Leading Christian conservative Brent Bozell exposed as a fraud

Brent Bozell

Brent Bozell, a leading Christian conservative, has been exposed as a fraud. Newspapers are dropping Bozell’s syndicated column after inside sources revealed Bozell does not write any of the material published under his name. The revelations are ironic, and reveal a startling degree of hypocrisy. As TPM reports, Bozell staked much of his career on challenging what he claimed to be a lazy media establishment, all the while taking credit for and collecting profits from books and columns he never … [Read more...]

Fatwa forbids Muslims from living on Mars

Mars One Astronaut

Clerics claim a colony on Mars would be unIslamic. Muslims are forbidden from living on Mars according to a recent ruling (fatwa) issued by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment (GAIAE), a group of imams in the United Arab Emirates. The ruling states that anyone making such a "hazardous trip" is likely to die for "no righteous reason." The committee argued that an attempt to dwell on the planet would be so hazardous as to be suicidal and killing oneself is not permitted by … [Read more...]

Denmark bans religious slaughter: ‘Animal rights come before religion’


In a small step towards a more humane society, Denmark has passed a new law forbidding the slaughter of live or non-anesthetized animals. Muslims and Jews are angry because the ban is contrary to their religious practices. However, Denmark's Agriculture and Food Minister Dan Jørgensen defended the government's decision by declaring "animal rights come before religion." In order to be considered kosher under Jewish law or halal under Islamic law, animals must be conscious when killed. … [Read more...]

Watch: Bill Nye educates Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn on climate change

Bill Nye “the Science Guy” schooled climate change skeptic and Tennessee Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn on NBC’s Meet the Press this morning. When Blackburn, a “proud climate change denier,” and Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, made the fallacious claim that there is no “consensus" in the scientific community about the causes of climate change, Nye was quick to point out her error: "Once again, the congresswoman is trying to introduce doubt in the whole idea of … [Read more...]

Bill Nye debates climate change with GOP congresswoman

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Bill Nye “the Science Guy” will debate climate change with Tennessee Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, a “proud climate change denier,” and Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The debate is scheduled to happen this Sunday on the NBC news program “Meet the Press.” Earlier this month, Nye successfully debated Ken “Answers in Genesis” Ham on the merits of evolution and creationism. GOP congresswoman Blackburn staunchly denies climate change, calling it an "unsettled sci … [Read more...]

Christians panic after judge strikes down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban

Judge strikes down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban

Conservative Christians are in a panic after a federal judge in Virginia struck down the state's prohibition on same-sex marriage. Religious opponents of marriage equality condemned the decision as an infringement on their religious freedom and vowed to take the issue to the Supreme Court. However, Christian conservatives are clearly losing the battle, and the Bible Belt is under siege. The New York Times reports:If the Court of Appeals upholds Thursday’s decision, the repercussions in t … [Read more...]

Islamic fundamentalists destroy archeological treasures in Syria

A sixth-century Byzantine mosaic near Raqqa on the Euphrates which was blown up by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, opposed to the depiction of the human form, in January.

In Syria, Islamic fundamentalists destroy archaeological treasures such as Byzantine mosaics and Greek and Roman statues because their portrayal of human beings is contrary to their religious beliefs. Patrick Cockburn writes on the Destruction of the Idols:The systematic destruction of antiquities may be the worst disaster to ancient monuments since the Taliban in Afghanistan dynamited the giant statues of Buddha at Bamiyan in 2001 for similar ideological reasons. In mid-January the … [Read more...]

Bible fail: Book of Genesis wrong about camels

Abraham never rode a camel.

Abraham never rode a camel. Recent scientific findings show the Bible is historically inaccurate. The findings should come as a surprise to no one. Archeologists have offered convincing evidence that camels, once thought to be the basic mode of transportation for the biblical patriarchs, were not domesticated in Israel until hundreds of years after Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are said to have wandered the earth. The findings challenge the veracity of the Bible as a historical … [Read more...]