FFRF catches Hobby Lobby lying for Jesus and doesn’t let them get away with it.

First, some back story: The Christian trinket-purveyor Hobby Lobby places religious holiday ads in national newspapers reaching in some cases more than 47 million readers. Hobby Lobby’s July 4, 2013 ad features quotes from the founders scattered around huge font screaming, “In God We Trust.” The quotes are meant to give the false impression that the [Read More...]

Australia has some rad politicians too!

Ok, so we can’t have the same appreciation of having scientific genius present in our government as Italy, but maybe would could have some politicians who aren’t so afraid of losing the vote of religious fundamentalists that they’ll shoot them down in a ball of flame like Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd: Added Rudd: “Sit [Read More...]

Bakery that denied service to lesbian couple is closing its shop.

Earlier this year a bakery in Oregon refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple citing their religious beliefs.  You can understand the outrage that ensued, and on Saturday they closed their shop saying they would be moving the bakery to an in-home business. But they left a sign on the door: “This [Read More...]

God will have to beg my forgiveness.

I saw this image on facebook and it really hit home. I do not understand how this is not the response of every person to travesties.  If god could cure cancer and doesn’t, allowing a person to die without pain rather than with it, then god is not anything that could be considered kind.  The [Read More...]

Hospital fighting to save a young girl’s life from her parents’ beliefs.

In Ohio there is an Amish couple with the misfortune of having their daughter stricken with cancer.  Initially the couple decided god wouldn’t help their child, but that perhaps mortal doctors could (that’s a bit of snark, they actually thought god would help their daughter but that doctors would make it more likely for god [Read More...]

Ken Ham: god’s judgment looks exactly like god’s non-judgment.

A sad thing happened at the creation museum recently (you might think “people attended”, and you’d be right, but that’s not what I’m talking about).  A lightning strike charged a piece of equipment and one of their employees touched it and got shocked.  Thankfully, his injuries were minor at most. But people asked the logical [Read More...]

Pat Robertson crossed the line ages ago, now it’s just about gawking at how far he’ll go.

You know all those other videos of Pat Robertson saying insane things?  You know: the ones you weep after watching because you realize that hundreds of thousands of people (if not more) give credence to Robertson’s opinion?  Forget about them.  This one makes Robertson’s other comments look like Stephen Hawking’s best work on black holes.  [Read More...]

Drive-thru prayer service is now a thing.

Sometimes you just need a prayer.  Not just any old prayer like when you ask god to do something yourself.  No, sometimes you need someone else to ask god to do the thing you want, because that works better. And when you need someone else to ask god to alleviate some of the suffering he [Read More...]

Did the DoD declare Evangelicals and Catholics to be extremists?

I got sent a Washington Times article this morning by a lot of people (and I’m seeing cheering about it elsewhere on the internet).  The article declared: The Defense Department came under fire Thursday for a U.S. Army Reserve presentation that classified Catholics and Evangelical Protestants as “extremist” religious groups alongside al Qaeda and the Ku Klux Klan. For those who don’t [Read More...]

Church camp defends sexual abuse of minors as “horseplay”.

(This post contains descriptions of sexual assault.  You’ve been warned) Well…this is awkward.  A counselor at a church camp in Tennessee has been accused of…well…read the excerpt (if you have a strong stomach and don’t mind the word “penis”): The Chattanooga Times Freepress reported that Vineyard Community Church Camp Counselor, Zachary Anderle, was charged with [Read More...]


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