The Self-Inflicted “Religious Persecution” Of An Assistant High School Football Coach

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in In The News, Rants from Horus | Comments Off on The Self-Inflicted “Religious Persecution” Of An Assistant High School Football Coach

The Self-Inflicted “Religious Persecution” Of An Assistant High School Football Coach

A lot of folks seemed to be pretty uncomfortable when I shared a link to a story about Joe Kennedy, an assistant football coach in Bremerton, WA being suspended after months of refusing to follow the district’s policies regarding public prayer on the fifty yard line after home games. In short, I received a number of angry notes accusing me of being an “atheist extremist” who is trying to “take away religious freedoms.” Uhm… no. I was simply pointing out the following: 1. There are dozens of Christian...

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GOD COPS: New Motto Graces Police Cars

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in In The News, Rants from Horus | 42 comments

GOD COPS: New Motto Graces Police Cars

This week, Sheriff Doug Rader proudly announced that all law enforcement vehicles in Stone County, MO (just outside of Branson) would be adorned with the department’s new motto. Was it, “To Protect and to Serve“? Nah… Was it the nation’s original, simple, and unifying national motto, “E Pluribus Unum” – “out of many, one“? Nope. Instead, in 2015, the publicly elected Sheriff of Y’allqaeda took it upon himself to follow an example set by past theocrats, Eisenhower and Truman...

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Pastors On The Prowl – A Wake-Up Call For Christian Families

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in In The News, Rants from Horus | 18 comments

Pastors On The Prowl – A Wake-Up Call For Christian Families

What do these fifty pastors have in common? They were all considered to be “men of God” by their congregations right until the moment police arrived and they made the local news in the month of May for horrific crimes against children – most of whom were members of their own churches. Many of the crimes took place on church property with several victims over the course of many years. OBLIGATORY DISCLAIMER: This post is not about making generalizations in order to shame an entire faith, but to raise awareness in an effort to...

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Louisiana – A Proud Tradition Of Discrimination and Ignorance?

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in In The News, Rants from Horus | 2 comments

In case you missed it yesterday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal issued an emergency executive order to overturn a landslide house committee vote of 10-2 against the state’s proposed “Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act” (one of the right-wing’s latest “Right To Discriminate” laws). What’s the emergency, Governor? Are those pesky negroes riding buses again? Are the women folk trying to vote? Are non-Christians holding public meetings? Or, are two humans simply trying to [insert any action of daily...

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Empty Pews: Record-Breaking Decline Of Christianity In The U.S.

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in In The News | 5 comments

Empty Pews: Record-Breaking Decline Of Christianity In The U.S.

The Pew Research Center has released the results from their latest extensive survey of over 35,000 adults and America’s Changing Religious Landscape is not looking good for Christianity. When compared to the previous landmark study seven years ago, the number of Americans who self-identify as Christian dropped a significant 8 points, from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent – the lowest saturation of Christianity in U.S. history. Conversely, those who consider themselves to be “unaffiliated” (atheist, agnostic, or...

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Governors Proclaim Day of Reason (in direct contrast to National Day Of Prayer)

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in In The News | 10 comments

Governors Proclaim Day of Reason (in direct contrast to National Day Of Prayer)

I would like to personally congratulate Governor Pete Ricketts of Nebraska and Governor Jack Markell of Delaware for proclaiming today, May 7, 2015 as their state’s official Day of Reason! I would also like to recognize United States Representative Mike Honda (CA-17) who introduced U.S. House Resolution 228, the very first National Day of Reason resolution to ever be brought before Congress! These actions send quite a strong message – in direct contrast to the religious grandstanding of the federally mandated National Day of...

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When “Obscene Pornography” Proves An Awkwardly Obvious Point (about “Religious Freedom” in Public Schools)

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in In The News, Weird | 30 comments

When “Obscene Pornography” Proves An Awkwardly Obvious Point (about “Religious Freedom” in Public Schools)

[WARNING: NOT SATIRE] It has been an interesting couple of days – angry parents, principals, police, media, threats of lawsuits and physical violence. Over what, you might ask? Toward the end of this post, I will finally reveal the uncensored illustration of a Bible story that has been deemed by some to be “obscene pornography.” But first, a little back story and some context… A couple of weeks ago, a third grade public school teacher handed out Gideon Bibles to her students in class which caused a bit of an uproar...

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Mr. Pruitt, Your Bibles Are On The Way!

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in GET INVOLVED, In The News | 21 comments

Mr. Pruitt, Your Bibles Are On The Way!

[ UPDATE: Apparently some folks in Oklahoma didn’t appreciate our donations.] Mr. Attorney General, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for defending the need for Biblical literacy among today’s youth in our country with your official letter to superintendents of public schools regarding the distribution of Bibles on public school grounds shortly after a third grade teacher handed Bibles out to her class in Duncan OK. I mean, sure, I get it – if your state currently ranks 48th in education, why not shift the focus to...

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This Young Woman Prayed For Healing Every Day! (You’ll never believe what happened next…)

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in In The News | 34 comments

This brave young woman prayed for healing every day and you will never believe what happened next! Absolutely nothing. (Actually, worse than nothing – her disease continued to worsen as she resisted the advice of her doctors and top surgeons before eventually going into a coma when her husband finally used his power of attorney to approve the once-simple-now-life-threatening surgery that took a team of doctors and nurses with decades of medical expertise 8 hours to eventually save her life – all so she could wake up and thank...

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“Religious Restoration” Acts – Not Just About The Gays!

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Confusing, In The News | 24 comments

“Religious Restoration” Acts – Not Just About The Gays!

I feel like I must be missing something. With the latest “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” being signed into Indiana law by Governor Mike Pence yesterday, I feel like much of the media and blogosphere is losing sight of the true absurdity of these “discrimination” laws that keep popping up around the country. In short, they aren’t only about giving Christians the right to refuse service to homosexuals because of their religious beliefs, as originally intended (devoutly religious bakers, dressmakers, or...

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Dear Phil Robertson…

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Bizarre | 144 comments

Dear Phil Robertson…

“They take his two daughters in front of him and rape both of them and then shoot them, and they take his wife and then decapitate her head off. Then you take a sharp knife and take his manhood…” – Phil Robertson I’ve done my best to bite my tongue over the years regarding the words of Phil Robertson (of Duck Dynasty fame), but I now find it necessary to address the latest comments he shared at the Vero Beach Prayer Breakfast last week. Why was he there in the first place? Because he was invited to speak to a...

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(More) Faith-Healing Parents Convicted of Manslaughter, Others Acquitted

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in In The News, New Testament | 26 comments

(More) Faith-Healing Parents Convicted of Manslaughter, Others Acquitted

Logic and justice prevailed in Oregon this week as a jury found Travis and Wenona Rossiter guilty of manslaughter in the unnecessary death of their 12 year-old daughter, Syble who died February 5, 2013 as the result of ketoacidosis – after the parents withheld “necessary and adequate” medical attention for her Type 1 diabetes. The parents are members of Church of the First Born in Brownsville, OR (a congregation that believes in the practice faith-healings) and were arrested last August. This is not the first child to die at...

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