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This Unofficial Donald Trump Campaign Song May Be Worse Than the Candidate Himself

William Tapley, the Christian singer who made a song for Mitt Romney in 2012 is back with a song for Donald Trump and Mike Pence. And if I have to hear it, you have to hear it.

Another Reason to Oppose Trump? If He Loses, Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson Will Go Into Hiding

Speaking on Breitbart News Daily earlier today, Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson said that if Donald Trump loses the election, he's going to disappear, because a Hillary Clinton presidency would lead to "depravity" and "moral bankruptc...

An Atheist Just Sued the State of Illinois for Not Allowing Secular Celebrants to Solemnize Marriages

In Illinois, the only way atheists can have their weddings solemnized is by going to a judge or having a religious leader (even one from an online church) sign the paperwork. A Secular Celebrant just filed a federal lawsuit against the state arguing that it's a violation of the Equal Protection Clause to prevent him from offering the same opportunity to non-religious couples.

Pakistan on Verge of Passing Law Punishing People Guilty of “Honor Killings”

Following last week's "honor killing" of internet star Qandeel Baloch, Pakistan's government says it will be passing legislation specifically targeting those who commit similar crimes.

Leaked Email Suggests that DNC Official Wanted to Use Bernie Sanders’ Alleged Atheism Against Him

According to a leaked internal conversation between Democratic National Committee officials, CFO Brad Marshall appears to have asked colleagues back in May whether it was possible to "out" Bernie Sanders as an atheist, perhaps as a way to discredit him to voters.

Catholic Macy’s Employee Allegedly Fired For Asking Trans Customer to Leave Bathroom

A former employee at Macy's claims he was fired for his Catholic beliefs after asking a transgender woman to leave the women's restroom. But take the story with a grain of salt since it's coming from the Catholic League's Bill Donoh...

Atheists Sue Kansas City for Approving $65,000 Grant for Baptist Convention

This September, the National Baptist Convention will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, thanks to a $65,000 gift from local taxpayers. Now American Atheists is suing the city to prevent them from going through with the illegal grant.

Atheists to House Majority Leader: If We’re Not Divided By Religion, Let Us Deliver an Invocation

On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said in his speech at the Republican National Convention that "Republicans believe in an America that isn't divided by race, religion, or gender." Now, American Atheists wants him to prove it.

Ken Ham Isn’t a Big Bad Ogre: Why I Feel Bad About Ark Encounter

Ken Ham spent several years and tens of millions of dollars making Ark Encounter a reality. So far, it hasn't been as successful as his ministry expected. While there's plenty to criticize about the Ark, step back for a moment and consider what he must be going through.

Jesus and Donald Trump: A Comparison of Their Statements

MAD Magazine just released a free ebook called MAD Dumps on Trump -- "you get what you pay for!" -- and I especially loved this spread comparing Donald Trump's statements to the words of Jesus:

Cognitive Ease: The More You Hear Something, the Easier It Is to Believe It

In his latest video, Derek Muller explains why things feel more true and comforting the more we hear them. He applies this idea of "cognitive ease" to everything from why we use certain fonts to why "going with your gut" isn't always a bad idea.

Donald Trump, in GOP Nomination Speech, Pledges to Let Pastors Endorse Candidates from Pulpit

According to the leaked version of Donald Trump's RNC speech tonight, the Republican presidential candidate will include a section about how he plans to repeal the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits churches (and other non-profits) from making political endorsements.

Pastor Mark Burns Delivers Another Loud, Angry Sermon at the RNC

South Carolina pastor Mark Burns delivered another angry sermon tonight at the Republican National Convention. He made the most of the opportunity, going ALL CAPS throughout the speech, taking everything up to 11, and inadvertently creating atheists all over the country. (I hope.)

KY Governor: Taxpayer-Funded Religious Foster Homes Should Be Able to Promote Christianity

A case that never seems to end took another strange turn this week after Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin argued that staffers at taxpayer-funded religious foster homes should be able t proselytize to children in their care.

NBA Moves All-Star Game from Charlotte Due to North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law

The NBA announced this afternoon that it would move the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, where it was originally scheduled, to a soon-to-be-named city due to North Carolina's discriminatory HB 2 law, which "bans local municipalities from enacting non-discriminatory ordinances designed to protect" LGBT people.

Based on How the Jewish Year Is Written In Hebrew, It’s Clear the Messiah Is About to Arrive

How do you know the Jewish Messiah's long-awaited appearance is nigh? Because ???”?. (Obviously.)

Rocker Jack White’s Next Project Involves Carl Sagan and Outer Space

Next week, rocker Jack White (previously of The White Stripes) plans to make an announcement through his Third Man Records group that appears to have something to do with Carl Sagan and space.

Can Religion Solve Social Problems? Fewer Americans Than Ever Before Say Yes

Can churches and other places of worship provide meaningful solutions to social problems? A record number of Americans no longer believe it, reveals a new Pew poll.

Bryan Fischer: By Letting Muslim Give Prayer at RNC, Republicans Invited “Demon-God” Into Party

Referring to Sajid Tarar, head of American Muslims for Trump, who delivered the closing prayers at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night, Christian Right leader Bryan Fischer argued that Republicans had "collectively committed the sin of idolatry." And then it got worse.

A Christian Theme Park in Florida is Losing Money Fast

A Christian theme park is losing money so fast, its owners are about to auction off property that includes nativity statues and angel's wings. (It's not Ark Encounter. Sorry to get your hopes up.)

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