After attempting to kill a police officer in the name of Allah, man says our laws should reflect the Koran.

The man who attempted to murder a Philadelphia police officer last week has said he did it in the name of Allah, but the reason he gives along with that is what particularly made me head desk: Capt. James Clark, commander of the homicide unit, told CNN the suspect said to investigators: “I follow Allah. [Read More...]

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A pair of Christians survive a house fire because god thinks they’re so, so special.

I’m happy to see people survive a car wreck, plane crash, fire, whatever.  People dying for no good reason other than a dispassionate fate is a bad thing.  However, often when Christians luck out like this (we never hear from the ones who didn’t survive) they open their mouths and, with the best of intentions, [Read More...]

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Texas governor comes out in support of Christian crosses on police cars.

I wrote a while back about how Sheriff Ronny Dodson of Brewster County, TX wants to put the following image on the back window of the county’s police cars (and has reportedly done so): Now Texas Governor Greg Abbott is supporting the move, much to the detriment of the state: The governor, who had supported [Read More...]

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“God’s not dead” spray-painted over American Atheists’ holiday billboard in Colorado.

American Atheists’ billboard in Colorado was vandalized this past weekend when somebody spray-painted “God’s not dead” over it: To quote a facebook commenter: “Can you imagine the shitstorm if a church billboard was defaced with ‘God’s not real’”? One can only wonder why a person had to do this if god’s not dead.  Otherwise god [Read More...]

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Marco Rubio’s latest ad goes full Jesus.

And I mean full Jesus — there’s literally nothing else in it.  No policies, no ideas for improving the country, just Jesus.  At least he knows his audience, and he’s speaking to them.  He’s telling them he knows they care less about substance and solutions than about whether Rubio believes that the same guy rose [Read More...]

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My appearance on the God Theory Podcast: advising a secular student.

I was on the most recent episode of the God Theory Podcast to answer questions about a student struggling in a Catholic school: Enjoy! [Read more...]

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BREAKING: Judge Roy Moore orders Alabama probate judges to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

While the rest of the nation has moved on from Obergefell since it’s as settled as law can be, apparently Roy Moore still wants to kick and scream as if discrimination against gay people can return to prominence if only they throw a big enough tantrum.  Today he’s issued an order to all the probate [Read More...]

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Woman arrested for allegedly beating and robbing a disabled man when he said he didn’t believe in god.

A Louisville woman has been arrested for assaulting a disabled man who angered her by saying he didn’t believe in god: A woman was arrested at the Hall of Justice in downtown Louisville Tuesday afternoon, months after police say she assaulted and robbed a man after he joked that he did not believe in God. [Read More...]

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Catholic Church wins a big fight in the Philippines: gets the government to slash contraceptives budget.

For the past two years the Philippines have provided free contraceptives to the poor.  Now the budget for that program has been scrapped: The legislature in the mainly Catholic Philippines has axed the government’s budget for contraceptives, despite a law mandating that the state should provide them to the poor. The health secretary, Janette Garin, [Read More...]

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Methodist minister comes out as lesbian in her most recent sermon.

Here’s something you don’t see every day: a Methodist minister coming out as a lesbian to her congregation: God damn it’s a pity she spent so long without companionship because of all the religious baggage.  It’s also a damn pity she tries to legitimize it by recourse to a god who ordered her death in [Read More...]

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