Reading Time: < 1 minute Exodus International, the Christian group that purports to “cure your homosexuality,” has its annual conference this summer. Here’s the commercial for it: They don’t actually define what “change” is. They don’t mention what methods they use to “cure” you. Let’s face it: the girl in the video is headed for a lot more heartache if […]
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Why Does God Hate Crustaceans?
Reading Time: < 1 minute First the fags, now the shrimp. What do the fundies have against the shrimp? Oh yeah… Leviticius and Deuteronomy. What is their agenda…? Shrimp, crab, lobster, clams, mussels, all these are an abomination before the Lord, just as gays are an abomination. Why stop at protesting gay marriage? Bring all of God’s law unto the […]
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Humanists
Reading Time: < 1 minute Humanist Network News has a really interesting article on how Dr. King had the support of a number of non-religious people during the civil rights movement: Asa Philip Randolph, one of the historical figures portrayed in the exhibit, was instrumental in helping King organize the 1963 March on Washington, along with Bayard Rustin, a pacifist […]
You Knew This Was Coming…
Reading Time: < 1 minute Westboro Baptist Church, home of Fred Phelps, has plans to picket Heath Ledger‘s funeral. Ledger was one of the Oscar-winning stars of the movie Brokeback Mountain. ***Update***: Did anyone else know there was a site called Phags for Phelps, which argues that WBC is good for everyone because it “give homophobes a bad name. Unlike […]
Reconciling Homosexuality with Christian Faith
Reading Time: < 1 minute A new movie called For The Bible Tells Me So is now being screened in churches and theaters across the country. It was already a nominee for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival. The premise alone is compelling: Can the love between two people ever be an abomination? Is the chasm separating gays […]
Church in Trouble for Endorsing… a Democrat?
Reading Time: < 1 minute Usually when you hear about a pastor violating his church’s tax-exempt status by endorsing a candidate, the candidate is conservative, Born-Again, Republican, anti-gay, anti-woman, etc. That’s not always the case, though. Americans United for Separation of Church and State is asking the IRS to look into a church whose pastor recently endorsed Barack Obama: Obama […]
The Top 50 Atheist Aphorisms
Reading Time: 2 minutes An unofficial list of the “Top 50 Atheist T-Shirt and Bumper Sticker Aphorisms” according to… well, I’m not sure. But some are quite entertaining: Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers Honk If Your Religious Beliefs Make You An Asshole Intelligent Design Makes My Monkey Cry Too Stupid to Understand Science? Try Religion. There’s A REASON […]
Roll up, fools, for your prayer antennas
Reading Time: 2 minutes CHRISTIANS don’t half come up with some dumb and tasteless products! We were researching something completely different today when we stumbled upon a breathtakingly daft piece of religious “technology” – the Prayer Antenna. The basic version – $19.99 plus a five buck shipping charge – comprises a length of copper (or silver) wire fashioned in […]
Atheists Can’t Get Elected in Brazil, Either
Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s bad enough in America to run for office as an openly atheistic person. Apparently, it’s worse in Brazil. Few Brazilian adults would cast a ballot for a presidential contender with no religious beliefs, according to a poll by Instituto Sensus published in Veja. Only 13 per cent of respondents would vote for an atheist […]
Christian Bashing in 2007
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission (Headed by Gary Cass) released a list of the seven worst offenses of “Christian bashing” in 2007. First, the list: 1.) Colorado Church Murders — “You Christians brought this on yourselves I’m coming for EVERYONE soon and I WILL be armed to the @#%$ teeth and I WILL shoot to kill. […]