Outgoing Nigerian President Bans Female Genital Mutilation in One of His Last Acts in Office

In March, Nigeria decided not to re-elect Goodluck Jonathan to another term as President. But he’s making the most of his final days in office, getting the government to pass a ban on female genital mutilation in the country:



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She Got Rid of Her Purity Ring and Then Tried to Find Her First Partner

Arla Knudsen was a purity-ring-wearing Christian… until she realized she just didn’t feel that way anymore. She told the New York Times about how she shed her faith and subsequently tried to overcome her virginity, too:



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Here’s a Kind of “New Atheism” We Can All Get Behind

Skepticon — the annual free atheist conference in Springfield, Missouri — is doing something radical for their eighth time around: They’re not inviting any speakers who have been on their stage before.



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Man Who Hosted “Draw Muhammad” Event in Phoenix Wants $10 Million to Provide Security for His Family

Jon Ritzheimer (below) is the man who hosted the Draw Muhammad event in Phoenix a couple of nights ago.

And now he’s trying to capitalize on his notoriety, saying that he’s accepting donations for the safety of his family.

And for a hospital.

And for his future Senate campaign race.

All he needs is $10 million.

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New Biblical Guide to Hell for Small Children is Sick and Depraved

To be honest, I was unaware that people calling themselves Puritans still existed. 

A new Christian book for children, The Cage: A Young Children’s Guide to the Biblical Teaching on Hell, by C. Matthew McMahon, Ph.D., Th.D., was published this month by Puritan Publications of Tennessee. McMahon is an American Calvinist Reformed theologian, adjunct professor at Whitefield Theological Seminary, and editor of A Puritan’s Mind, which the publisher’s promo describes as “the largest Reformed website on the internet for students of the Bible concerning Reformed Theology, the Puritans and Covenant Theology.”

The “tastefully illustrated” book is “aimed at children 5 to 9 years old.” The dedication page gives a taste of the dark things to come:

“But I will warn you to whom to fear: Fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell.  Yes, I tell you, fear him!”  (Luke 12:5)…

“Do not withhold correction from a child, For if you beat him with a rod, he will not die. You shall beat him with a rod, And deliver his soul from hell,” (Proverbs 23:14).

Those “tasteful illustrations”? Take a look at just one page:



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