The city of Casselberry, Florida offers local families a summer camp
for children. It sounds like a good time. They even have "Friday Fun Days," where they go off-site on a field trip.But one of those Fridays was going to be spent in partnership with a local church, and that's where a line was crossed. [MORE]
As you all know by now, Creationist Ken Ham
is suing Kentucky officials
because he claims they're discriminating against his faith by revoking a tax subsidy worth up to $18,000,000 for his Noah's Ark theme park.
Earlier today, in fact, lawyers for Answers in Genesis said as much in court
Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 277
, finally ending vaccine exemptions
for reasons of conscience or religious belief:
It was the right move in terms of public safety, but anti-vaxxers are all over the airwaves this week talking about how their "choice
" to put children in harm's way has been taken away from them.Leading the charge
last night was actor Jim Carrey
-- who, not coincidentally, used to date Jenny McCarthy
While religious extremists do more harm than good, it’s hard to argue that they don’t provide entertainment every now and then. One of their favorite rallying calls of the past several decades has been to predict God’s apocalyptic wrath due to the acceptance of homosexuality in America.
Unsurprisingly, the recent Supreme Court affirmation of marriage equality has brought out the nuts once more.Evangelical leader Franklin Graham warned
I do believe God's judgment will come upon this nation. When we read the scripture, God's judgment would come upon Israel, time and time again, when they turned their back on Him.
Here’s the thing, though: if we’re willing to suspend our (dis)belief and assume there is a Higher Power out there who is all too willing to dole out punishment for sin, aren’t there a slew of other travesties that should have prompted such rage? [MORE]