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Christian Right Leader: Witches Are Advising the “Senior Leadership of the Country”

When televangelist Jim Bakker is the second craziest guy on the panel, you know you're doing something wrong with your life.

Atheist Blogger Who Escaped from Bangladesh Will Receive Courage Award from PEN Canada

Raihan Abir, a Bangladeshi activist and the co-author of a book about atheism that led to the murder of his writing partner Avijit Roy, will receive the PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize (worth $1,000) next month. It's an award which is given to someone "who has shown courage in opposing restraint on freedom of expression and ideas."

Saskatchewan Man Gets Green Light to Build $1.2 Million Bible Theme Park With Noah’s Ark Exhibit

Get ready, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Officials there just approved the development of a Bible-based theme park, complete with a Noah's Ark exhibit. The park will cost the developer $1.2 million. And as if we needed the extra bit of symbolism, it'll be built on top of a cemetery.

Televangelist Jim Bakker: Liberal Watchdog Groups Are Monitoring What I Say and Killing Patriots

On his show this week, televangelist Jim Bakker talked about how there are groups -- hello, Right Wing Watch! -- that monitor the things he says because they want him off the air.Then, going full conspiracy theory, he said that people...Show More Summary

In 2008, Focus on the Family Predicted the Results of an Obama Presidency. They Were So, So Wrong.

In 2008, Focus on the Family released a document called "Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America" warning people against the horrors that would result if John McCain and Sarah Palin didn't win the election. My colleague Libby Anne revisited that letter in 2012 and she's done it again now, just to see how the letter played out after a second Obama term.

Internal Mormon Church Documents Leaked Online in Least Interesting Act of Whistleblowing Ever

Earlier today, a Reddit user began leaking a series of internal documents from the Mormon Church. But despite the cloak-and-dagger nature of the leaks, nothing damning to the Church has been revealed just yet.

The Catholic Church Acquitted an HIV-Infected Priest Who Raped 30 Girls, Say Gullible Websites

According to various news reports from shady-as-hell sources like the Daily Mail and Anonymous Mexico, an HIV-infected Catholic priest who raped 30 girls between the ages of 5 and 10 was let off the hook by the Archdiocese of Mexico.Just one problem: Father Jose Garcia Ataulfo may not exist.

This is What Happens When a Religious Studies Graduate Reviews the Bible on Amazon

I don’t remember what I was doing that night when I accidentally stumbled upon the comments section of a Bible page on (English Standard Version, Single Column Journaling edition, Trutone, Chestnut, Leaves Design, Jesus-approved),...Show More Summary

Christian Leader Explains Why He Can’t Get On Board With Fellow Evangelicals in This Election

Brian McLaren, long known as a leading voice for the Religious Left, has a must-read piece at Religion News Service about why he's breaking up with what he calls the "Conservative Evangelical Project." That is, the Christians who more or less demand that everyone vote for the Republican candidate, no matter what.

Hate-Pastor Claims Victory for Christ in Botswana After Several Members of His Church Are Deported

Pastor Steven Anderson, fresh off getting deported from Botswana where he was in the middle of a "soul-winning" trip, is now doing a damage control tour. Yesterday, he declared "victory" after getting kicked out of the country, as if...Show More Summary

Christians Put Hands on Donald Trump To Protect Him From “Concentrated Satanic Attack”

Yesterday, at the Midwest Vision and Values Pastors Leadership Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, a group of Christians put their hands on Donald Trump to protect him from Satan. Because cartoon villains are nothing without their imaginary shields.

The Six Biggest Takeaways from a New Study Documenting the Amazing Rise of Non-Religious Americans

A new study released today by the Public Religion Research Institute documents the incredible rise of religiously unaffiliated Americans ("Nones"), but also offers up some sobering truths about this diverse group of atheists, agnostics, and people who believe in God but don't subscribe to any organized religion.

Here Are 10 Ways Humans Are Still Evolving

Did you know humans are still evolving today? We are! (Even in Kentucky.)In this entertaining video, Sally Le Page and Matthew Santoro explain several ways we've adapted as a species.

Skepticon, the Free Atheist Conference in Missouri, Could Use Your Support

The free, massive, amazing Skepticon conference in Springfield, Missouri takes place November 11-13, and registration is already open. (You'll want to sign up before all the seats fill up, even though there's no cost.)Keep in mind that the reason it's free is because generous atheists are willing to make donations to cover the costs. Show More Summary

It Takes More Than Logic to Make Sense of the World

In his latest video, Brian Keith Dalton (a.k.a. Mr. Deity) rebuts an argument from Prager University which says belief in God is more rational than atheism.

Jesus Would Have Accepted the Bowl of Skittles

Donald Trump, Jr. recently tweeted a picture comparing Syrian refugees to a bowl of Skittles with some deadly ones thrown in. Not only does he lack any humanity, he doesn't understand probability, completely overstating the proportion of terrorists to people who need our help.I guess he was just taking advice from his father's favorite book.

Oregon Citizens Fight Astrology Class, Saying It Will Lead to Skinning Cats and Sacrificing Babies

In Canyonville, Oregon, a woman is asking the City Council to repeal an old ordinance so that she can teach a class in astrology. But residents complain that a repeal could lead to Satanism... which apparently means skinning cats and sacrificing babies.

Pastor Steven Anderson Declares “Victory” in Botswana a Day After Being Deported

Yesterday, Pastor Steven Anderson was deported from Botswana, where he was in the middle of a "soul-winning" trip, after he reiterated his belief that gay people deserved to be executed by the government.It only took a day for the delusional pastor to declare "victory"... because getting kicked out of a country for hate speech means he won the gold medal at the Martyr Olympics.

Florida Woman Says Cop Gave Her Ticket Because of Her Christian Faith

A woman in Punta Gorda, Florida claims a cop ticketed her for being a Christian, punishing her for a sign on her windshield that says "What Would Jesus Do."The cop says faith had nothing to do with it. He gave her a ticket because Florida law forbids vinyl signs on cars that go below a certain point on the windshield, thereby obstructing the driver's view.

Campus Preacher Who Said Women Deserve Rape Arrested for Kicking a Woman in the Chest

Brother Dean Saxton, a campus preacher who tells women they deserve to be raped, was arrested yesterday after allegedly kicking a woman in the chest. Even Jesus can't save him now.

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