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  • Atheists Unhappy With White House Bible Study

    08/05/2017 7:28:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/04/2017 | BY: Andrew Kugle
    Atheist groups are unhappy with President Donald Trump for allowing a weekly Bible study to take place in the White House.The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) said the Bible study might even be an illegal use of taxpayer funds, the Washington Times reported Thursday."If those officials want privacy, the solution is pretty damn simple: Study the Bible in your private capacity, not in your official capacity and at your government desk," the group said in a statement Thursday. "Do it on your time, not the taxpayers'. In short, get off your knees and get to work."The person behind the Bible...
  • In US, 76% Still Believe God Had Hand in Creating or Guiding Man [Gallup]

    05/28/2017 7:53:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 25, 2017 | 4:24 PM EDT | Michael Morris
    A recent Gallup poll shows that 76 percent (76%) of U.S. adults believe that God had a hand in creating man in his present form or guiding man as he developed. According to Gallup, “[t]he percentage of U.S. adults who believe that God created humans in their present form at some time within the last 10,000 years or so — the strict creationist view — has reached a new low. Thirty-eight percent of U.S. adults now accept creationism, while 57% believe in some form of evolution.” […] Today, of the U.S. adult respondents, 76 percent said they believe God had...
  • ‘Separation of Church and State!’: Leftist Activists Disrupt Michigan Town Hall

    04/21/2017 4:06:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | April 21, 2017 | Adelle Nazarian
    A group of leftist activists wearing pink pussy hats disrupted a Christian opening prayer at Rep. Jack Bergman’s (R-MI) Thursday evening town hall in Gaylord, Michigan, shouting, “Separation of church and state!” as other constituents stood with their heads bowed in respect. Dr. Derek Hagland, the assistant pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Michigan’s First District, had just taken the stage to recite an invocation when activists began chanting, “Separation of church and state!” to disrupt him: “This guy was giving invocation,” Rep. Bergman’s communication director Farahn Morgan told Breitbart News. “He was not necessarily party affiliated in any way....
  • Atheist who fought Illinois laws dies in small plane crash

    12/12/2016 11:40:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2016 11:14 PM EST
    An Illinois man who was one of the better-known atheists in the country and an activist for keeping religious and government affairs separate died in a plane crash last week, officials said Monday. The McHenry County coroner said an autopsy Monday revealed that Robert I. Sherman, 63, of Poplar Grove, died from multiple crash injuries. Authorities said Sherman was piloting a small plane that crashed into a cornfield either Friday night or Saturday morning. The crash is under investigation. Sherman was an outspoken atheist and critic of using state money for religious purposes and having religious displays in public spaces....
  • First meeting of the After School Satan Club in the U.S. brings protesters to Portland

    11/16/2016 8:39:49 PM PST · by Be Careful · 18 replies
    The first official meeting of the After School Satan Club in the United States took place Wednesday at Sacramento Elementary School in Portland, drawing national members of the Satanic Temple and Catholic protesters from a group based out of Pennsylvania. "The club is here to contrast the presence of the evangelical Good News Clubs, which are here specifically to proselytize to children," said Lucien Greaves, the Satanic Temple's national co-founder, who was on hand for the first official meeting of the club, an open house for parents, students and staff. Members of the press were not allowed to attend. The...
  • How the Atheists Rage That Donald Trump Triumphed in the President Election

    11/13/2016 8:08:47 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 18 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 13, 2016 | JP
    “Nov. 8 was a game changer – and not for our essential work.” So lamented husband and wife atheists Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-presidents of the so-called Freedom from Religion Foundation, which is based in Madison, Wisconsin and which claims 23,500 members nationwide. In fact, there was much weeping and gnashing of teeth within the nation’s anti-God community in the wake of Donald Trump’s seemingly improbable election this past week as America’s next president. “Mr. Trump has made a number of statements,” decried David Silverman, president of American Atheists, “that has given millions of Americans who value constitutional...
  • Atheists Fear Hotel Bible Might Cause Spontaneous Conversion

    09/02/2016 4:22:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | September 1, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    The Good Book has been banished from rooms at a hotel operated by Arizona State University. The religious cleansing of the Thunderbird Executive Inn took place after the Freedom From Religion Foundation complained. It was a story first reported by Billy Hallowell of Deseret News. “Providing Bibles to Inn guests sends the message that ASU endorses the religious texts,” attorney Madeline Ziegler wrote to the university. The FFRF is a group of perpetually offended atheists and agnostic whack-a-doodles from Wisconsin. They are very unpleasant and very litigious people. “State-run colleges have a constitutional obligation to remain neutral toward religion,” Ziegler...
  • U. of Miami starts nation’s first chair for study of atheism

    06/05/2016 2:58:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    seattle times ^ | 5/20/16 | L. Goodstein
    ...the University of Miami received a donation in late April from a wealthy atheist to endow what it says is the nation’s first academic chair “for the study of atheism, humanism and secular ethics.” ...established after years of discussion with a $2.2 million donation from Louis Appignani, a retired businessman and former president and chairman of the modeling school Barbizon... ....“I’m trying to eliminate discrimination against atheists,” said Appignani, 83, a Florida resident. “So this is a step in that direction, to make atheism legitimate.” ....It took some persuading for the University of Miami to agree to create a chair...
  • Penn Jillette: Time for Atheists to Stand up and be Counted

    06/04/2016 12:51:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/2/16 | Penn Jillette
    This weekend on the Mall in Washington, a bunch of atheists — tens of thousands, including me -- will get together just to be counted as not having a personal god. Why? Whether the pollsters bemoan it or celebrate it, the percentage of Americans who are losing their religion is rising. And in a presidential election year, candidates need to take note. Two of those remaining, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, still give lip service to being religious -- even if many on either side of religion don't believe them or want to claim them. (Why would this be the...
  • Christian Conservative speaks out against Ted Cruz

    04/24/2016 7:04:13 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 103 replies
    Melanie M wrote: I am a Christian Conservative and have very strong opinions of political stances. The republican party is not an entity it is people, no people no party so they better get their crap together. Christian is not what you do it is who you are and though we may disagree on scripture, doctrine or interpretation no one has the right to question another persons salvation experience or their Christianity. I find Ted Cruz dishonest and manipulative in this race. His Christian roots untraceable and his rhetoric unstable. Donald Trump may not always meet the mark as politically...
  • Franklin Graham: It's open season on Christians in America

    01/12/2016 4:28:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 12, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Franklin Graham is a voice crying in the wilderness. "I believe we are perilously close to the moral tipping point for the survival of the United States of America," Graham wrote in Decision magazine. "I refuse to be silent and watch the future of our children and grandchildren be offered up on pagan altars of personal pleasure and immorality." The Supreme Court has already redefined marriage. The nation has become a killing field for Islamic radicals. And Christians have become targets for practicing their First Amendment rights. "There now exists deep-seated antagonism and hostility toward Christianity in every seat of...
  • School stops saying 'God Bless America' after ACLU threat

    01/06/2016 5:36:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 6, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    For more than a decade boys and girls at Glenview Elementary School would start the day by gathering on the playground to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. The children of Haddon Heights, New Jersey would conclude their patriotic service by saying "God bless America." It was a tradition birthed by two kindergarten teachers in the aftermath of the Muslim terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 - a way to honor those who lost their lives on that terrible day. But that tradition ended Monday - thanks to the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey. The school's principal sent a...
  • Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum in Chandler following church vandalism, theft

    11/25/2015 2:48:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | November 25, 2015 | Becca Smouse
    CHANDLER - A pastor was hoping to start a community conversation on racial equality when he and his predominantly white congregation installed a sign supporting the Black Lives Matter movement outside their Chandler church. Among the first people they heard from were vandals, who altered and then stole the sign. "(Congregation members) were sad, but not resigned," said the Rev. Andy Burnette of the Valley Unitarian Universalists. "To see that it's still controversial to say black lives matter saddened some of those folks." A "Black Lives Matter" banner was hung in early November with more than 100 signatures from members...
  • 7th Graders Forced To Deny God Is real, Or Take Failing Grade (video)

    10/27/2015 5:41:35 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 14 replies
    liveleak ^ | 10-27-15
    7th Graders Forced To Deny God Is real, Or Take Failing Grade
  • For Leftists, It's Open Season on Christians

    06/16/2015 5:13:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    If you doubt that Christians are fair game for ridicule by the cultural left, take a look at the hit piece on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia by Jeffrey Tayler for Salon. I can't decide which is worse, the title or the subtitle. The title: "Antonin Scalia is unfit to serve: A justice who rejects science and the law for religion is of unsound mind." The subtitle: "The justice claims to be an originalist, but his real loyalty is to religion and a phony man in the sky." The writer is trying to be cute, but don't conclude that any...
  • I’m a Presbyterian Minister Who Doesn’t Believe in God

    03/21/2015 7:33:01 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 116 replies
    Patheos ^ | March 17, 2015 | John Shuck
    “How can you call yourself a Christian, let alone a minister?!” I get asked that question frequently and the questioner is hostile more often than not. Still, I like to answer it if I believe the questioner is sincere. Though I self-identify as a Christian and I am an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), I raised eyebrows a few years ago when I posted an article on my website about how my personal beliefs don’t align with those of most Presbyterians. For example, I believe that: - Religion is a human construct - The symbols of faith are...
  • Watchdog Group Releases Anti-Christian-Bigotry Map

    03/04/2015 4:37:12 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 3 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 3/2/2015 | Matt Barber
    See Map Here: http://www.afa.net/bigotrymap In 2007, and with that same nauseating arrogance that has come to define him, then presidential candidate Barack Obama duplicitously quipped, “I am absolutely convinced that culture wars are just so ’90s. Their days are growing dark.” Dark, indeed. America’s soon-to-be cultural-Marxist-in-chief would then spend the greater part of a decade waging war against our nation’s Judeo-Christian culture and heritage at levels, and in ways, unseen in our storied history. Today, his anti-Christian crusade continues unabated. In fact, and with less than two years left to complete his baleful conspiracy, this neo-pagan extremist has begun to...
  • 11 SiIlly Things That Some Atheists Say

    02/28/2015 8:40:57 AM PST · by Heartlander · 69 replies
    Historical Jesus Studies ^ | Feb 27, 2015 | James Bishop
    11 silly things that some atheists say. February 27, 2015 · by James Bishop · in Articles, Atheism. · Introduction: The atheist that this blog article is briefly referring to is the fundamentalist head-in-the-sand, fingers-in-their-ears type, which contrary to atheism makes up the majority of the religion hating New Atheists. My last point, point 11, addresses Stephen Hawking but I want to make it clear that I do not view him as a fundamentalist atheist like Richard Dawkins, or Sam Harris would be. Although I, alongside many, disagree with Hawking and his conclusions, I don’t take anything away from his...
  • Richard Dawkins: Children need to be "protected" from religion

    02/25/2015 5:36:23 AM PST · by Heartlander · 30 replies
    Irish Times ^ | February 24, 2015 | Joe Humphreys
    Richard Dawkins: Children need to be ‘protected’ from religion ‘You have to write off those people’ who put the Bible ahead of science, author says Children need to be “protected” from religious indoctrination in schools, biologist and atheist campaigner Richard Dawkins has said, backing a campaign by Atheist Ireland to overhaul our education system.Speaking to The Irish Times in advance of a public talk at Trinity College Dublin on Tuesday evening, Prof Dawkins said: “There is a balancing act and you have to balance the rights of parents and the rights of children and I think the balance has swung...
  • Anti-Christian Activist: God Raped Mary

    01/05/2015 7:34:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2015 | Matt Barber
    One of the secular left’s latest windmills at which to tilt is America’s fanciful “rape culture.” There is a universal ethos of violence against women, as they imagine it, that stems from a millennia-old global patriarchy chiefly derived from religion in general and Judeo-Christianity in particular (another of their pet nemeses). Paradoxically, these “progressive” Don Quixotes actually believe in said “rape culture,” something that, outside of Islam, does not exist, while they disbelieve in their Creator, Christ Jesus, who both did and does exist. Exhibit A, of course, is the now-debunked UVA fraternity gang-rape hoax concocted in the disturbed minds...