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Petition Calls for Pastor, Arrested in 2014 for Groping a Stranger, To Be Fired From Walgreens

Gaylard Williams, a former pastor from Indiana who was arrested in 2014 for groping a stranger, now works with teenagers at a local Walgreens. One man says some employees and other local residents don't want Williams working there. Do they have a point?

George W. Bush Praises Americans’ Freedom to Worship As They’d Like — “Or Not Worship At All”

I wasn't a fan of George W. Bush when he was in office, but credit where it's due: Relative to the Republican currently in the White House, Bush now seems like the smarter, more sensible guy in the room.

This Church Has Kidnapped, Beaten, and Tortured Members. Why Did It Take So Long to Expose Them?

The Word of Faith Fellowship Church in Spindale, North Carolina was home to acts of kidnapping, violence, and torture -- all in the name of Jesus. That's according to Associated Press reporter Mitch Weiss, who spoke with dozens of former members of the church and learned quite a bit about how found evangelical leader Jane Whaley operated.

John Oliver Breaks Down Why the GOP Plan to Replace Obamacare Makes No Sense At All

Last night, John Oliver set us straight on how the Republicans' plan to replace the Affordable Care Act was only going to make things worse.

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Bill Nye Are Going to Have a Conversation About Climate Change on Facebook

If the commenters on this site are any indication, this conversation about climate change between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Bill Nye is going to #BreakTheInternet.

Podcast Ep. 150: The Week in Politics and Atheism

In our latest podcast, Jessica and I discussed the past week in politics and atheism.

NC State Senator Brags About How Courthouse’s “In God We Trust” Sign Promotes Christianity

Rule #1 of "In God We Trust" signs? Says it's about patriotism, not about promoting Christianity.No one sent that memo to State Senator Chuck Edwards.

Michigan County Officials Will Foolishly Waste Money Defending Their Christian-Only Prayers

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners in Michigan don't seem to know that if they lose a legal battle, taxpayers are on the hook for the other side's legal fees...

NFL Star Kordell Stewart Sues “I’m Not Gay No More” Man for Millions Over Affair Allegations

The Christian who once declared to his congregation, "I'm not gay no more!" is being sued by NFL player Kordell Stewart, who says claims that they slept together have hurt his reputation.

Florida State Rep. Kim Daniels Rants Against Witches, Calls for Prayers on Behalf of Donald Trump

Florida State Rep. Kimberly Daniels went on Facebook Live this morning to lament the witches and warlocks casting spells on Donald Trump. Because this is a problem that needs to be solved...

Family Christian Stores Is Closing Because They Sold Too Many “Heretical” Books, Says WND Writer

Why is Family Christian Stores closing all of its locations? It's not economic forces, says one conservative commentator. It's because they sold too many books that made people question a single interpretation of the Bible.

Referring to Economy, Grant County (KY) Official Says Ark Encounter Has “Not Done Us Good At All”

Despite the promises from Ken Ham that his Ark Encounter theme park would be wonderful for the local economy in Grant County, Kentucky, the numbers haven't added up. A local official is now admitting that out loud.

Joshua Feuerstein Thinks His Prayers Will Cancel Out Witches’ Spells On Donald Trump

Christian Hate-Pastor Joshua Feuerstein heard about how witches are going to cast a spell on Donald Trump, so he wants everyone to pray to counter the hex.Because, as everyone knows, if two forms of nonsense are mixed, their powers cancel out.

White Evangelicals Are the Only Group Whose Support of a Muslim Ban Has Gone Up Since Last May

White evangelical Christians are sticking their fingers in their ears as people explain why the Muslim ban makes for awful policy and clinging to their belief that America needs to be closed off to people who don't believe as they d...

Christian Hate-Pastor: “The Biggest Problem With India Today is Hinduism”

Hate-Pastor Steven Anderson thinks Hinduism is the biggest problem with India today (followed closely by Islam). But his sermon got really weird when he offered a solution to the nation's poverty problem.

In Video, Conservative Christian Slams Transgender Students: “They Don’t Need Tolerance”

With Donald Trump rescinding protections for transgender students, forcing them to pee in the wrong bathrooms in states where conservatives have power, it was only a matter of time before Christians came to his defense with even more bigotry.

Ken Ham: Atheists Are Insecure, and That’s Why They’re Scared of Creationism in Public Schools

In a bizarre Facebook post yesterday, Creationist Ken Ham argued that atheists were indoctrinating children in the public schools by teaching them proper science.

People Are So Desperate to Remove Donald Trump From Office That They’re Resorting To Witchcraft

When singer Lana Del Rey tweeted this odd message on Thursday, it looked like a cryptic promotion for a future album.If only.It turns out she was talking about how witchcraft would remove Donald Trump from office.

Students Deserve a Space That’s Free of Religious Indoctrination

With Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos already intent on using taxpayer money to fund religious education, the question has to be asked: Why do conservative Christians have to promote their faith in every realm of life?

Christian Writer Describes the Moment When the “Sneaky Squid Spirit Starts Stalking You”

Here's one of the (many) problems with religious thinking: Even when there's a perfectly rational explanation for something, you have to find a way to attribute it to the supernatural.

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