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A Rant About the Man in Charge

I'm sick of the obvious hypocrisy, the never-ending stream of lies, the cult of personality, and so much more...

Cheating Principal Who Attributed Kids’ High Test Scores to Prayer Receives Harsh Punishment

A Mississippi elementary school principal who helped her students cheat on standardized tests, then attributed their high scores to her prayers, will not be able to teach or serve as an administrator for 20 years.

Anti-Gay Activist Condemns “Queer Dance Party” Near Mike Pence’s Home, Calling It “Morally Corrupt”

They danced in support of LGBT rights, which Christian Right activist Peter LaBarbera called hateful, intolerant, and morally corrupt.

The Christian Spectrum of U.S. Presidents

Who said the U.S. presidents aren't religiously diverse? The Pew Research Center shows us that they run the gamut from Christian to other-kinds-of-Christian.

We’re Going to Need More Exorcisms…

I can't decide if it's harder or easier to perform an exorcism when the devil never hides below the surface.

New Documents Show the CIA Once Believed Mentalist Uri Geller Really Had Special Psychic Powers

According to newly released documents that the CIA just declassified, federal agents once thought mentalist Uri Geller really had supernatural powers.

Former RI State Rep. Who Called Teen Atheist an “Evil Little Thing” Arrested for Embezzlement

Rhode Island State Rep. Peter Palumbo, who once called teen atheist activist Jessica Ahlquist an "evil little thing," just got arrested on charges of embezzlement.

The Words We Didn’t Hear in Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address

Donald Trump's inauguration speech is in the history books, and it was jarring for how dark it seemed. But it's worth pointing out what Trump didn't say.

Creationists Mock Neil deGrasse Tyson for Saying We Come from Stardust

The Creationists at Answers in Genesis have a brand new not-even-cable-access worthy TV show and they spent part of the first episode ripping on Neil deGrasse Tyson and laughing about climate change.

Separate of Church and State? Not Today, That’s For Sure

There was plenty of God talk during the Inauguration festivities, with bibles, religious oaths, and multiple invocations. And it's not going to stop there.

Former Christian to Evangelicals Who Feared Obama: “Today Is the Day You Are Proven Wrong”

These are some powerful remarks from a former Christian to his fellow evangelicals: You were wrong about Barack Obama and you continue to be wrong about Donald Trump. So why should anyone take you seriously?

Televangelist Jim Bakker: Those Joining the Women’s March on Washington Want to “Kill Their Babies”

Televangelist Jim Bakker and his guest said on his show this week that Trump was a born again Christian, his presidency would be incredible, and women protesting on Saturday just wanted to "kill their babies."

Donald Trump’s Faith-Obsessed Cabinet in a Nutshell

In case you need a reminder of what several of Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees have in store for us, here's a glimpse at what they've said or done regarding religion:

Illinois School District Apologizes After Basketball Coach Joins Students in Post-Game Prayer

Another Illinois high school has been called out after a coach participated in a post-game prayer, effectively coercing students into joining along. At least the district apologized.

A Conservative Christian Blogger Was Wrong to Condemn Meryl Streep’s Call for Empathy

While Meryl Streep's speech at the Golden Globes was widely seen as a denunciation of Donald Trump, it was really a call for more empathy and kindness in the world. It was the sort of thing Jesus spoke of in the Sermon on the Mount. So why would a conservative Christian blogger be so against it?

Anti-Gay Pastor: Highlights Magazine is No Better Than ISIS For Showing Gay Parents in Its Pages

Highlights, the magazine for kids, will soon include gay couples in its pages as a way to showcase diversity. Anti-gay Pastor Kevin Swanson isn't handling the news well, saying on his radio show that the magazine was no better than ISIS.

Atheists Sue West Virginia School District Over 75-Year-Old Bible Indoctrination Classes

A West Virginia school district has been offering a class on the Bible for 75 years... but rather than teach the book as literature, they're preaching it as if the kids were in Sunday School. That's why atheists are suing the District to stop the illegal curriculum.

We’re Not Atheists Just Because Some of You Are Bad Christians

We all know Christians who are jerks, bigots, and hypocrites. But contrary to what some apologists say, that's not why we're atheists.

Religious Right Leaders Are Furious at Right Wing Watch for Quoting Them Verbatim

Somehow, sharing clips of things conservatives say (without any modification) is equivalent to spreading fake news...

Evangelist Franklin Graham Quotes MLK in Post About the Struggles American Christians Face

Notoriously out of touch with reality, evangelist Franklin Graham didn't disappoint on Martin Luther King Day by quoting the civil rights leader in a Facebook post all about how hard Christians in America have it.

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