Court Rules Against Christian Parents Who Claimed a Biblical Right to Spank Their Foster Children

Gregory and Melanie Magazu have three kids, including a newborn, but they really wanted to adopt more. They felt that if they were able to provide a home for foster children, it’s something they had to do. And I admire any couple willing to open up their homes like that.

The problem was that their Christian faith required them to hit their children.

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Say God Used a Typhoon to Deliver Sand for the Building of a New Kingdom Hall

If there’s one thing we know about religious conservatives, it’s that they’re closeted meteorologists. They always seem to have explanations for various weather-related phenomena. That hurricane? It wreaked havoc because God was angry about gay people.

And now the Jehovah’s Witnesses say that a typhoon in Micronesia was just God’s way of delivering sand to people building a “kingdom hall.”

In the latest episode of the Jehovah’s Witness’ online show JW Broadcasting, construction overseer Travis Brooks explains how sand was hard to come by when his team was building a new hall. But Jehovah answered their prayers by way of a supernatural disaster.

Church watchdog Lloyd Evans has the clip at the 4:26 mark below:

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Minnesota School District Apologizes After Pledge of Allegiance is Recited Without “Under God”

Yesterday morning, whoever recites the Pledge of Allegiance over the loudspeaker at Prior Lake High School in Minnesota must have left out the words “Under God.”

I’d like to think it was deliberate — an homage to the original version of the Pledge before Christians added the words in 1954. But even if it was a mistake, it shouldn’t have been a big deal.

Whatever the reason, the school district later issued an apology on Facebook:

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Scientists Reject Creationism Because They Don’t Read Its “Scholarly” Literature, Says Creationist

According to the new hire at Answers in Genesis, Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson, there are perfectly good reasons so many scientists reject Creationism.

They go to public schools, for example. And how do you expect to learn any real science when the curriculum is dictated by practicing scientists and expert educators and you use textbooks that don’t have “Bible” on the cover?

They also don’t read any Creationist literature. If they did, he argues, they would totally abandon that whole “we need evidence” nonsense.

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“You Have the Right Not to Believe” Billboards Go Up in Poland

A new atheist billboard campaign in Poland reminds citizens “You have the right not to believe.” There are 47 signs spread out across 29 towns:

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