John Oliver went absolutely apeshit on prosperity gospel preachers and the IRS that code that lets them get away with it. This segment is god damn beautiful: Oliver actually did make a website for his church Our Lady Of Perpetual Exemptions. I checked it out, clicking on the section that would allow me to donate, [Read More…]
Just when I thought my opinion of Mike Huckabee could not get any lower, I read this: GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee supports Paraguay’s decision to deny an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim, he revealed in an interview Sunday. In an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the former Arkansas governor argued that the Paraguayan [Read More…]
It’s not uncommon for me to hear people say of Sunday (or any day) atheist gatherings like Kansas City Oasis that they aren’t a fan because they’re “just like church.” This always confuses me because yes, they share some things that churches do (but which churches do not have the deeds) like music and hanging [Read More…]
James Dobson has written a long diatribe in Focus on the Family’s most recent newsletter insisting that same-sex marriage will result in the destruction of Christianity, ultimately comparing the effort to secure equal rights for LGBT people to, you guessed it, the Nazis. This Court decision is not about same-sex marriage, except only tangentially. Many [Read More…]
More books getting yanked from high school curricula because Christians are upset that it doesn’t reinforce their religion: According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Lincoln High School Principal Allen Burch pulled The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon after a handful of Christian parents complained that the novel did not show [Read More…]
I hate linking to World Net Daily articles, but this one about a guy starving himself to death to be like Jesus required additional commentary: A 73-year old Christian man trying to emulate Jesus by going without food for 40 days and 40 nights has reportedly died a month into his abstention from all nourishment. [Read More…]
In an effort to paint himself as an expert on the influence of religion in the Middle East and, frankly, everywhere else, Reza “religion has nothing to do with it” Aslan hasn’t been exactly honest about his academic background: Among the Islamists and supporters of Sharia law, there is one individual in particular who has [Read More…]
Ever said a bunch of stupid and offensive stuff but still need votes from people who claim to be morally superior? There’s a single platitude that can fix you right up and get them to forget about all the demeaning things you’ve said: Lap it up, religious right. There’s no way he’s being insincere and [Read More…]
KY clerk who sued the state and lost is defying federal judge’s injunction: still refusing to issue marriage licenses.
So Kim Davis, the County Clerk for Rowan County, KY (who has been married four times), doesn’t want to issue marriage licenses to gay people even though it’s her job to do so. The governor told her to do her job and she said it was her right as a Christian not to do it [Read More…]
Christian band that won’t perform near drugs or promiscuity gets into gun fight with police in Wal-Mart parking lot.
Ever heard of the Christian band Matthew 24 Now? Me either. They’re apparently a band from Idaho with very particular standards on where they perform: The Christian Post reported that the small-time band appears to have been formed in 2013 and in addition to regularly “busking on the streets of Boise, Idaho,” states that it [Read More…]