Christians accuse Sarah Palin of blasphemy

Sarah Palin equates torture with baptism

Conservative Christians are turning on Sarah Palin, accusing her of blasphemy after the Tea Party darling said “Waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists” while speaking at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention earlier this week. The former vice presidential nominee and half-term governor of Alaska told a packed house of cheering, gun loving, conservative Americans that “If I was in charge, they would know, waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.” While the NRA crowd loved Pal … [Read more...]

Conservative radio host claims ‘All racists must be atheists’

These racists don't look like atheists...

Right Wing Nut: A conservative talk radio host made the absurd claim that “all racists must be atheists,” arguing that it wasn’t possible to believe in God and still be a racist. Denver talk radio host Dan Caplis, of KNUS-AM, made his bizarre and insulting comments towards atheists on Monday morning during a discussion of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who made news after some bigoted and racist comments made during a recorded phone call were released earlier this week. On his prog … [Read more...]

John Paul II: Patron Saint of Pedophile Priests

John Paul II: Patron Saint of Pedophile Priests?

How can you be a saint if you fail to protect innocent children? Pope John Paul II was no saint. His legacy will always be tainted by his lenient attitude towards sexually abusive priests, and his failure to protect innocent children sexually brutalized by Catholic clergy. As the Telegraph reports, the late Polish pontiff could have prevented "thousands" of children from being raped by pedophile priests but instead chose to ignore the scandal in the interests of protecting the image of the … [Read more...]

Pat Robertson worries militant atheists want to destroy society

Pat Robertson is worried that militant atheists and secularists want to destroy the fabric of society, claiming “this nonsense about the separation of church and state has gotten way, way beyond the bounds of what the Founders of our Constitution thought.” Perhaps even more confusing, in a rather magnificent example of a Christian persecution fantasy, Robertson lumps together militant atheists and secularists with militant Islamists, implying atheists, secularists and Islamists are all working t … [Read more...]

‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin slams anti-gay Christians

'Stone Cold' Steve Austin

Wrestling superstar “Stone Cold” Steve Austin makes a powerful case for marriage equality while pointing out the hypocrisy and moral bankruptcy of anti-gay Christians. In a NSFW, profanity laced rant, Austin goes off on Christians who oppose marriage equality. The following is an excerpt from Austin’s rant:“I don’t give a sh*t if two guys, two gals, guy-gal, whatever it is, I believe that any human being in America, or any human being in the goddamn world, that wants to be married, and if … [Read more...]

Unwritten rule excludes God and religion from Disney movies

God and other religious themes are excluded from Disney movies, according to the Academy Award-winning husband and wife duo who wrote the songs for the popular animated Disney film “Frozen.” In a recent interview Terry Gross did with Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez on NPR’s “Fresh Air” the couple said said that Disney does not welcome God and religious themes into its movies. The following is an excerpt from a transcript of the exchange:Anderson-Lopez: It’s funny. One of the only … [Read more...]

‘Under God’ in Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheist children

A freethinking family in New Jersey is suing the local public school district, claiming the regular recitation of the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheist and other non-theist children. Religion Clause reports the American Humanist Association announced earlier this week that it has filed suit in a New Jersey state court challenging New Jersey's statutory requirement that schools open each day with the Pledge of Allegiance that includes the phrase "under G … [Read more...]

Faith healing parents charged in death of daughter seek to exclude mention of religion

Oregon parents arrested and charged with manslaughter in the faith healing death of their daughter are asking the court to exclude evidence of religious beliefs or practices during their trial. According to police, the girl’s parents, Travis and Wenona Rossiter, withheld "necessary and adequate" medical attention from the 12-year-old girl, choosing prayer over modern medicine, with tragic consequence. Their daughter, Syble Ann Marie Rossiter, died at the family home in Albany, Oregon, last y … [Read more...]