Snake-handling preacher, who believed god protects against snake bites, dies of snake bite.

It is not generally good form to report on a person’s death with amusement, and so I do not do so here.  I do, however, report on it with a tremendous sigh at the needlessness of it, with the hope that it can be a lesson for those who still live. Some people in this [Read More...]

Muslims in Syria destroying ancient relics that contradict their faith.

Just in case you thought for a second that religion welcomed facts and integrated them willingly so as to reach the most reasonable conclusion rather than protecting a particular conclusion against all change, I give you this: Islamic fundamentalists in Syria have started to destroy archaeological treasures such as Byzantine mosaics and Greek and Roman statues because their [Read More...]

Idaho bill would allow doctors, cops, etc. to refuse service to gay people.

Other states are reiterating, legally, that you can’t discriminate in America.  For followers of the supposedly most loving religion in Idaho, this is just not good news.  Something must be done, and Republican Lynn Luker is just the person to do it. Rep. Lynn Luker outlined a proposal Tuesday backed by his conservative Christian allies [Read More...]

Todd Starnes’ newest lie: humanists want to stop aid to starving children.

Todd Starnes is a reporter for Fox News who repeatedly lies to make Christians seem persecuted.  His deceptions are so egregious that even Christian bloggers here at Patheos have ripped him over it.  His most recent outright lie comes from his article “American Humanist Association demands students stop feeding starving kids.”  The very first line [Read More...]

Judge rules Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages from other states.

The tide of equality continues to rise! Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, according to a ruling Wednesday by a federal judge, who struck down part of the state ban that he wrote treated “gay and lesbian persons differently in a way that demeans them.” In 23-page a ruling issued Wednesday, U.S. [Read More...]

Bill that would allow Kansas businesses to discriminate against gay couples passes the House.

Remember that bill in Kansas that would allow businesses to discriminate against gay couples as long as they did it for religious reasons?  It passed the House. The House’s 72-49 vote Wednesday sends the measure to the Senate. Supporters describe it as a religious freedom measure. Opponents contend it will encourage discrimination against gays and [Read More...]

Another case of prayer saving the day (conveniently in the company of doctors and technology, of course).

On September 12th of last year, most Americans weren’t in church.  God didn’t send a bat infected with rabies to bite any of those people.  However, on that day 15 year-old Jenna Giese, who was in church with her family praising god, was bitten by a rabies-infected bat while omnipresent god supposedly watched on.  God [Read More...]

Elementary school refuses to remove cross.

Apparently Kansas has been reading of all the irresponsible behavior by believers in power in Arkansas, Missouri, and Alabama lately and decided they want a piece of the pie.  Here’s an elementary school in Spearville, Kansas, Kansas being a state that has already cut massively from education funding the last few years under GOP governor [Read More...]

Man who ran the virtual deaf church comes out as atheist.

Justin Vollmar has been running a very successful online church for the deaf.  Recently, in this youtube video, he renounced his faith to his followers. Signed Vollmar: Vollmar explained his decision in a blunt and blasphemous YouTube video Friday during which he renounced Christian teachings of the existence of the Holy Spirit, Jesus is the Son [Read More...]

The things that Christian Mingle finds offensive…

Rich Wisken made the best Christian Mingle profile of all time: Hi ladies (definitely not men) My name’s Rich, and I’m just a typical old school Christian dude. By old school, I mean Old Testament. Give me the wrath of God over the grace of God any day. Soft New Testament rubbish? Ain’t nobody got [Read More...]