another idea: Don’t brag about how you handed out bibles to children in public elementary schools on Facebook. And then tell people one of the principals personally helped you do it.

Jamison Faught, son of Oklahoma State Rep. George Faught, did just that and now the Freedom From Religion Foundation is on it:



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Houston Newspaper Publishes Digitally Altered Image of Christian Preacher Speaking to a Huge Crowd

Yesterday, the front page of the Houston Chronicle included this article and photo:

Amazing, isn’t it, that evangelist Reinhard Bonnke is speaking to a crowd of over a million people… and they’re not even looking at him?

That’s because the photo isn’t real.

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San Francisco Students Protest Catholic School “Morality” Policy

Students at a San Francisco Catholic high school have had enough of their administration telling them that being gay is a “grave evil” — and they’re standing up for teachers who they fear could lose their jobs.

Earlier in February, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone sent a letter to teachers in the Archdiocesan Catholic High Schools “clarifying” the church’s view on morality. One of the affected schools is Archbishop Riordan High School.

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After Atheist Billboard in Alabama Gets Taken Down Early Following Complaints, It Goes Back Up Better Than Before

Last month, the following billboard went up in Mobile, Alabama (along with other billboards in two other cities) to mark the launch of the Gulf Coast Coalition of Reason:

While the contract said the billboard would be up for a month beginning around Christmas, the placement of that ad was actually delayed by two weeks.

Delays happen. So the simple solution would be to keep the billboard up for an extra two weeks to make up for the lost time, right?

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Pastor Scott Lively Wants You To Know He’s Not Anti-Gay, Only “Anti-Homosexuality”

I once called Scott Lively a “gay-hating pastor,” and now he’s mad. Not at me in particular, but at every headline writer who publishes that descriptor about him. He’s not gay-hating or anti-gay at all, he swears.

I’ll let him explain, via a letter to the editor he got published yesterday in The Republican, his hometown newspaper in Springfield, Massachusetts:

The news page is supposed to offer impartial fact-reporting for its readers to analyze and interpret for themselves. Instead, The Republican‘s stories about me are often peppered with conclusory statements from a decidedly leftist perspective and deliberately poison the well against me by citing only facts that bolster the accusations of my opponents — even though I have a long history of doing good works in Springfield that have benefited the city.

Most irritating and misleading is that all or most of the stories identify me (often in the title) as “anti-gay pastor,” as if that were some sort of professional title rather than an editorial comment. I strongly object to that characterization, which deliberately misrepresents my opposition to the mainstreaming of homosexual conduct as hatred of homosexual persons.



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