From David Saperstein’s bio with the State Department: David N. Saperstein is the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. He was confirmed by the Senate on December 12, 2014, and was sworn in and assumed his duties on January 6, 2015. His position is what gives this, a blog post he wrote for the State Department about [Read More…]
Yesterday the story of the atheist who had his $100 donation rejected by a Baptist-run charity exploded. A GoFundMe was created to entice the charity to take the money, but they said they’d reject any amount on principle (that principle supposedly being that atheists can’t care about or help children, or that their money can’t [Read More…]
Founder of International God’s Way Church arrested for flogging two teens for “engaging in fornication.”
Bishop Daniel Obinim found out a couple teens had tried to get an abortion, which means they’d *gasp* had sex. So what was the solution? Was it to talk over their options, to make sure they had support? Nope, it was to beat the shit out of them: Controversial founder of the International God’s Way [Read More…]
Atheist has $100 donation to a children’s home refused due to his non-belief, responds in the most beautiful way.
Recently Matt Wilbourn, founder of the Muskogee Atheist Community, tried to donate $100 to the Murrow Indian Children’s Home, only to have his donation refused on account of his atheism: Matt Wilbourn says his donation was denied by the Murrow Indian Children’s Home after he asked that the home put the donation in the name [Read More…]
The rest of what’s happening: more Trump, church exodus in Norway, and mingling of Christianity and gov’t.
Here’s a bunch of stuff that didn’t make it onto the blog today, but which caught my eye anyway. The NYT editorial board published an op-ed on Trump’s tendency to breathe strength into conspiracy theories: Mr. Trump has seized on the charge that Hillary Clinton plans to win by cheating. He has said it before, [Read More…]
Matt Staver gave a talk in Pennsylvania in April, the video for which has come to light now, in which he said that Obergefell didn’t count. Why? Because his religion says otherwise. Staver takes it a step further, suggesting civil unrest is necessary to get their way: “We are coming to a place, ladies and [Read More…]
For those unfamiliar with ol’ Flip, he was the guy who lost his mind in a garbled tirade about the Charlotte trans-friendly bathroom bill. Here he is trying to disrupt the Charlotte pride parade yesterday: Not much to say here but this: play this video in 50 years for all the Christians who are trying [Read More…]
So, we all agree that child abuse and neglect is bad and, like many bad things, we have laws in place in order to prevent. However, for some things we rightly consider abuse, in many states there are laws which declare they’re suddenly not abuse if done for religious reasons, as Pew outlines: All states [Read More…]
This is entrapment. How do I not blog this? I didn’t believe this was a real thing. I stand corrected. https://t.co/72iZcW3JTo — John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) August 16, 2016 Seriously guys, hire an atheist, do whatever you have to do to stop naming your things like this: Better yet, don’t. Just…as you were. [Read more…]
Whoa, religion blazing a trail into the 21st Century: A NEWSPAPER THAT SERVES the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community took a small but significant step for women last week when it printed a picture of Hillary Clinton, partially obscured, speaking at a campaign rally in Florida. The photo was first picked up by a Jewish blog, Only [Read More…]