Popular Christian radio host arrested on child sex charges

Paying for sexual encounters with children: Popular Christian radio host John Balyo was arrested late last week on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Balyo "allegedly paid to arrange sexual encounters with minor victims,” investigators said in court records. Balyo, morning host and on-air personality at a popular Michigan contemporary Christian radio station WCSG was arrested Friday morning on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Authorities say Balyo allegedly paid a … [Read more...]

Missouri church targets ammosexuals with assault rifle giveaway

Ammosexuals for Jesus? Clinging to their guns and religion, a church in Joplin, Missouri, held a raffle giving away two Black Rain AR-15 assault rifles in order to increase attendance and “get more people to follow Jesus.” The church is facing criticism for raffling off two AR-15s as part of a marketing strategy to bring more young men into the fold, according to the Joplin Globe. The Globe reports on Father’s Day, June 15, Ignite Church gave area fathers an opportunity to put their names in a … [Read more...]

Idaho museum promotes creationism, disputes evolution

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A new museum in Idaho is promoting the pseudo-science of creationism, disputing evolution, and teaching children Noah brought baby dinosaurs aboard the ark. The Northwest Science Museum opened last week in Boise, Idaho. According to the Idaho Statesman, the new museum offers a Biblical explanation of Earth's origins and disputes other explanations, such as evolution. The central premise of the museum is to counter "mainstream science" with exhibits about life on Earth as created by God in six … [Read more...]

Religious conservatives celebrate ‘Faith and Freedom’ by urinating on Obama’s face

Christian values? Guests and speakers at the 2014 Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference currently underway in Washington, D.C. are urinating on President Barack Obama’s face. That’s right, there are Obama urinal cakes in the men’s restroom outside the conference hall where leading Republicans are demanding America's leaders do more to defend Christian values. The Huffington Post’s Igor Bobic shared the image with the world on Twitter. Conference organizers said more than 1,000 evangelical lea … [Read more...]

‘The Passion of Kim Kardashian’ drives Christians crazy

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Christians are angry with a Brooklyn artist’s depiction of Kim Kardashian as Jesus and the Virgin Mary. Christian leaders are calling the exhibit at a Brooklyn art gallery portraying Kim Kardashian as Jesus and the Virgin Mary offensive, sacrilegious, and disrespectful. The exhibit, entitled “The Passion of Kim Kardashian,” opened in Brooklyn last week to mixed reviews. The one-night show of photoshopped Kardashian images by Brooklyn artist Hannah Kunkle also included images of Kardashian as a … [Read more...]

Christian extremists target Oregon children for recruitment

The Good News Club? Evangelical assault: Christian extremists plan to recruit children in Portland’s public schools, using abusive and destructive tactics to indoctrinate children with a message of shame and terror. The Good News Club is a front for the Missouri-based religious group, the Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), a well-funded, highly coordinated effort by Christian extremists to use public schools to advance a fundamentalist agenda. The group  plans to invade Portland’s public elem … [Read more...]

Brave Texas teen forces public high school to stop promoting Christianity

A brave young atheist in Texas is being celebrated by secular Americans after reporting a series of constitutional violations at his public high school, forcing the school to end their blatant promotion of Christianity. Recently Birdville High School graduate Isaiah Smith reported his school for openly promoting Christianity, detailing a series of Establishment Clause violations to the American Humanist Association. Violations Smith uncovered and documented include school sponsored religious … [Read more...]

Pastor tells parents to ‘isolate’ and ‘alienate’ their gay children

Christian love? In California, a popular conservative Christian pastor is instructing parents to alienate, isolate, and shun their gay children. Speaking during a recent edition of his “Grace to You” show, Pastor John MacArthur said that parents of LGBT kids should cast them out of their lives and “turn them over to Satan.” MacArthur, Pastor of the Grace Community Church in the San Fernando Valley responded to a question from a viewer on his "Grace to You" show who asked how to react to an adul … [Read more...]