Political scientists emerged from their laboratories early this morning, weary from a long night of experimentation and data analysis, with a remarkable announcement: They have at long last discovered the price of glitz – a number that has long been the holy grail of political science.
The price of glitz, they announced, is $13,298.43.
It was a simulation, but the stonings of the Bible were not merely theatrical. [...]
The oil spill is estimated to have reached over 10,000 barrels in size so far, and the cleanup may take a long time indeed. [...]
Charlie Fuqua, the Republican Party’s pick for Congress in Arkansas’ 5th District, wants the government to engage in religious cleansing in the United States: “I see no solution to the Muslim problem short of expelling all followers of the religion from the United States.”
Charlie Fuqua, the Republican Party nominee for United States Congress, wants [...]
States that prohibit atheists from holding public office have a higher average rate of poverty (15.4%) than states that allow atheists to hold public office (13.1%). [...]
The Central Arkansas Transit Authority, overwhelmingly funded by and operated on behalf of the government, tried to tell an Atheist group it couldn’t run bus advertisements because angry Christians would vandalize the buses. Judge Susan Webber Wright rejected CATA’s claim yesterday, denying the right to discriminate based on perceived (and it turns out, inaccurate) risk [...]
The Freedom From Religion Foundation got all the details right when it posted a billboard featuring the friendly face of Dylan Galos in Columbus, Ohio. The billboard, which featured the words “I can be good without God,” wasn’t posted on public land or with public money — it was placed on private property using privately [...]
Fundamentalist Christian media presence Cindy Jacobs has a theory that attempts to explain recent reports of massive bird deaths:
There are actually some patterns you can see where a nation will make a decision that is contrary to the principles of God, and after that there is some kind of answer that God gives, being [...]
Ask the National Rifle Association whether it is a partisan organization, and it will issue strenuous denials.
NRA Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Chris Cox:
The political reality is that we have President Obama, who had at one point 60 Democratic votes in the Senate and a 39-vote margin in the House. If [...]
Last summer, a small tornado caused minor damage to the steeple of a Lutheran church that had embraced equal rights for gays and lesbians. Baptist Pastor John Piper saw opportunity. Pastor Piper promptly wrote and shared a 625-word essay to his followers declaring that the tornado was an expression of God’s wrath against gay people [...]
Even if you’re willing to accept the diminished moral vision that the end justifies the means, the end consequence of the National Day of Prayer seems to be corrupt and unworthy in itself. [...]