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“Moderate” Jordan Bans Lebanese Rock Group For Music That Contradicts Abrahamic Faiths

Et tu, Jordan?Via the Associated Press:Jordan has banned a performance by a popular Lebanese rock band on religious grounds, spurring criticism of the Western-allied kingdom, which portrays itself as an island of tolerance in a turbulent...Show More Summary

“Church Militant” Says God Gave His Mother Cancer To Cure His Gayness

Michael Voris, producer of the conservative Christian website "Church Militant," recently shared a video explaining that not only did God cure his homosexual tendencies, but that it happened through a pretty gruesome way: God gave his mother cancer, which eventually killed her, and it turned him straight.

Dad Tells Daughter He’ll Break Her Future Boyfriend’s Legs and She’s Going to Work For Jesus

While it seems most of the internet is laughing at a viral video of a father taunting his daughter with threats that he'll break her future boyfriend's legs, insisting "You're going to be a nun" and that she's "going to work for Jesus," I'm reluctant to join them.

Denver Christian Schools CEO Says the “Crusaders” Mascot Needs to Go

What does the word "Crusade" mean to you? I suspect if you ask people today, many of the explanations would reference groups like ISIS, hell-bent on spreading their faith even if there's a human cost to it.While the word had more positive connotations, at least in a Christian sense, several decades ago -- think Billy Graham -- it no longer does. Show More Summary

Ray Comfort: I’ll Also Be at the Reason Rally… to Convert All the Atheists

Christian evangelist Ray Comfort, he of Banana Nightmare fame, will be at the Reason Rally... though not at the invitation of anyone organizing the event.Comfort will be on the other end of the Mall on June 4, just away from the Lincoln Monument where the Rally is taking place, preaching and generally trying to convert anyone who crosses his path:

The Satanic Temple Weighs in on John Boehner Calling Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the Flesh”

Last night, during a talk at Stanford University, former Speaker of the House John Boehner was extremely blunt when asked for his opinion on Ted Cruz: “Lucifer in the flesh,” the former speaker said. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”

Arkansas State Sen. Jason Rapert Blames “Godless Secular Humanists” for Target’s Bathroom Policy

The last time we saw Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert, he had passed a bill to install a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the State Capitol and was trying to fundraise for it.For his latest publicity stunt, he's denouncing Target's bathroom policy which allows trans people to use the appropriate bathrooms. Show More Summary

Pastor Kevin Swanson Compares Gay People to Nazis, Cannibals

Mark Twain was possessed by the devil. The punishment for reading Harry Potter books should be drowning. Say no to Girl Scout cookies, because they lead to the promotion of lesbianism.If you can't get enough of the peculiar brand ofShow More Summary

Defying “In God We Trust” Trend, Arkansas Police Department Puts “We the People” On All Vehicles

With so many police and fire departments putting the words "In God We Trust" on their vehicles, it's gotten to the point where I stopped posting articles about them because they're a dime a dozen. That's not just a figure of speech -- I get dozens of links to stories about that happening every few days. Show More Summary

Some Thoughts on the Apostacon Financial Fiasco

When I was in college, I began an atheist group with an acquaintance of mine. I think we did a good job of running a strong club -- we brought in speakers, held debates, and helped a lot of people who didn't realize there were other atheists on campus. Show More Summary

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Blames Atheists and LGBT Individuals for His Ethics Probe

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is a perfect example of a judge who puts the Bible above the Constitution. If there's a law he doesn't like, he'll just break it because be believes himself to be above it all. That's what...Show More Summary

A New Compilation of Sam Harris’ Best Arguments and Comebacks

Here's the latest compilation of Sam Harris' best arguments and comebacks.

Why Mother Teresa Shouldn’t Be a Saint

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why Mother Teresa shouldn't become a saint, even by the Catholic Church's standards.

The Confused States of America: the Daily Show Explains the Difference Between Muslims and Sikhs

Do Americans know that, turbans notwithstanding, Sikhs are not Muslims? If the street interviews on that topic by Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj are any guide, the answer is "Sadly, no."

Family-Values Champion and GOP Rock Dennis Hastert, Sexual Abuser of Boys, Gets 15 Months

The mighty have fallen: Dennis Hastert is going to prison for a year and three months, in a case that involves his sexual abuse of at least four boys as young as 14.

Turkish Parliament Speaker Wants To Ditch Secular Law, Move to Religion-Based Constitution

I don't know a better alternative to democracy, but democracy sure can be scary. If, hypothetically, we let Americans vote in a referendum on whether they want to keep the already-porous wall between state and church intact, I wouldn't...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Picks Carly Fiorina As His Running Mate… in a Race They’re Both Going to Lose

Ted Cruz is set to announce that Carly Fiorina will be his running mate -- which, let's face it, only matters in the fantasy election taking place in his head.

Anti-LGBT North Carolina Attorney General Candidate Tells Voters to “Keep Our State Straight”

North Carolina State Senator Buck Newton, a sponsor of the anti-trans bathroom bill that has ruined the state's reputation and a candidate for attorney general, made a remarkable comment on Monday during a campaign rally:

Explaining the Evangelical Christian Boycott of Target: Liberal Redneck Edition

Trae Crowder, the Liberal Redneck, is shocked that white people are boycotting Target for no good reason at all:

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