Christian Terrorists Target Satanic Temple’s Baphomet Statue

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The Satanic Temple is being forced to unveil a new statue of Baphomet in secret after Christian terrorists threaten to “blow it up real good.”The group had plans to unveil the 8.5-foot tall, 1.5-ton bronze statue of the Lord of Darkness, a goat-headed figure also known as a Baphomet, in Detroit on July 25. However, after threats from angry Christians, the owner of the venue scheduled to host the unveiling cancelled the event.Because of the threats, the Satanic Temple will release the loc … [Read more...]

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Obama Administration Quietly Neuters Hobby Lobby Decision

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Religious conservatives suffer defeat: Obama administration issues new rules frustrating conservative Christians’ desire to deny women access to birth control.Under new rules issued by the Obama administration women will be able to get coverage for all forms of birth control through the Affordable Care Act, thus circumventing the religious exemptions provided by the Supreme Court’s notorious Hobby Lobby ruling.Late last week, the Department of Health and Human Services quietly issued new … [Read more...]

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Creationist Ken Ham Claims Atheists Don’t Exist

According to Ken Ham the Bible teaches that everyone is endowed with an innate knowledge of God, even if they choose to deny it; thus, atheists don’t really exist.Ham, the founder of Answers in Genesis, explained his false hypothesis on a blog post currently being promoted on his Facebook page.Ham’s fallacious argument rests on a Bible verse, Romans 1:18–21: For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrig … [Read more...]

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Scott Walker Claims His Presidential Run Is ‘God’s Plan’

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GOP presidential candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker tells supporters that his bid to be the next president of the United States is “not just man’s calling” but “God’s calling.”Earlier today Walker officially announced his candidacy for president via Twitter. As part of his presidential campaign launch, Walker sent an email to supporters. The following is an excerpt from that email: My relationship with God drives every major decision in my life. Each day I pray and then take time … [Read more...]

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Christian ‘Marital Expert’ Says Women Should Submit To Marital Rape

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Trigger Warning: Claiming “it is impossible" for a man to rape his wife, a Christian fundamentalist and “marital expert” argues that women should always submit to the sexual desires of their husband.Writing at Biblical Gender Roles, a self-proclaimed expert on “marriage, feminism and the deterioration of gender roles” mansplains why marital rape is acceptable from a Biblical perspective.Answering an alarming letter from a distraught reader asking “Is my husband raping me?” the anonymous e … [Read more...]

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Bill Nye Explains Why Being Gay Is Perfectly Natural

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Bill Nye “The Science Guy” explains why being gay is both perfectly natural, and a natural part of the evolutionary process.In a new video for Big Think, popular science explainer Bill Nye explains why homosexuality makes sense from an evolutionary and a genetic standpoint.An anonymous viewer asks Bill about same-sex attraction, and how it fits into an account of biological evolution: I have a question about homosexuality. If the purpose of a species is to reproduce and survive, how wou … [Read more...]

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Theocracy Alert: GOP War on Women Goes Global

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GOP presidential candidates pledge to promote Christian patriarchy by denying women access to reproductive health care “at home and around the world.”Earlier this week at the National Right to Life Committee’s convention in New Orleans Republican presidential hopefuls pledged to fight Roe v. Wade, deny women the right to choose, and promote an agenda of misogyny dictated by religious conservatives.Appearing at the anti-women, anti-abortion, Christian conservative gathering were GOP presi … [Read more...]

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Majority of Americans Reject Claim US is a ‘Christian Nation’

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Good news: Most Americans reject the claim that the United States is a “Christian nation.”According to a new report issued by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), most Americans don’t believe the U.S. is a Christian nation.PRRI reports on the survey data: Most Americans do not believe the U.S. is a Christian nation. Only about one-third (35 percent) say that the U.S. is a Christian nation today, while 14 percent say that the U.S. has never been a Christian nation. Nearly half ( … [Read more...]

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