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No, Jeb Bush Should Not Take Advice From Pope Francis On Climate Change

Yesterday, U.S. Representative Bill Foster rose to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to add his two cents to a debate over a religion, science, and climate change. Foster told his colleagues in Congress, “Last week Pope Francis challenged us to take courageous steps to combat climate change, a call to action that […]

The Religious Test for S. 1598 and H.R. 2802

There are many right-wing Christian thinkers in America who support the Republican congressional bills S. 1598 and H.R. 2802, which would allow a government worker to use the power of his or her office to withhold services and legal rights from people, so long as the government worker proclaims that s/he “believes or acts in […]

Congressional Bill Creates Special Right to Break the Law and Persecute Others, Only for those with Right-Wing Religion

60% of the Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 69% of the Republican members of the U.S. Senate are acting to narrowly protect people who use hold religious beliefs and use a combination of those religious beliefs and their government positions to persecute others.

I’m not making this up. Go read the […]

The Family Is Falling! Warns Pope Francis

This morning, Pope Francis lectured the U.S. Congress: “How essential the family has been to the building of this country! And how worthy it remains of our support and encouragement! Yet I cannot hide my concern for the family, which is threatened, perhaps as never before, from within and without. Fundamental relationships are being called […]

Yet another set of Transitional Forms, this time to Turtles

Creationists, desperate to hold on to a literalist interpretation of the Christian Bible and deny the empirical reality of evolution, have been scrabbling lately to identify a diminishing set of missing “transitional forms” between different animal and plant classes, orders, and families. As scientists identify scores of transitional forms between prokaryotes and eukaryotes, between fish […]

Christians Have As Much To Fear From Ben Carson’s Theocracy As Muslims Do

Mixing religion into politics endangers all those who seek to follow their own conscience, whether that conscious is Christian or not. That’s just one more reason that Ben Carson is too extreme to deserve anyone’s vote in his campaign for the White House. […]

Contradicting Creationists Once Again, the Fossil Record Produces Yet Another Transitional Form

“Where are the transitional forms?” — Institute for Creation Research

This week, adding to the hundreds of already known transitional forms, Brown University graduate student Morgan Turner has published his findings on the oldest known upright quadraped. The proto-reptile quadraped Bunostegos akokaensis is unique among its pareiasaur bretheren because its limbs are vertically oriented, not […]

Evangelical Christians Say They Can’t Worship Jesus Without New Government-Issued Religious Icons

Two years ago, Florida Tea Party activists were working themselves up into conniptions with the belief that “United States Postal Service—- Has Taken Lord Jesus Christ and Merry Christmas………………………………..OUT OF CHRISTMAS.” The Tea Partiers were spreading an idea that had become viral among the members of the gullible community nationwide: There were going to be […]

Lois Landgraff: Dancing On Your Grave, with Angels

Colorado Rep. Lois Landgraff shared this thought yesterday:

I’m confused. Is it better when angels do it?

Stop Worrying, God’s Got It

Dead baby on a Turkish beach? (source)

More than 100,000 flee massive floods in Japan? (source)

8,000 dead in Ukraine? (source)

7 civilians (including 5 children) killed by U.S. forces’ bomb? (source)

Thousands dead in an Ebola epidemic? (source)

What exactly has God got in these cases?


Kim Davis Protesters Say It Themselves: The Issue is Imposing Religious Law on the American People

Listen to the words and read the signs of the protesters supporting government official Kim Davis in her insistence upon taking away same-sex couples’ marriage rights and it becomes clear what the basis for their position is.

“It’s about God. That’s the main important thing.”

“God’s Will, Not Ours”

“Acts 5:29 We Ought to Obey […]