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“Duggar” is Now a Verb

Courtesy of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Mike Luckovich:

Conservative Christian: Racism is Caused by Teaching Evolution

Wanna know why racism is a problem in America?Alex McFarland, a conservative Christian radio host, has the answer for you:

Missouri Public School District Sued for Taking Students on a Field Trip to a Christian Ministry

In order to celebrate their hard work preparing for and taking the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests, the eighth-graders at North Middle School in Joplin were taken to a sports complex with a climbing wall and video games earlier...Show More Summary

Christian Right Leader: If Gay Adults Are Allowed to Become Scout Leaders, They’ll Molest Your Children

Christian Right leader Matt Barber (below) is worried that the Boy Scouts of America may soon allow gay adult leaders, proving that he's the only guy in America currently associating child molestation with someone other than Josh Duggar. Show More Summary

Montana Parents Angry That Their Kids Won’t Be Going on That Creationist Museum Field Trip Anymore

Taking third-graders to a museum to learn about dinosaurs seems like the most normal field trip ever.But not when you're taking them to the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum, a Creationist haven in Montana. That's what 100 students in the Glendive School District were preparing to do on Thursday.

Colorado Teacher Sues His District Over Constant, Administration-Supported Promotion of Christianity

There are plenty of legal ways Christian students can promote their views in public schools. They can start a club. They can gather around the flagpole. They can host voluntary Bible studies. They can talk to their friends about Jesus...Show More Summary

What the Rush to Defend Josh Duggar Tells Us About Conservative Christian Morality

If you've been following the Josh Duggar child molestation scandal, and how quickly some Christians have dismissed the crime, one thing is abundantly clear: conservative Christian morality is more or less a contradiction in terms these days. Show More Summary

Watch Matt Dillahunty Explain Whether or Not Science Can Disprove God

In the latest video for his Atheist Debates project, Matt Dillahunty responds to the question: Can Science Disprove God(s)?:

Mrs. Betty Bowers Explains the Differences Between Conservative Christians and ISIS

Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, explains to the folks at ISIS that they all have plenty in common with each other.For example, they're both pro-life... in the sense that they're both "pros at controlling the lives of others."

After Orthodox Church Leader Joins Russian Facebook, He’s Greeted by Frustrated Critics

When President Obama joined Twitter last week under the @POTUS handle, he became the fastest person yet to reach a million followers. He also received a ton of racist messages. He should've seen that coming.The Russian Orthodox Church's Patriarch Kirill followed a similar path. Show More Summary

Hey, Ray Comfort: Josh Duggar Accepted Christ When He Was Seven Years Old

Remember the other day when Ray Comfort defended Josh Duggar by saying he just wasn't a real Christian when he molested those little girls? Standing by my friend Josh Duggar, as a brother in Christ. This was in his BC days. Such were some of us.We can finally say that Ray Comfort is full of shit.

Companies Pull Ads from TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting Following Duggar Child Molestation Scandal

Companies are beginning their exodus from TLC's 19 Kids and Counting in the wake of the Josh Duggar child molestation scandal.The Washington Post's J. Freedom du Lac has a roundup of those pulling their advertising from the show:

Clemson’s Head Football Coach Will Accept Award from Anti-Gay Christian Group

We've known for a while now that Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney is a Christian who proselytizes on the job. His players have had baptisms on the field with staff participation. Swinney hired a team chaplain. He sent the entire team to a Fellowship of Christian Athletes breakfast event in 2011. Show More Summary

Islamic Strife… Over Whether or Not Muhammad Wiggled His Finger

Sectarian strife within Islam is in the headlines every day. It's more than enough to make you cry. At times, you just have to laugh.Take that phrase "sectarian strife," for instance. What's that really about, anyway? I stumbled upon...Show More Summary

Jim Bob Duggar (circa 2002): Those Who Commit Incest Should Receive the Death Penalty

When Jim Bob Duggar was running for U.S. Senate in 2002, his campaign website explained his positions on the issues.Turns out he called for the death penalty for those who committed incest.That's gotta be awkward now that we know his...Show More Summary

On Inside Amy Schumer, Bill Nye Explains How the Universe is Totally Speaking to Young White Women

In a sketch on this week's episode of Inside Amy Schumer, Bill Nye makes a guest appearance to help decipher conversations about how the universe is sending us a message.Well, some of us.

Bangladeshi Government Bans Group That Killed Atheist Bloggers, but It’s Not Enough

This is the first real sign of justice we've seen in Bangladesh following the brutal killings of atheist writers Dr. Avijit Roy, Washiqur Rahman, and Ananta Bijoy Das. The government is banning the extremist group allegedly responsible for these killings:

Christian Pastor’s Wife: Josh Duggar Was Just “Playing Doctor,” So Stop Making a Big Deal About Him

Finally, we know the real reason Josh Duggar molested five little girls. And a Christian pastor's wife said it so you know it's accurate.The teenage Duggar was simply "playing doctor." That's what Carrie Hurd (under her pastor-husband's Facebook profile) said to my Patheos colleague Vyckie Garrison:

Muslim Televangelist: If You Masturbate, Your Hands Will Be Pregnant in the Afterlife

Mücahid Cihad Han, a Muslim televangelist who hosts a TV show in Turkey, received a viewer's question last week concerned masturbation. The viewer said he enjoyed it despite being married, even touching himself when he visited Mecca.In response, a flustered Han said that masturbation is a sin. Show More Summary

Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 56: Lloyd Evans, Jehovah’s Witnesses Watchdog

Our latest podcast guest is Lloyd Evans, the founder of, a website that focuses on the problems with Jehovah’s Witnesses. For most of his life, Evans was a Witness. But that changed not too long ago. Now he’s trying to help...Show More Summary

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