Ohio GOP pushes for creationism in science classrooms

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Ohio Republicans are pushing a bill through the state legislature that would allow intelligent design (creationism) to be taught alongside evolution in public school science classrooms.Ohio's HB 597 was quietly introduced in the House of Representatives last month under the guise of repealing Common Core educational standards. However, the bill is an anti-science trojan horse that poses a threat to students and science education in Ohio.If enacted, HB 597 would allow local school … [Read more...]

Virginity pledge leads to sexual confusion, dysfunction after marriage

Making a fetish out of virginity has negative long term consequences for the sexual health and happiness of both men and women. Purity Culture is bad for your sex life, even after you are married.A new study reveals the pitfalls of trying to internalize the disparate and conflicting messages about sexuality promoted by Christian Evangelical Fundamentalist Purity Culture. In particular, the notion that sex before marriage is evil and wrong, but that somehow sex after marriage is a “sacred g … [Read more...]

Study shows religious people are mean drunks

A study out of Kentucky shows deeply religious people are much more likely to become violent after consuming alcoholic beverages than their less religious counterparts.Researchers in Kentucky have found a correlation between religion and alcohol: Evidence suggests that the stronger the person's religious views, the more hostile and aggressive they are when drinking.The correlation was discovered by Professor Peter Giancola of the University of Kentucky’s College of Arts and Sciences. A … [Read more...]

Africa: Christian leader says he can cure Ebola with Holy Water

Popular African minister and televangelist T.B. Joshua is sending 4,000 bottles of holy water to  Sierra Leone, claiming his "anointed water" will cure Ebola.T.B. Joshua is a wildly popular Christian minister, televangelist and “faith healer” from Nigeria. He is leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), which runs a Christian television station seen across the African continent called Emmanuel TV.His followers call him a Prophet, and Joshua has a large and dedi … [Read more...]

Kentucky approves $18 million in tax credits for Noah’s ark theme park

Why are Kentucky taxpayers subsidizing an evolution denying Creationist theme park being built by Christian fundamentalists hoping to indoctrinate children with ignorant, discredited religious superstitions?Last week the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Board approved $18 million in tax breaks to promote Ken Ham’s long-planned Noah’s ark theme park being built in northern Kentucky.Ark Encounter is a $172 million biblical-themed amusement park planned in Williamstown, Kentucky. The Chr … [Read more...]

‘Chill Out!’ Neil deGrasse Tyson blasts GMO critics

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There are no wild cows: Neil deGrasse Tyson goes off on GMO haters, telling them to “Chill Out!” while explaining that humans have always been genetically modifying the foods they eat.A video of the wildly popular astrophysicist and “Cosmos” host defending genetically-modified organisms, or GMOs, was published on YouTube earlier this week.In the video, Tyson argues GMOs are part of a longstanding process of humans altering the planet’s biology to serve our needs. The beloved scientist obj … [Read more...]

GOP candidate claims fossil record proves humans lived with dinosaurs


Minnesota House of Representatives candidate Bob Frey wants public schools to teach students that humans and dinosaurs lived together. Frey, a Michele Bachmann ally, testified before the Minnesota Senate Education Committee, speaking against the inclusion of the theory of evolution in proposed state science education standards. The following is an excerpt from that testimony:... They like to say that humans probably evolved from bacteria that lived more than four billion years ago, but … [Read more...]

NYC medical alert: Infants infected with herpes following ritual Jewish circumcision

Metzitzah b'peh: A bizarre Jewish ritual where ultra-Orthodox clergy suck the blood off a newborn's penis after circumcision is responsible for two more infants being infected with neonatal herpes according to a medical alert issued by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The ritual Jewish circumcision, known as metzitzah b'peh, involves the practitioner, or mohel, placing his mouth around the baby's penis to suck the blood off the penis in order to “ritually cleanse the w … [Read more...]