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Tennessee Legislators Introduce Useless Bill To Protect Pastors from Gay Marriage

Now that marriage equality is going nationwide, there's a looming question of how the ruling will affect Christians. (Well, okay, it's only looming in the minds of willfully ignorant people.) The answer, of course, is that gay marriage...Show More Summary

Texas Attorney General: Christians Clerks Are Allowed to Discriminate Against Gay Couples

Liberals have long maintained that if gay marriage were legalized, pastors would not have to perform those ceremonies and their churches wouldn't be obligated to host gay weddings. Now that marriage equality has gone nationwide, conservatives...Show More Summary

What an Incredible Podcast This Is…

A few weeks ago, my wife and I took a trip to California and spent several hours driving across the state to various places. We normally listen to podcasts in the car and I had downloaded Dan Carlin's Hardcore History in advance. I wasn't...Show More Summary

Thrice-Married Donald Trump: “I’m for Traditional Marriage”

During an interview that took place before Friday's Supreme Court decision but aired this morning, CNN's Jake Tapper asked GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump what he would say to gay and lesbian couples who think of him as a hypocrite for being married multiple times while claiming to advocate for traditional marriage:

What the Marriage Equality Decision Looked Like in Puerto Rico

Same-sex marriage is now legal in all fifty states, which you all know because of the rainbow images all over your Facebook feed. But U.S. territories saw their laws change on Friday, too, and the cultural and political effects of the...Show More Summary

Anti-Gay Christian Has Questions for Marriage Equality Supporters, But He Doesn’t Care to Hear Your Answers

Samuel James is the Communications Specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (of the Southern Baptist Convention). The last time we talked about him, he was telling Christians not to call out fellow Jesus-followers when...Show More Summary

It’s Not Too Late to Partake in This Historical Moment!

There’s a widespread and pretty much true idea that everybody of my generation remembers exactly where they were and what they were doing when they first heard that President John Kennedy had been shot. Yes, I do, in vivid detail. My...Show More Summary

Unvaccinated Child in Spain Dies from Diphtheria

Earlier this month, I posted about a couple in Spain that didn't get their six-year-old vaccinated even though it would have been free. That child was later admitted to the hospital with diphtheria, which hadn't been seen in the country since 1986. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Reacts to the Supreme Court Marriage Decision

Only a few more months until Stephen Colbert is back on the air. In the meantime, we'll just have to settle for some short videos, like this one reacting to the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling:

A Southern Christian Asks for Forgiveness at a Gay Pride Festival

This is perhaps the most touching, non-condescending approach to "Love the sinner, hate the sin" I've ever seen.In Nashville, Tennessee, a Christian showed up at her local Gay Pride festivities to hold up a sign with a message nobody had ever seen before, one of raw humility:

Watch Matt Dillahunty Explain How to Appropriately Use the Bible in a Debate

In the latest video for his Atheist Debates project, Matt Dillahunty explains how to appropriately quote the Bible during a debate, even if you're an atheist. (For example, arguing that the Bible says ? = 3 isn't really fair since no Christian believes that's a proper interpretation.)

The Award Acceptance Speech We Never Hear

Though Kathy Griffin, Ricky Gervais, and Sarah Silverman came close... (via XKCD)

How Did an Evangelical Church Embracing LGBT Members Manage to Upset Just About Everyone?

Most American churches seem to fall into one of two categories when it comes to LGBT rights: conservative churches that dig in their heels to defend their bigotry and welcoming ones that build progressive politics into their core beliefs.But...Show More Summary

The Sadness of Bryan Fischer

If you're ever feeling upset, just bookmark this page and take a stroll through Christian bigot Bryan Fischer's Twitter feed from yesterday. So much frustration mixed with pure rage: Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness...

About President Obama’s Speech in Charleston…

If you didn't watch it yet, take the time to do it now (transcript here):

No, That’s the Least Offensive Part About the Confederate Flag

Campus preacher and sodomite-fighter Jed Smock has his own theory about why people have a problem with the Confederate flag: They just hate Christians.

Caught on Camera: U.S. Military Graduation Ceremony Featuring Christian Prayer

During the graduation ceremony of the Army's Air Assault School at Fort Campbell (Kentucky), it appears that officials asked everyone to bow their heads and say a Christian prayer:

Atheists Sue Florida County Over Ten Commandments Monument Outside Courthouse

In February of 2014, I posted about how the Williston Atheists (in Florida) wanted to erect a pro-atheist monument outside the Levy County Courthouse where there was already a Ten Commandments monument (on the right in the image below):...Show More Summary

The Core Principles of an Anti-Gay Bigot

Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) -- an organization dedicated to spreading lies about homosexuality and one that is rightfully considered an anti-gay "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center -- just released its first draft of "Core Principles and Beliefs." So this should be interesting. How many core values just reek of bigotry?

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