Republicans Call For Christianity As ‘Official Religion’ of US

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Theocracy Alert: Conservative Christian Republicans committed to the false notion that the U.S. is a nation founded by and for Christians are quietly working behind the scenes to establish Christianity as the official religion of the U.S.A.Right Wing Watch reports the Republican National Committee continues to partner with the American Renewal Project, which is run by Christian Nationalist and anti-gay extremist David Lane and is affiliated with the powerful and influential far-right … [Read more...]

Oregon Teen Challenges Anti-Gay Christian Protesters

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Love For The Win: An Oregon teen grew weary of anti-gay Christians picketing the city streets in front of her mother’s office so she took action, countering a message of hate with a message of love.Earlier this week, 17-year-old Makaila Ragan challenged Christians carrying signs condemning homosexuality outside the optometrist’s office where her mother works in downtown Tillamook, Oregon.Ragan challenged the signs of hate with her own sign of love and acceptance.Ragan, a junior at Til … [Read more...]

Anti-Gay Pastor Resigns After Caught Seeking Men On Grindr

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A Michigan pastor known for his rants against the LGBT community has resigned after being outed as a member of the gay dating and hook-up site Grindr.Reverend Matthew Makela has resigned as pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church and School in Midland, Michigan after being exposed as another religious hypocrite.Queerty was first to report on the moral hypocrisy of Rev. Makela, a married father of five, noting Makela “his position of authority and respect in his community to broadcast his sel … [Read more...]

Bobby Jindal Issues ‘Religious Freedom’ Executive Order

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Executive Disorder: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has issued a controversial executive order promoting and protecting discrimination against LGBT people.Jindal issued the controversial order that will allow businesses and others to discriminate against same-sex couples immediately after a House panel killed a bill (HB 707) attempting to achieve the same effect.HB 707, the “Marriage and Conscience Act,” would have blocked the government from penalizing companies and others opposing sam … [Read more...]

Pat Robertson: Treat Eating Disorders as Demonic Possession

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Bad medicine: Televangelist Pat Robertson tells viewers to treat eating disorders “as a demonic possession thing,” and claims an eating disorder “is like a demon and it needs to be rebuked and cast out.”Right Wing Watch reports: Today “The 700 Club” aired a report on a rehab facility for people with eating disorders, which got Pat Robertson to thinking about someone he knew who had had an eating disorder as well as Karen Carpenter, the singer who died after suffering from anorexia. … [Read more...]

Texas School Board Exploits Students To Promote Christianity

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A Texas school district is facing legal action after allegations surfaced that the school board is using students to promote Christianity at public meetings.The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center has filed a lawsuit against Birdville Independent School District and its school board for violating the First Amendment through its practice of promoting Christian prayers.According to the lawsuit, the district regularly opens its school board meetings by choosing s … [Read more...]

Girl Scouts Welcomes Transgender Girls – Conservative Christians Freak Out

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The Girl Scouts of America is welcoming transgender girls to join Girl Scout troops, and conservative Christians are freaking out.A recent blog post from reiterates the organization’s position on accepting transgender girls: If a girl is recognized by her family, school and community as a girl and lives culturally as a girl, Girl Scouts is an organization that can serve her in a setting that is both emotionally and physically safe. Inclusion of transgender girls is handled at … [Read more...]

Jeb Bush Defends Discrimination Based On Religious Beliefs

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Moral failure: Defending bigotry in the service of Christ, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush claims “a tolerant country” should allow Christians to discriminate against gays.In an interview Saturday with David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network Bush said Christian business owners should be able to deny services to same-sex couples based on their religious beliefs.When asked if businesses should be able to decline services to same-sex weddings Bush said: Yes, abs … [Read more...]