Huckabee: elect people who will fire non-Christians.

Secular Progressive has a great post up about comments potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee made at the Value Voters Summit.  Seriously, go read the whole thing.  But here’s the money quote: Speaking at the 2014 Values Voter Summit this weekend Huckabee said: Some of you are frustrated and even upset and angry about America, and I get it. [Read More...]

Religious discrimination in the NFL needs to go.

Ugh, I can’t believe I’m writing this. So last night the Kansas City Chiefs sportsed way harder than the New England Patriots.  In that game Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown.  Afterward Abdullah, a devout Muslim, knelt in prayer: For this, Abdullah was flagged for excessive celebration and [Read More...]

Pat Robertson: violence at god’s command ok, because god commanded it. Not so for Allah.

Pat Robertson, who is big on quoting the Koran to show how Islam is an inherently violent religion, talks about genocidal commands in the old testament – justifying them, and saying that such violence was morally good because god commanded it. When Allah commands violence…well, that’s Allah, and that’s evil. How can you possibly tell [Read More...]

Ed Hensley doing great work digging into Ark Encounters theme park.

Dan Arel, who has been eviscerating Ken Ham on the regular, will be happy to see this (indeed, he was).  Ed Hensley sent myself and some others the results of an FOIA request regarding the Ark Encounters theme park being build by Answers in Genesis.  It turns out the state of Kentucky is giving millions [Read More...]

A proposed response to ultra-Orthodox Jews who refused to sit next to women on a plane.

An El Al flight from New York to Tel Aviv was recently delayed because a group of ultra-Orthodox Jews, who had been previously assigned seats, refused to sit in those seats because *gasp* it would mean sitting by women. According to the passengers who were on the plane, their fellow ultra-Orthodox travelers refused to sit [Read More...]

Ex-gay, ex-gay porn star, fundamentalist Christian explains why “Satan loves anal sex.”

Meet Joseph ciambra.  That link will take you to his website: How Our Lord Jesus Christ Saved Me From Homosexuality, Pornography, and the Occult.  I’d link to some of his previous work, but it might be too interesting and detract from this entry.  You see, Sciambra used to be a gay porn star before he eschewed [Read More...]

Christianity: prompting people to argue for the morality of watching a baby die.

If Christians and atheists can converge on any point, one would think it would be that ignoring a baby while it drowns is immoral.  No such luck, as I found out in a post from yesterday.  If a human watches a baby die with indifference, they’re immoral.  When god does?  He must really, really love [Read More...]

Student prayer bill coming to Alabama.

Ah, Alabama, my old nemesis.  We meet again. A pair of Alabama lawmakers plan to sponsor legislation guaranteeing public school students – and their teachers – the right to pray in school. The sponsors, state Rep. Steve McMillan, R-Gulf Shores, and Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, contend the bill would clarify a right Americans already have. [Read More...]

“Nobody recruited me [to ISIS], I read the Koran.”

Despite the fact that ISIS literally stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham and that its leaders are frequently justifying their actions with recourse to Islam and its holy books, I’ve bumped into several atheists who don’t think religion plays into ISIS’s misdeeds. So I thought I’d share this video I came across yesterday [Read More...]

Baby drowns in baptismal. Pastor says “god doesn’t make mistakes.”

In Decatur, AL a baby, not quite two years old, has drowned in a church baptismal. A mother in Decatur, Ala., says her prayers were answered when, after years of trying, she had a baby boy nearly two years ago. But tragedy struck when Brayden King was left in the care of his teen sister [Read More...]