No morals.

A friend of mine just left this comment on one of my posts (the one about megachurch pastors living like kings) and I thought it needed to be shared. When I was a Christian, I used to say “if I had no morals, I’d start a porn site.”But now that I know better, If I [Read More...]

Report on the wealthy lives of mega preachers.

Inside edition did a report recently on the opulent lifestyle of mega preachers. The whole thing is depressing.  It’s depressing that people can con those who love them to that degree.  It’s depressing that so many can be so clearly and obviously conned.  But the most depressing part for me was when Kenneth Copeland did [Read More...]

Millenials less religious, a trend which points to a bright future.

Hemant posted this image from a recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute: And Hemant is right, we should pat ourselves on the back.  Religion is diminishing, a result for which many of us have worked very hard.  As the next generation becomes adults we will see the world bend more toward the side [Read More...]

Head of Mormon Church, Thomas Monson, summoned to British court on charges of fraud.

I’ve heard some skepticism about this, but I think it’s a good thing.  First, here’s what happened: Tom Phillips based his complaint on the Fraud Act of 2006, a British law that outlaws making a profit off of false representations. According to Phillips, this is precisely what the Mormon Church does — it uses statements [Read More...]

A parade of ignorance and confidence.

Buzzfeed asked people to write messages to Bill Nye following his debate with Ken Ham (I’m still working on a post carving through all of Ham’s BS, stay tuned).  I didn’t watch the debate initially, but I asked a friend how it went.  My friend responded “Bill Nye gave science lessons to an audience of [Read More...]

UN slams the Vatican for failing to protect children and more.

Well, the UN released their findings upon investigating the Catholic Church’s handling of sex abuse cases.  It turns out that for being the lords of morality, the Catholic Church kind of sucked. In its findings, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) said the Holy See should open its files on members [Read More...]

Montana diocese declares bankruptcy in the wake of hundreds of raped children.

I’m not sure it’s enough to be an instance of full justice, but it’s a start: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena, Mont., filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday to pave the way for a $15 million settlement of lawsuits alleging clergy members sexually abused 362 children over five decades, according to a diocese spokesman. [Read More...]

Courts uphold marriage equality law in Hawaii.

I doubt there will be many cries of anguish over this – the homophobes are still tripping over themselves about the marriage equality ruling in Oklahoma.  All the same: A news release from Hawaii’s Department of Attorney General reports that on Jan. 29 a state trial court judge upheld the constitutionality under both the state [Read More...]

Linda Harvey: being gay is like being anorexic.

Mission America’s Linda Harvey gave an interview to the ironically named American Family Associan’s radio show the other day where she compared homosexuality (which the American Psychological Association considers to be a perfectly normal facet of human psychology) to anorexia (which the American Psychological Association considers to be a psychological disorder).  This is akin to [Read More...]

Fischer: parenting by gay parents is a form of child abuse.

Bryan Fischer didn’t like the gay weddings at the Grammys.  He had this to say of them: “If you care about children,” Fischer said, “this thing ought to appall you because gay marriage is bad for children. In fact, same-sex parenting – I’m going to be very direct here – same-sex parenting is a form [Read More...]