Pastor who said Orlando victims “got what they deserved” arrested for child molestation.

And if you look to your right you’ll see a Christian hypocrite, a species bountiful in Georgia: A Georgia pastor and and conservative political activist was arrested Friday morning on charges of child molestation and aggravated child molestation. Ken Adkins, 56, of St. Simons Island turned himself into police at about 9 a.m., according to officials with [Read More…]

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Thanks to American Atheists’ lawsuit, dishonest organizers of National Baptist convention won’t get taxpayer money.

The National Baptist Convention is coming back to Kansas City.  All would’ve been smooth, but they asked the city for $65,000 of taxpayer money to support their convention.  American Atheists filed a lawsuit, the city decided that one way or another the convention wasn’t getting that money and decided to not throw money away on [Read More…]

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Pennsylvania House of Representatives set to give Americans United a lot of the state’s money.

Five Pennsylvanians are suing the state over being prohibited from giving invocations before House sessions: American Atheists joined with Americans United for Separation of Church and State in filing a federal lawsuit today challenging a policy prohibiting atheists from offering invocations to open Pennsylvania House of Representatives sessions. The five individual plaintiffs in the case, [Read More…]

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Texas preacher found guilty of molesting girls in his congregation.

A Texas preacher has been found guilty of sexually molesting many of the girls in his congregation: Dell Ivan Godkin, 48, was found guilty of sexually abusing one victim beginning when she was 13-years-old, and continuing until she was 17, by telling her God approved of what they were doing. “He would say lots of [Read More…]

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State Department Ambassador on Religious Freedom pens piece calling to abolish all blasphemy laws.

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…]

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The story of the charity that’s rejecting about $25,000 of atheist money continues.

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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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Matt Staver: Obergefell didn’t count, and it’s time for “civil resistance” to fight it.

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…]

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