April 2, 2014

Controversy at a Catholic High School in Charlotte, North Carolina after Sister Jane Dominic Laurel told students that masturbation causes homosexuality at a school wide assembly last week. Sister Laurel, a professor of theology at Nashville’s Aquinas College, is being widely condemned after forcefully denouncing homosexuality with outdated statistics, prejudiced stereotypes and other extremist claims. A Charlotte Catholic student describes the lecture: She started talking about how gays [sic] people are gay because they have an absent father figure, and therefore… Read more

April 2, 2014

In a breathtaking display of ignorance, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) claims that the constitutional separation between church and state is meant to be a “one-way wall” where the “church plays a role in the state.” In a recent promotion for a World Net Daily sponsored Christian TV event called “Washington: A Man of Prayer,” Gohmert demonstrated an astonish lack of knowledge about the constitution he has sworn to uphold. Discussing Thomas Jefferson, Gohmert made the following absurd claim: “(Separation of… Read more

April 1, 2014

Lego’s new line of Monster Fighters and Zombie mini-figures are tools of Satan that can destroy a child’s soul according to a popular Polish priest. Father Slawomir Kostrzewa claims Lego is, in fact, a tool of Satan that can lead children to the dark side and destroy their souls, saying its miniature depictions of vampires, ghosts and werewolves are turning children over “to the dark side.” Speaking in a Lent service directed at parents in the Polish town of Wolsztyn,… Read more

April 1, 2014

In a particularly odious development, Saudi Arabia has introduced a series of new laws defining atheism as terrorism. The laws feature lengthy prison sentences for anyone “calling for atheist thought” or “calling into question the fundamentals of Islam,” according to a report issued by Human Rights Watch. Media reports indicate the regulations place secular citizens who commit “thought crimes” in the same category as violent terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah. The sweeping new laws threaten up to 20… Read more

April 1, 2014

In a victory for whales, the United Nation’s highest court has ordered Japan to halt whaling in the Antarctic. The court ruled the hunt can not be justified for scientific research purposes, despite Japan’s arguments to the contrary. Critics have insisted all along that the whale hunts were never scientific, and that claiming the whaling was justified for scientific research purposes was only a “ruse” to skirt the prohibition against commercial whaling. The International Court of Justice ruled Monday that… Read more

March 31, 2014

Controversial billboards in Ohio reading “Jesus is Muslim” are driving some Christians crazy, and drawing protests from local Christians who say Muslims are “hijacking” the name of Jesus. Right Wing Watch reports a group of passionate Christians turned out in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend to rail against “the evil spirit of Islam” by declaring that America “is the Lord’s house,” and calling the billboards “slander” and “blasphemy.” “Although we support the Islamic community’s right to free speech, as well as… Read more

March 31, 2014

Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, offers a profound and eloquent response to a little girl’s question about being bullied for being a nerd. During a panel discussion at Denver’s Comic Con last June a little girl asked Wheaton “When you were a kid, were you called a nerd and how did you deal with it?” Wheaton’s awesome response to the poignant question went viral over the weekend. The following is an excerpt from… Read more

March 30, 2014

In a blasphemous but hilarious Saturday Night Live monologue, Louis CK denies heaven, insults atheists, and suggests God is a homicidal maniac. On his second run as an SNL host, Louis CK asked the existential question: if God is known as “Our Father,” then where the hell is “Our Mother”? “Where is our mom? Where’s our mom?” he wondered. “What did he do to our mom? Someone’s gotta check the trunk of God’s car for poison and rope.” Or, he… Read more

March 30, 2014

Donald Trump is once again using his celebrity status to misinform the public and promote the thoroughly debunked theory that vaccines cause autism. Earlier this week the Celebrity Apprentice host and real estate mogul took to twitter to suggest that high dosage vaccinations are responsible for autism. Trump wrote on Twitter: “Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, and doesn’t feel good and changes – AUTISM. Many such cases!” Apparently Trump’s twitter rant… Read more

March 29, 2014

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales responds to a petition promoting alternative medicine by declaring Wikipedia will not pretend the work of “lunatic charlatans” is equivalent to true scientific discourse. The change.org petition asks Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, to “Create and enforce new policies that allow for true scientific discourse about holistic approaches to healing.” The petition goes on to claim: “Wikipedia is widely used and trusted. Unfortunately, much of the information related to holistic approaches to healing is biased, misleading,… Read more

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