Top 30 terrible comments about atheist soldiers on FoxNews.com

Illegal modifications to a military chapel in Afghanistan were abruptly reversed thanks to American Atheists. They had installed the only known church steeple in Afghanistan, and cut giant crosses into the doors of the 'religiously neutral' building. At night, light would emit from the crosses on the doors, shining like a miniature searchlight. Yesterday, Fox News Todd Starnes wrote an article that piggybacked the excellent NBC coverage that broke the story. These comments were all posted … [Read more...]

Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson attempts Gangnam Style dance

I'll just leave this here: www.youtube.com/embed/ScWBoZk69xE#t=132 The senior citizens are rather endearing, and it's a very healthy concept. For me, the weirdness really comes from Fox and Friends' Gretchen Carlson doing the 'lasso' part of the Gangnam Style dance. The original video has been viewed nearly a billion times on YouTube. I tired of the parodies months ago, but a slow news day at Fox took it beyond parody. There's probably a word for this. This is the type of clip that I'd … [Read more...]

If you’re so innocent, why wont you admit that you’re not?

I believe my my out of context comments at Fox News have been taken even further out of context. Here's another 'winner' in the mailbag. “We felt it was entirely inappropriate for anyone to say your current religion is wrong,” Griffith told Fox News& Commentary. So, why are you so anti-Christian? Why would you choose to burn people’s property to advance your message of aetheism? Why do you single out the Judeo-Christian God as your enemy when He is the only savior you may ever … [Read more...]

Fox News bears false witness about the Camp Pendleton cross

The Camp Pendleton cross was simply illegal, and the Marine Corps quickly did the right thing and had it removed requested a legal review. (There is an almost identical story where a cross was indeed removed at Camp Marmal very recently. I wonder how that legal review is going to turn out at Camp Pendleton... come on leadership - get ahead of this. Take this cross down too.) Existing and long-standing military regulations specifically ban this. No atheists 'sued'. A mistake was corrected and … [Read more...]

Internet forces Anti-gay evangelist Nurse out of the privacy closet

Nurse Lincy Pandithurai can't expect privacy anymore. This blog was just front-paged on reddit, bringing with it some internet culture usually found at the deep end of the pool. First of all, it was an incredibly shocking story, and you should read what that war-hero went through at the Dallas Veteran's Affairs hospital. Then you should sign the petition demanding that this nurse gets fired. The internet is a scary place. Anonymous-styled hacktivism has already spilled over into the … [Read more...]

Army Chaplain Steven Firtko ‘simply offers’ Christ to atheist soldiers

An atheist just captured a Chaplain doing the wrong thing. And he's admitting to it as part of his regular routine. The sad thing is, he is not even aware of it. His job is to tend the needs of the existing flock, not to grow it. Other than in the extremely rare context of an atheist inviting such a conversation, he has no business bringing up the (pathetic) conversion tactics like complexity (appearance of design) and "It takes more faith to be an atheist." I can't even imagine a … [Read more...]

I was just on Fox News Radio…Kicking myself for not saying:

"Thanks for having me on the show. As you know, there are no atheists in fox news - so I really appreciate it!" Wistful thinking. Maybe next time. :) Anyway, I really do appreciate the Alan Colmes Show on Fox News Radio for having me on. They were kind enough to send me a copy of the segment. Alan started off with what many people expect to be a stumper, "I don't think either side should have events..." I couldn't agree more, but I don't have a time machine to stop Rock the Fort from … [Read more...]

Threats to rape and kill atheists? Stay classy, Fox News viewers.

Title says it all. This happened a few days ago, and was buzzing around Reddit and Facebook. In case you missed it - click to embiggen. The one that catches my eye the most is this one: "I love Jesus, and the cross and if you dont, I hope someone rapes you!" by Sindy. Which of course was subsequently 'liked' by 2 more people. I'm baffled. You can't live in fear of Fox News viewers, or else the Tea Partiers have already won... or something. Seriously though, what is this? Is this a … [Read more...]

TX Congressmen to force Christian prayer over my dead body.

Texas lawmakers want Christian groups to be permitted to use Christian themes, prayers, speeches *without seeking consent* in every single military veteran funeral statewide. But that's not how the story is being told. I love being in the military, and I consider it an honor to serve this country. It makes me sad to hear about something like this. At least three Texas-based U.S. congressmen (all of whom self-identify with the Tea Party) are using military funerals for political gain: Ted Poe … [Read more...]

There Are No Atheists In Fox News

I'll just leave this here. Subtle change is very subtle. I'm all for exposing the 'No atheists in foxholes' BS for what it is. Some people prefer to counter with long winded debunking, or lists of atheist who served in the armed forces. And I like those things too. But I prefer to take the piss out of the myth with humor. Best usage: Condescending Theist: "You know there are no atheists in foxholes, right?" Sly guy: "You mean Fox-News not fox-hole. That's the fundie news network, so I … [Read more...]