Christian radio host sentenced for raping boy

Popular Christian radio host John Baylo was sentenced to a minimum of 25 years and a maximum of 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to raping an 11-year-old boy.Balyo, former morning host and on-air personality at a popular Michigan contemporary Christian radio station WCSG, confessed to sexually assaulting the boy and storing images of the attack on his computer.Calhoun County Circuit Court Judge Conrad Sindt sentenced him Monday to the mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison and a … [Read more...]

Agnostic student punished for dropping ‘under God’ from Pledge of Allegiance

An agnostic California high school student was punished with detention and a reduced grade after omitting “under God” while leading his school in the Pledge of Allegiance.Derek Giardina, a 17-year-old student at West High School in Tracy, California, was punished because he omitted the reference to God while fulfilling a speech class requirement that requires students to lead the Pledge of Allegiance 12 times every year.Tracy School District spokesman Sam Strube says while school leaders … [Read more...]

Crazy Christians claim Monster Energy drinks promote Satan

Monster Energy drinks promote Satan and oppose Christ?

Unleash the Beast? A good Christian woman explains why Monster Energy drinks promote Satan and oppose Christ in a video gone viral.The video is getting a lot of attention, but the claims are ridiculous. Hence, ridicule ensues.The video promotes a  low IQ conspiracy theory that has become somewhat of an urban legend among some crazy Christians: the notion that the Monster Energy logo looks like three Hebrew “vavs,”  a letter which has the value of six in Hebrew numerology.The video, sh … [Read more...]

Oregon faith healing parents on trial for death of daughter

UPDATE: Faith healing parents found guilty of manslaughterA jury trial for faith healing parents accused of depriving their daughter of life-saving medical care by choosing prayer over modern medicine began in Oregon last week.Travis and Wenona Rossiter are accused of first-degree and second-degree manslaughter for the death of their daughter, Syble Rossiter.According to prosecutors, the girl’s parents, Travis and Wenona Rossiter, withheld "necessary and adequate" medical attention fr … [Read more...]

Texas textbooks teach America is ‘Christian nation’

Liars for Jesus: Christian conservatives in Texas force false historical narratives into public school textbooks, claim the Founding Fathers based the Constitution on the Bible, and the American system of democracy was inspired by Moses.The Texas State Board of Education will vote Nov. 21 on new social studies textbooks for public schools. An analysis of the new history, geography and civics textbooks up for review reveals dozens of biased, misleading and inaccurate lessons meant to create … [Read more...]

Oklahoma Senator-elect promises Biblical solutions to national problems

Oklahoma Senator-elect James Lankford

Christian theocracy on the rise: Oklahoma Senator-elect James Lankford promises to use his biblical worldview to address national problems.The two-term Republican congressman discussed his Senate goals Wednesday with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, vowing to use his biblical worldview to address problems like the national debt.Lankford, who is a long-time Baptist minister, discussed the book of Nehemiah and the importance of retiring debt and rebuilding … [Read more...]

Christians concerned Starbucks serves lattes laced with ‘sodomites’ semen’


Would you like whipped cream with that? Conservative Christians worry that Starbucks is using “sodomites’ semen” to flavor their coffee after hearing some outrageous claims made by an anti-gay New York City pastor.The controversial leader of the anti-gay Harlem ATLAH Missionary Church, James Manning, is making news after claiming that Starbucks is using "sodomites' semen” to flavor their lattes.Manning says that the reason all these "untoward types" (gays) hang out at Starbucks is because … [Read more...]

UK majority believes religion does more harm than good

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Survey says religion poisons everything. In an affirmation of common sense and good judgement, more than half of the people in the UK believe religion does more harm than good.According to a new survey released by HuffPost UK, more than half of Britons believe that religion does more harm than good, with less than a quarter believing faith is a force for good.In addition, the majority of Brits believe religion is not more likely to make you a moral person. In fact, more than 55% of those … [Read more...]