Stephen Fry: Christian God is ‘utterly monstrous and deserves no respect’

Stephen Fry

In a glorious and humorous rant, English actor and author Stephen Fry calls the Christian God “capricious, mean-minded, and stupid” when asked what he would say to God if he died and went to heaven.Fry, an unapologetic and outspoken atheist, was being interviewed on the Irish TV show The Meaning of Life hosted by Gay Byrne. On his show, Byrne asked Frye about death and the possibility of meeting the Christian God in the afterlife. Byrne asked: Suppose it’s all true, and you walk up to the pe … [Read more...]

Georgia’s religious freedom bill would permit child abuse, domestic violence

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In Georgia, child abuse or domestic violence in the name of “deeply held religious beliefs” would be legally protected under a controversial, Republican sponsored, religious freedom bill.Georgia's House Bill 29,  the "Preventing Government Overreach on Religious Expression Act,'' is being promoted by Republican lawmakers as a necessary step to protect conservative Christians from perceived persecution.The bill’s sponsor, Marietta Republican Rep. Sam Teasley, insists his bill is only meant … [Read more...]

Pat Robertson recommends reverse mortgage because Jesus needs money

Jesus loves you, and he needs money: Televangelist Pat Robertson tells an elderly woman with financial problems a reverse mortgage will allow her to continue to offer financial support to his ministry.On Tuesday’s 700 Club, Robertson read and discussed an email sent by an impoverished senior citizen named Maria who was having a hard time making ends meet while financially supporting Robertson’s 700 Club. Maria writes: I have been a 700 Club partner for many years. I am 67 years old and sti … [Read more...]

Fox’s Todd Starnes: Jesus loves American snipers killing godless Muslims

Todd Starnes

Floundering in a toxic brew of misguided patriotism and Jesusland hubris, Fox News personality Todd Starnes jumps the shark, and explains how his Republican Jesus would love American snipers for killing those “godless” Muslims.Responding to a series of tweets critical of American snipers, the Fox News contributor and radio host argued that Jesus Christ would have loved Clint Eastwood’s latest movie, “American Sniper,” explaining how Jesus would tell “god-fearing, red-blooded” American snipers … [Read more...]

Bobby Jindal promotes Christian Nationalism at prayer rally

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaking at Saturday's "The Response" prayer rally

Declaring “our god wins” to thousands of Christian extremists, Presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal advanced the dangerous cause of Christian nationalism at a controversial Louisiana prayer rally Saturday.At Saturday's "The Response" prayer rally, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) called for a national spiritual revival and urged attendees to proselytize on behalf of their Christian beliefs. The controversial prayer rally was funded by the American Family Association, a Christian hate group not … [Read more...]

Oklahoma GOP wants to restrict marriage to people of faith

Atheists need not apply: A bill proposed by Oklahoma Republicans would restrict the right to marry to people of faith, and would mandate all marriage licenses be approved by a member of the clergy.House Bill 1125, filed on Tuesday by Republican State Representative Todd Russ, is a radical measure that would end secular marriage licenses in the state. In addition, the bill would bar all judges and other secular officials from performing marriages in Oklahoma.Russ claims the radical … [Read more...]

Indiana public school teacher fired for being an atheist files lawsuit

A former Indiana public school teacher who alleges he was fired for refusing to participate in prayers initiated by the school principal, and telling administrators and colleagues he refused to pray to some “mystical sky daddy” because he was an atheist, has filed a federal lawsuit.Kevin Pack, a former German teacher, was fired by the Middlebury school board last April.Last Wednesday Pack filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming he was fired because he is an atheist. In his complaint, Pa … [Read more...]

Mike Huckabee: As president I will stop ‘secular theocracy’

Mike Huckabee

Christian nation? Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee promises that if elected president he will fight the "secular theocracy" that is supposedly destroying Christian liberty in America.Appearing on today’s episode of James Robison's Life Today television program, Huckabee said that if he was elected president he would have “God’s blessing” to fight the so-called “secular theocracy” that has been imposed upon the American people by atheists and humanists.On the program, the host … [Read more...]