Fox News host tells atheists Jesus belongs in public schools

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Advocating for a tyranny of the majority, a Fox News host tells atheists that Jesus belongs in public schools because Christianity is part of Southern culture.Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt went on a rant Wednesday morning, complaining about an attempt being made by the Freedom From Religion Foundation to remove clearly unconstitutional Christian-themed plaques installed at two Texas elementary schools.The offensive plaques read: Dedicated in The Year Of Our Lord 1997 To The Education … [Read more...]

Youth pastor used fake Facebook accounts to solicit nude photos from kids

A youth pastor in Indiana has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after admitting he used phony Facebook accounts to solicit nude photos from children, including kids from his own youth group.Nathan Hasty, the Campus Life Director for Youth for Christ located in Huntington County, Ind., used three different fake Facebook accounts in order to start sexual conversations with multiple minors, eventually successfully soliciting naked photos from some of them.Earlier this month, U.S. … [Read more...]

Youth pastor rapes teen boy to ‘cure’ homosexuality

Using threats of "black magic," a youth pastor in Kentucky repeatedly raped a teen boy, claiming the sexual abuse would cure the teen of homosexual tendencies.Kentucky police have arrested Polly Ann Church of God youth pastor Rex Allen Murphy after a 16-year-old male came forward to say he was being sexually abused by the youth pastor and Sunday school teacher.Murphy, 30, was booked into Pulaski County jail on Tuesday on felony charges including sodomy, sexual abuse, and use of a minor … [Read more...]

Vatican backtracks on treating gays with dignity

After suggesting gays and lesbians might be worthwhile human beings, the Vatican quickly backtracked, claiming the church did not mean to create “the impression of a positive evaluation” of same-sex relationships.On Monday the Vatican suggested the Catholic church should welcome and appreciate gays; however, by Tuesday, after a furious backlash by conservative Catholics, the Vatican reaffirmed it’s distaste for, and demonization of, the LGBT community.In Monday’s report, the Vatican boldl … [Read more...]

NC magistrate refuses to perform same-sex marriage because of ‘religious beliefs’

A magistrate in a North Carolina courthouse refused to perform a same-sex marriage earlier this week, claiming doing so would violate his “religious beliefs.”According to reports, Magistrate Gary Littleton at the Pasquotank County Courthouse in Elizabeth City, N.C. refused to marry same-sex couple William Locklear and Randall Jackson.Littleton reportedly told the couple: “I won’t be performing your marriage because of my religious beliefs.” The good news is that the couple was married t … [Read more...]

Atheist wins $2 million after being jailed for refusing religious rehab

A California court has awarded an atheist nearly $2 million dollars for being wrongfully imprisoned after refusing to participate in a court mandated faith-based drug and alcohol treatment program.The California government and a nonprofit will pay Barry Hazle Jr. nearly $2 million for violating his civil rights after he was sent back to prison for refusing to take part in a religious drug treatment program while on parole.In particular, Hazle was returned to prison for violating his … [Read more...]

Seven suspected ‘witches’ executed by fire in Tanzania

Death by burning: Seven people accused of witchcraft have been burned alive in Tanzania.Earlier this week an angry mob executed seven suspected witches in the village of Murufiti, in the western Kigoma region which borders Burundi, according to reports.Tanzanian police have charged 23 people with murder after the seven villagers were burned alive on suspicion of witchcraft. Among those arrested on suspicion of carrying out the killings was the local traditional healer, sometimes referred … [Read more...]

Atheist family receives terrorist threats in Louisiana

“We know who you are. We know where you live. We know where you work.”A family in Louisiana is receiving threatening letters because they attend Community Mission Chapel, a secular congregation (“atheist church”) in Lake Charles, Louisiana.Jon Jeffels reports he received two anonymous notes in his mailbox from supposedly “Godly” people threatening unspecified actions to “protect” his children from his “devil-enabling ways.”The notes, littered with typos, spelling mistakes and grammati … [Read more...]