Preacher and Patheos Blogger Asks: “American Christians: Have You Lost Your Minds?”

Like my friend Benjamin Corey, I don’t know why the following two things aren’t the opposite of how conservative Christians think.

Asking critical questions about the Biblical case against homosexuality, as Dan Haseltine did (Haseltine is a prominent Christian who fronts the band Jars of Clay) … is an damnable act.

Saying we should happily waterboard (torture) Muslim prisoners of war as a way to “baptize them,” which is what Sarah Palin proposed … is fine.



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Is This a Trend Now? Another Christian Movie Pits Christian Student Against Atheist Professor

Following on the heels of the unfortunately successful God Is Dead, there’s another movie coming out this fall pitting another godless professor up against a faithful Christian student and her father.

This one’s called A Matter of Faith and the trailer features the scare-line: “The guy’s an evolutionist!”



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This is How Little It Takes to Become a Saint

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses the recent canonizations of two former Popes:



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U.S. Senate Candidates in Iowa Unanimously Want a Litmus Test For Judges: Atheists Need Not Apply

GOP candidates tend to talk a good game about the Constitution. Too often, that’s all it is — talk.

Take the political forum that was held in Ankeny, Iowa last Friday, sponsored by the conservative Christian group Family Leader.

The GOP candidates for the U.S. Senate seat who appeared there said things that are so at odds with the Constitution, it’s hard to believe that they’ve actually read it, or that they’ve understood that the United States isn’t supposed to be a freakin’ theocracy.



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New Coalition Will Highlight Anti-Atheist Discrimination in America

A coalition of four secular organization — the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, the Secular Coalition for America, the Secular Student Alliance, and the Stiefel Freethought Foundation — are coming together to highlight and hopefully prevent cases of anti-atheist discrimination:



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