An atheist Pokemon Go group.

Man, Richard Haynes has done a great job of cataloging some of the Christian craziness surrounding Pokemon Go: I’ve had a lot of fun writing about Pokémon Go recently. I told you about the crazy Christian radio host who is ignorant of how Google Maps work. I offered peer-reviewed commentary (okay, not really) of Ken [Read More…]

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Christian book or erotica?

This isn’t the first time something like this has happened: Um… Even the first line of the synopsis on the ivpress site leaves me wondering: In many ways society teaches us to try to have everything under our control. But submission is the only real form of control?  Damn, god is kinky. Is there a [Read More…]

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Ted Cruz defends religious liberty, including that of atheists, and doesn’t endorse Trump. And I still disagree with him.

Well, this was interesting: Now to be clear, Cruz’s speech still had your standard right wing fare.  I mean, at 13:30 Cruz says, “Hillary Clinton believes that the government should dictate every choice in your life: education, healthcare, marriage, speech, all dictated out of Washington.”  Of course, the crowd at the RNC (which looks like [Read More…]

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The rest of what happened today: prayers, abortion, and bible games.

I’m watching the RNC be up in arms about the anti-Trump delegates calling for a roll call vote.  In a moment I’ll have to start getting ready for dinner tonight.  The wife is dining tonight with her med school house (kinda like Hogwarts, to my understanding) and I’m her plus one. So here’s what else [Read More…]

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Pew: Fewer Americans think churches contribute to solving social problems.

Today Pew published a study showing that compared to 15 years ago far fewer Americans think churches contribute to solving social problems: Americans appear to be growing more skeptical of how much of a difference churches and other houses of worship make in tackling social concerns. A majority of U.S. adults still say religious institutions [Read More…]

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Archbishop says divorced couples must live as “brother and sister”, since remarried Catholics don’t get communion.

The Archbishop who heads the Catholic Church in Philadelphia has made it clear that divorced people don’t get another crack at a fulfilling relationship if they still want to eat the Church’s crackers and drink its grape juice: The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia is closing the door opened by Pope Francis [Read More…]

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A fun day at Ark Encounter’s “grand” opening.

It has been my absolute delight today to follow the tweetings of people at the Ark Encounter protest. For those who haven’t been following, Ken Ham and Answers in Genesis secured millions of dollars in taxpayer incentives to open their park all while claiming it was a tourist attraction, not an attempt at sectarian evangelizing [Read More…]

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Kansas police department to remove biblical decals from its police cars thanks to the FFRF.

Hrm, the news looks pretty slow today.  However, here’s something cool.  Recently the police department in Harper, Kansas (because of course, Kansas) made some questionable additions to their police cars: The police department in Harper, Kan., had placed a decal on the back of patrol cars stating: “Romans 13:4.” The New Testament verse in question [Read More…]

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BREAKING: Supreme Court rules against Wisconsin’s abortion restriction law, just like with Texas.

Back in 2013, Wisconsin passed a law like that in Texas requiring abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges: Walker signed Wisconsin’s law on July 5, 2013, and required providers to have privileges in place three days later. Privileges were to be at hospitals within 30 miles of clinics. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and Affiliated [Read More…]

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BREAKING: SCOTUS declines review of WA law that would let pharmacists refuse to sell birth control.

The SCOTUS has declined to hear an appeal to a Washington state law that would allow pharmacists to refuse to fill prescription for birth control if they don’t want to their religion prohibits it: The Supreme Court disposed of a case testing religious objections to contraception in May. On Tuesday, the justices refused to hear another one. [Read More…]

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