Mormon propaganda video: if you know someone who is masturbating, tell someone before it’s too late.

Ed Brayton posted this propaganda video that has been put out by the Mormon church urging people to help their friends if they suspect they masturbate to pornography.  This, the video implies, is how “the enemy” (*raises hand*) seeks to bring misery into the lives of good, wholesome Mormons: by creating a world where spreading [Read More...]

Taxpayer dollars being used to uneducate kids.

Zack Kopplin does some of the most important work in the movement: he digs into creationism in high schools like none other.  An article in Slate the other day piggy-backed off Kopplin’s work and gave us a map where taxpayer money is being used to teach creationism.  If you go look at the map, you [Read More...]

Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals.

Here’s a great lecture I saw posted by Seth Andrews.  Christians almost always want to assert that morality comes from god, rather than from our genetic impulse toward compassion and self-preservation.  It turns out lots of animals which lack the capacity to believe in god exhibit perfectly moral behavior.  These are animals with which we [Read More...]

Study reveals most and least bible-minded cities.

The CFI must be doing some work up in Amherst.  There were also some surprises: The two least “Bible-minded” cities in the United States are the adjacent metros of Providence, R.I., and New Bedford, Mass., according to a study out Wednesday from the American Bible Society. Providence is a ten minute drive from Cranston where [Read More...]

Nigerian woman boots out gay cat.

Lots of news coming out of Nigeria today.  Ah well…it takes the focus off of Arkansas.  The gay panic is so severe in Nigeria that a woman is kicking her cat out of the house for being gay. A Nigerian woman is making some eyebrow-raising headlines after reportedly disowning her cat for “an unnatural sexual [Read More...]

Nigerian teen caged for 30 months by her parents…because she’s a witch.

At least they didn’t burn her. The grubby dungeon, located in front of her family apartment, was built with carton board and roofing sheets ostensibly to ward off the elements and gave it the semblance of a dwelling place. The less than four feet high structure could be mistaken for cage for dog. Sadly, this [Read More...]

How can Christians support insanity plea in case of woman murdering her children?

In reading more about the woman who recently killed her children to exorcise demons from them, I came across this little bit and it made me wonder: Avery was part of a dance troupe at a nearby Christian church where “her job was, as a lover of Christ, was that she was going to keep [Read More...]

The bible vs. Wikipedia.

This image made me smile.  People who write things in the 21st century are more enlightened about morality and science than writers from a particularly ignorant part of the world 2,000 years ago.  Who knew?  And if you insist that god inspired the contents of the bible, you’re just painting your all-knowing, all-wise god as [Read More...]

Pastor gets 25 years for molesting teens (and younger) on a mission trip.

So this happened: Larry Michael Bollinger, 68, of Gastonia, has been in federal custody since his arrest in May 2012. He pleaded guilty in January 2013 to molesting four Haitian girls between the ages of 11 and 16. One of the victims said Bollinger offered to pay her in food and money in exchange for [Read More...]

Repairs underway after lightning damages Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue.

We’ve all seen pictures of the Jesus wants a hug statue in Brazil. It turns out that recently god has been trying to send a message regarding the statue. The right thumb of the statue was damaged during a violent storm last week, and its right middle finger and part of its head were hit [Read More...]