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Pat Robertson Tells Woman to Avoid Her Wiccan Neighbors Because “They’ll Destroy Your Children”

Giver of all wisdom Pat Robertson was asked on The 700 Club about how a woman should respond to her new Wiccan neighbors. Should they be friends? Should she allow her son to befriend their daughter?Robertson, as expected, responded with the love of Christ: By telling the woman to avoid them at all costs before they ruin her family.

Popular YouTube Atheist Jaclyn Glenn Featured in Playboy Photo Shoot

It's not often you see a potentially-NSFW post on Friendly Atheist, so gather around.The other day, popular atheist YouTuber Jaclyn Glenn shared a link to her risqué Playboy photo shoot, part of a series covering (err... uncovering?) top YouTube starlets.

Time For 'In God We Trust' To Go

When you walk into a building owned and operated by your city, county, state, or federal government, you generally do so for a reason. Unless you work there or are just sightseeing, you have almost certainly come to this building for a specific purpose. Show More Summary

Who Knew There Was a Connection Between Bibles and the Slinky?

True story: The inventor of the Slinky used his wealth to translate the Bible into little-known languages.Andy Warner tells the full story at Backchannel:

Because Terrorist Groups Need to Stop Being So Damn Intolerant

Finally, the terrorists are realizing they need to be a little more open-minded...:

Judge Asked to Remove “An Appeal to Heaven” Flag from Arkansas County Courthouse

While everyone is talking about flags that shouldn't be on government property, the Bradley County Courthouse in Warren, Arkansas is being called out for flying a flag reading "An Appeal to Heaven":

Smoker Eddie Van Halen Blames His Tongue Cancer on Guitar Picks & Electromagnetic Energy

We often hear religious people go to absurd lengths to explain things that have perfectly natural explanations. (What caused that tornado? Gay people, not weather patterns.)So when a rock star does something similar, might as well call...Show More Summary

New Poll Shows Americans Believe Faith (Specifically Christianity) is Necessary to be “Truly American”

In case you're wondering why "atheist" ranks so low on the Presidential electability list, it helps to look at new polling results revealed yesterday by the Public Religion Research Institute.When it comes to being "truly American," 69% of people think believing in God is a pretty important ingredient while 53% linked Christianity to patriotism:

A Reminder of Why Gov. Bobby Jindal is an Awful Candidate for President

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is the latest GOP candidate to throw his hat into the 2016 ring. While I'm sure readers of this site have no plan to vote for him, it's worth remembering just why that is.

10 Things I Learned About the UpStairs Lounge Arson, the Biggest LGBT Mass Murder in America’s History

Forty-two years ago today, an almost unimaginable inferno, caused by arson, burned and suffocated 32 people to death. All were patrons of New Orleans' UpStairs Lounge, a gay bar. I wrote about it in 2013 here. Over the past few days, I've been reading Johnny Townsend's 2011 book about the massacre, Let the Faggots Burn: The UpStairs Lounge Fire. Show More Summary

If We Take Down The Confederate Flag, We Must Also Ban the “Gay Reich” Rainbow One, Says Bryan Fischer

You've no doubt heard the current debate about the morality of flying the Confederate flag in the United States, particularly the one on the State House grounds in South Carolina, the state in which Dylann Roof murdered nine people at...Show More Summary

Disney May Be Developing a Film About Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin has had a rough go in theaters over the years. The most recent biopic, 2010's Creation with Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly, made less than a million dollars worldwide and was barely memorable.The Pirates! Band of Misfits...Show More Summary

New Facial Recognition Software Lets Pastors Know Who’s Not Attending Church

Since it's not enough to believe God's watching over your congregation, church leaders now have a new tool to do that work for Him. It's called Churchix and it's a facial recognition system that lets you know who's in the pews:

Judge Tosses California Lawyer’s Ballot Initiative Calling For Mass Execution of All Gays

Remember that guy in California who filed a ballot initiative (that came to be known as the "Sodomite Suppression Act") requesting the mass execution of all gay people? For only $200, Orange County lawyer Matthew McLaughlin filed a ballot initiative back in March with the following instructions:

Catholic Church Sends Warning Letter to Australian Businesses Supporting Marriage Equality, and No One Cares

Earlier this month, more than 150 Australian businesses voiced their support for marriage equality in full-page newspaper ads: Contrary to what American Christian small business owners might have you believe, marriage equality isn't just a decent ethical move; it's a smart business decision.That's what the Catholic Church's response in recent days is just a joke:

Oklahoma Legislators Are Furious That Students Can’t Pray at Athletic Events, Even Though They Can

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA), which sanctions high school sports in the state, has an obligation to follow the law -- as you would expect.More than two decades ago, the OSSAA Board of Directors approved a policy that basically said they'll abide by the Supreme Court decision in Lee v. Show More Summary

How the Cross Is Like the Confederate Flag

You can make a bad argument in support of a good conclusion. That’s how I felt reading this column “The Cross and the Confederate Flag“, written by Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention in the aftermath of the Charleston massacre. Unlike his predecessor Richard Land, who was an all-culture-war-all-the-time partisan, Moore has shown some [Read More...]

This May Be the Scariest Christian Summer Camp I’ve Ever Seen

I've heard of Vacation Bible School and Christian summer camps in general. But S.M.I.T.E. (Summer Missionary Institute of Training and Evangelism) is brand new to me. And holy shit. The application is bananas.

The Journey Away from God

Former pastor David Hayward shares his walk with God over the years:

The “Nones” Are the Second-Largest “Religious Group” in Nearly Half the World

According to the Pew Research Center, the "Nones" (people who don't belong to organized religion) are the largest "religious group" in seven countries and territories... and the second-largest group in 112 of them (nearly half of the countries in the world).

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