In Praise of Flexible Faith

On Friday, in New Zealand, a five-year-old boy was hit by a car on his way to school. His head was bleeding and he was on the ground. 22-year-old Harman Singh saw this and immediately did the first thing he could think of to help. He took off his turban, unraveled it, and put it under the child’s head until help arrived:

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Christian Pastor Who Preached Against Same-Sex Relationships Caught Trying to Hook Up on Grindr

The Ted Haggard Rule — I assume that’s a real thing — goes like this: No one cares about your sex life. But if you publicly oppose the very thing you’re doing in private, then that shit deserves to be blown up.

So when you’re Reverend Matthew Makela of St. John’s Lutheran Church and School in Midland, Michigan, and you post things like this about the LGBT community on Facebook…

… but you send pictures like this on Grindr…

… then the guy you’re sending them to may just pass them along to an LGBT-friendly website so they can out you.

Queerty got the scoop along with additional information:

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Judge Rules in Favor of School District Holding Graduation in Church and Including Christians Prayers in Ceremony

About two years ago, we learned that administrators at Mountain View Elementary School in Taylors, South Carolina held a “graduation” ceremony inside of a church.

Maybe they could’ve gotten away with that — other public schools have held ceremonies in similar places — but the event’s program didn’t even attempt to shy away from promoting Christianity, listing two separate prayers:

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Thanksgiving Dinner Will Be Extra Tasty This Year

A bit of personal news…

As of this November, my wife and I will be only 18 kids away from having our own TV show.

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Matt Dillahunty Deserved a Bigger Laugh for This Sye Ten Bruggencate Joke

On the latest episode of The Atheist ExperienceMatt Dillahunty and John Iacoletti took a call from a gentleman who wanted to present an argument against presuppositional apologist Sye Ten Bruggencate. The discussion led to Matt making an off-the-cuff zinger that deserved a bigger laugh than it got.

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