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Government “Under God’s Authority”

In the news: Feagin County Sheriff Paul Cousins announced that under his orders, police officers will begin issuing tickets against all citizens who drive motor vehicles in his jurisdiction.  A member of the Amish religious community, Cousins explained that he felt driving a car would be sinful, and he would not allow sin to prevail […]

Clerk Declares Theocracy In Kentucky

Kim Davis claims that it isn’t just her opinion that makes same-sex marriages invalid. She says that, in denying marriage licenses to gays and lesbians, she is operating under “God’s authority”. Never mind that little old thing they call the law. […]

You Say Potato, And I Say Pontiff…

You say super hero…

… and I say saint…

… and a Bible isn’t anything but a comic book with more words.

A New Religious Icon For Pier One

As I saw this statue of an elephant sitting in the meditating posture of the Buddha, for sale in a Pier One store, I thought:

When are we going to see Pier One sell a giraffe nailed to a crucifix? Why don’t we see that yet? Why shouldn’t we?

[…]

News Tips for Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan on New Wiccan Crime Spree

In the wake of the little-heralded acknowledgement by Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan that a local murder wasn’t some kind Wiccan ritual after all, it might be tempting for Sheriff Morgan to back down in general from his demonization of Wiccans. Such an approach would be kind, considerate, and fact-based. It won’t put Sheriff Morgan […]

Pensacola Sheriff Reported To Abandon Claim of Ritual Wiccan Blue Moon Cult Killings – National Media Silent

Journalism needs to develop some rituals procedures of its own. Prime among them must be the practice of staying around after opening a story with an explosive article to report what actually happens in the aftermath of the blast. […]

Ritual Crime Ring In Pensacola Broken Up By Escambia County Sheriff

Four men from Moreno Street in Pensacola have been arrested and charged with crimes related to their repeated gatherings to enact a blood ritual involving animal sacrifice. […]

How Can We Know That The Dashka Stone Has A Map Of The Urals From 120 Million Years Ago?

The Dashka Stone looks like a rock with a big crack in it, and some interesting natural texture. That’s all. […]

Fact Check: Is Obama Really Possessed By Grey Demons?

Right wing activists have tried to bring the presidency of Barack Obama down by claiming that he was born in Kenya, that he was raised by Marxists, that he wears a Muslim ring and uses Muslim hand gestures. They’ve even claimed that Barack Obama’s mother was a porn star.

Now, over on the evangelical Christian […]

After Repeated Flops, Louie Gohmert’s CHURCH Act Fades Away

In 2009, Republican Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas first introduced the Congressional Hope for Uniform Recognition of Christian Heritage Act, also known as the CHURCH Act. If passed, the CHURCH Act would have:

Rejected the separation of church and state; Mandated the erection of a sign in the U.S. Capitol endorsing Gohmert’s alternative vision of […]

Five Years in, How’s the American-Muslim-Majority-in-Twenty-Years Trend Coming Along?

In 2010 and again in 2011, American conspiracy theorists insisted that “in twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. and Canada to elect the President and Prime Minister.” In the United States, that would take a population majority.

It’s 2015 now, five years in to that imagined twenty-year span. How’s the […]