Youth pastor arrested on child pornography charges.

Pastor Lucas Dillon Brandenberg was, up until recently, a youth pastor at St. Gabriel Episcopal Church in Florida.  For Brandenberg this vocation was the result of getting ever closer with Jesus: In a speech to the 44th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida last year, he explained why he had become a [Read More...]

Jehovah’s Witness parents sneak their son out of hospital. Child in critical condition.

The search is on for a child abducted from a hospital by his Jehovah’s Witness parents.  The child will die without medical care: A major search and social media campaign is under way to find a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour after he was taken from hospital by his parents without the consent of doctors. [Read More...]

Pat Robertson: Robin Williams killed himself because he worshiped false gods.

I was trying to think of a way to introduce this video that wouldn’t simply be an ad hominem, but all I could think was “This man is a sick, twisted, evil fuck.” Pat Robertson, because if you don’t believe in Jesus you’ll probably kill yourself, assuming the hurricanes created by gay pride parades don’t get [Read More...]

Adopt-a-highway sign for atheists of Butte county vandalized with religious message.

Think people in California are free of religious dickery?  Nope: The Atheists of Butte County are upset after they say the Adopt-a-Highway sign bearing their name has been vandalized. Group president George Gold said someone put stickers on the sign which read “God Loves” before their name, effectively changing it to “God Loves Atheists of [Read More...]

Child raping priest arrested in New Jersey.

What if, in the wake of a priest raping your kid, instead of going to an organization that has failed repeatedly to address child rape within its own ranks you went to the police who, for the most part, have no vested interest in protecting the Church’s PR/pocket book?  Then stuff like this happens: A [Read More...]

Pastor: school saying he can’t go pray with football team is trying to turn him into an atheist.

Oh this old argument: if you’re not letting me trot onto a public school ground to evangelize you’re inhibiting my freedom of speech.  Gag me. A Florida chaplain on Thursday accused a secular group of trying to turn him into an atheist because he was no longer allowed to pray with students at high school [Read More...]

Professor Tim D. White answers creationist student.

I’m so confused.  In the movie God’s Not Dead I learned that if you question your college professor he’ll make it his life’s mission to destroy your career and embarrass you. But then I see this video from an actual biology class at the University of California, Berkeley by esteemed anthropologist Tim D. White where a [Read More...]

Kevin Sorbo: atheists are angry because they know god exists.

So…Kevin Sorbo (who was forced to apologize when he claimed the protesters in Ferguson were losers and animals) wasn’t exactly typecast as a philosopher or a professor.  He recently said in an interview that atheists are angry because they believe god exists:  God Is Not Dead actor Kevin Sorbo provided one answer to the question [Read More...]

Phoenix police arresting sex workers and giving them the choice between church and jail.

In Phoenix the police have taken to a new tactic for ending prostitution.  Keep arresting prostitutes, but give them the choice between church or jail: Project ROSE, a program he started in 2011 along with Arizona State University Prof. Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, whose expertise is in social work. The goal is simple and, many would say, [Read More...]

Teacher-led religious club at Texas middle school disbanded.

The law is very clear when it comes to school clubs: religious clubs can meet, but the faculty sponsor of the club cannot evangelize within them (just as an atheist teacher couldn’t tell a religious student they were wrong) and most certainly cannot use class time to preach.  A teacher at a Texas middle school [Read More...]