2015 Recent News Archives

12/22/15  Texas governor orders FFRF Bill of Rights Display removed from Capitol

12/21/15 Bryan Fischer Says Dinosaurs Were Just Giant, 1,000-Year-Old Lizards   (see Batshit Crazy news)

12/20/15  Growth Industry: New Study Illustrates How Creationist Tactics Keep Evolving (see Evo/Creation news)

12/19/15   Faith And Football: The Air Force Academy Needs To Ground Religious Coercion

12/16/15  A Creationist Politician Will Now Oversee Education-Related Legislation in Arizona

12/17/15  New Jersey Courts Recognize “Significant Harm” Involving Exorcisms on Children

12/13/15  Judge invalidates killer’s death sentence based on Bible-quoting prosecutor

12/11/15 American Humanists demands removal of Nativity scene from Gulfport courthouse, newspaper reports


12/9/15   FFRF tells Tennessee police department to end ‘Adopt a Cop’ program

12/6/15   Ten Questions Biblical Literalists Cannot Honestly Answer

12/5/15 Councilwoman Who Quit Over ‘Christmas’ Tree Rescinds Resignation

12/3/15 These Pranksters Read Bible Passages to People, Telling Them It Was the Qur’an; They Were Shocked

12/1/15  Ohio Town Outraged By Zombie Jesus Nativity Scene On Man’s Lawn

11/30/15    Jim Bakker says that televangelism scandals are actually the secret work of witches

11/28/15  Christian group conducts study, finds out that Christians have the most abortions

11/25/15  Gambia bans female genital mutilation 

11/25/15   Why Is Dr. Oz Allowed to Give Out Scientifically Unsound Medical Advice?

11/24/15  After Lawsuit Over Nativity Scene at Indiana Courthouse, Atheists Will Put Up Bill of Rights Display

11/23/15 Johnson County (OK) Courthouse Will Finally Move Illegal Ten Commandments Monument

11/14 – 11/22  Taking a break

11/13/15    First Grader In Georgia Bullied By Teachers Until He Agreed To Join Class Prayer

11/9/15   RWW News: Kevin Swanson Says The Bible Requires The Death Penalty For Homosexuality (video)

11/7/15    Louisiana GOP Governor Bobby Jindal Signs Bill Banning Lawsuits Against Oil And Gas Industry  (see Political News)

11/6/15 Religion doesn’t make kids more generous or altruistic, study finds

11/5/15 11/8/15   How Two Plant Scientists Saved a Billion Lives (see Science news)

11/3/15     Young Americans shifting US towards becoming less religious nation

11/1/15  Bangladeshi secular publisher hacked to death

11/1/15  Don’t blame secularism for societies ills

10/26/15   Clinton Portis says Redskins were divided under Jim Zorn because of religion

10/26/15 Satanic Temple offering to give invocation after high school football coach who won’t stop praying with players. 

10/25/15   Newborn Dies Following Botched Circumcision That Parents Didn’t Want in the First Place

10/23/15  Rev. Lee Stoneking Lies To The United Nations – Says God changed his DNA

10/22/15    Children’s right to freedom of religion or belief must be protected, says UN expert

10/19/15  Mayoral Candidate Speaking in Tongues

10/18/15   FFRF debuts first-ever ‘atheist marquee’

10/17/15   D.C. church says a bike lane would infringe upon its constitutional ‘rights of religious freedom’

10/15/15  6 N.Y. church members arrested after teen dies in assault

10/14/15    Barry A. Hazle Jr., Atheist, Wins Nearly $2 Million In Settlement Over Faith-Based Rehab Program

10/12/15   There’s A Revolution Going On In Religion. Faith Groups Better Listen Up.

10/11/15   Religion for Atheists: 5 Religious Concepts That Atheists Can Use

10/10/15  FFRF protests Ky. city’s water tower cross

10/9/15  This Is What Real Religious Persecution Looks Like: Hindu Air Force Dentist Fired For Being A ‘Witch’

10/8/15    Bible Stories: Focus On The Family’s Claims Of Public School Persecution Don’t Hold Up

10/6/15   School-Led Prayer Leads to Harassment at Prosper High School

10/4/15  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE_eCDpRI-g
My closing at the last Christians vs Atheists debate last week in Huntington Beach.  For the entire debate, see the Streaming Video tab above and select Debates or search Youtube for Bruce Gleason debates

10/3/15     Numbers: Federally Funded Creationism in Schools (and a map of public teachers teaching creationism)

10/2/15  Not enough signatures: Vaccine opponents fall short in ballot effort

10/1/15  Journal retracts paper on “chemtrail” threat to San Diego

9/28/15    Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars – See Science news

9/27/15 Ecuadorian 16 year old atheist singer is scolded by judges

9/27/15 Fundamentalism rising in India

9/26/15 Rev. RG Green: “No True Christian Woman Should Experience The Perversion Of The Female Orgasm”  See Batshit Crazy news

9/25/15  Carson In 2011: Darwin ‘Encouraged’ By Satan To Come Up With Evolution (VIDEO)

9/25/15  Burying Your Dead Without Religion (article)

9/25/15  (If you are in OC)  Come to hr first monthly Sunday Assembly in Orange County!

9/24/15  Saudi Arabia Elected Chair of UN Human Rights Council Panel

9/23/15  First ever atheist motorcycle group formed in conservative OC

9/21/15   Atheist Group’s Adopt a Highway Sign Vandalized in California

9/19/15 Kim Davis’s Stupidity Adds To A Long List Of Religious Hypocrisy

9/17/15 Dear American Catholics, stop calling yourself Catholic and quit the church

9/15/15 ‘It was an act of God’: Engineer says the crane which collapsed in Mecca killing 107 had been ‘installed in an extremely professional way’

9/12/15   Ben Carson: “As President I Will Create A Biblical Sin-Based Tax Program”

9/11 15  Muslim flight attendant suspended for refusing to serve alcohol files federal complaint

9/9/15  Fox Panel Condemns Kim Davis, Calls Her Lawyer ‘Ridiculously Stupid’ (VIDEO)

9/8/15 Atheists can be jailed in Kentucky for not acknowledging God

9/5/15 (must see video) Way of the Mister (Mr Deity)

9/5/15   Todd Starnes: Jails Will Soon Fill Up With Christians

9/4/15 I was denied a common medical procedure because it was “evil”

9/3/15  William Provine, RIP: Noble in His Honesty

9/3/15  The solution to all of your life’s problems:

9/1/15  India’s Supreme Court Overturns Ban on Faith-Based Starvation in Jainism

8/30/15 Porn Star Claims Sex With Josh Duggar Was Traumatizing 

8/29/15  Watch Ted Cruz promise Sarah Palin and the nation he’ll turn America into a giant Christian church.

8/27/15  Judge Says School’s Ten Commandments Monument is Illegal, but It Doesn’t Have to Come Down

8/27/15   Arizona Public Charter School May Be Sued for Using Government Textbook That Promotes Christianity

8/25/15  Oregon priest goes missing after hidden camera allegations

8/22/15 A Christian Terrorist at an abortion clinic

8/20/15  Slovakia will take in 200 Syrian refugees, but they have to be Christian

8/16/15  Tell Congress: Demand Bangladesh Protect Human Rights and Secularist Writers

8/15/15  John Oliver Calls Out Televangelists Who Exploit Religion to Make Millions (video) This guy is so good I subscribed to his videos.  Pastor condemns this video.

8/14/15   Susan Jacoby on American Ignorance

8/10/15   Group offers way to find meaning and purpose in life

8/9/15  Scientists pinpoint how a single genetic mutation causes autism

8/8/15   Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death in latest attack (fourth one this year)

8/6/15  Why You Should Ignore Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy’s Autism Delusions

8/4/15    ‘Blessed are the Peacemakers’: Alabama Sheriff places Bible verse on patrol cars

8/3/15  7-year-old banished by teacher for not believing in God

8/2/15  10 Myths about Evolution

7/20-8/2 – On Vacation!

7/19/15  Atheists Demand ISU Keep Coach’s Religion Out of Basketball Program

7/18/15  Exorcisms: Coming to a TV Station and Country Near You

7/17/15   Bryan Fischer Once Again Calls For Enacting Russian-Style Anti-Gay ‘Propaganda’ Laws In America

7/16/15   Creationists Targeting Teachers (See Creationism/Evolution News)

7/15/15  Beta Culture: Dealing With Conservatives

7/13/15  Scott Walker tells supporters: ‘I am certain’ my 2016 presidential run ‘is God’s plan for me’ 

7/12/15 Earth heading for ‘mini ice age’ in just 15 years, scientists say (see Climate Change news)

7/11/15  Right-wing Christian ‘expert’ on feminism insists that submitting to marital rape makes Jesus happy – See BatShit Crazy news

7/9/15 The most racist places in America, according to Google

7/3/15 Orange, California Mayor Used Government Resources to Sponsor Christian Prayer Breakfasts (my back yard!  BG)

7/1/15 Spectacular victory – Colorado vouchers ruled unconstitutional 

6/30/15   Sheriff plans to keep preaching in churches despite complaint (See Church-State news)

6/19/15  Atheists Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling Affirming Marriage Equality

6/25/15   5 completely insane things Christian fundamentalists are teaching their kids

6/24/15    33 Jaw-Droppingly Stupid Multiple-Choice Questions from the Christian Education Curriculum – See Batshit Crazy News

6/20/15   Supreme Court Made The Wrong Call In Texas License Plate Case, Says Americans United –  See Church state news

6/15/15 Remember the Dorks who have threatened to unmarry if Marriage Equality passes? Ho Ho Ho.

6/11/15  Christian Pastor Calls for Killing All Gay People (youtube report)

6/11/15  Right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson wants grieving parents to know that it’s okay if their children die, because God was just taking them before they grew up to be mass murderers.  See Batshit Crazy news.

6/11/15  NORTH CAROLINA HOUSE OVERRIDES MAGISTRATE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE VETO- Magistrates may refuse marriage licenses for any religious reason – to anyone.  See Political News

6/10/15  Franklin Graham’s anti-gay gambit goes horribly awry

6/9/15  Church Cancelled Due To Lack Of God

6/8/15 Doctors have discovered that the seed of the man is an alien substance to the woman. It triggered responses similar to those of an “allergic” reaction. A woman who has a husband is able to develop “immunity” to this reaction; however, a promiscuous woman’s immune system becomes confused and unable to distinguish alien substances. This confusion is a key to the development of cancer.  See more HERE

6/7/15  NC pastor shows his Christian love by condemning gay teens to hell at graduation event

6/6/15 Barton: LGBT Activists Are ‘Evangelizing’ Public School Students To Recruit Them Into Homosexuality  

6/4/15   Interfaith marriage is common in U.S., particularly among the recently wed 

6/3/15  Man Sues Dept. Of Education For Teaching Evolution To Aspiring Veterinarian Daughter

6/2/15  Atheist Uses ‘Religious Freedom’ Law To Challenge ‘In God We Trust’

6/1/15 Poll:    Should religion be taught in public schools?

5/24/15 Do Racism, Conservatism, and Low I.Q. Go Hand in Hand

5/24/15 Judge with Ties to Mike Huckabee Orders the Destruction of Josh Duggar’s Police Report 

5/23/15  The surprising links between faith and evolution and climate denial — charted

5/22/15  Atheists Remind People of Death    New research shows that atheists trigger death-related thoughts

5/20/15  Think Christianity is dying? No, Christianity is shifting dramatically

5/19/15  Bobby Jindal issues religious-freedom order even thought the state legislature voted it down.

5/16/15  Ananta Bijoy Das: Yet another Bangladeshi blogger hacked to death

5/15/15    California Senate approves vaccination bill


5/13/15   Study: Americans spurning religion hits record high

5/9/14  Tennessee wants to make Bible the official state book (but it doesn’t pass the state assembly)


5/7/15  Faith healer sues atheist video blogger for using science to expose him on YouTube as a ‘swindler’

5/5/15   Defying Taboo, Middle East Atheists Launch TV Channel

5/1/15  Time to pull the plug on prayers at council

4/23/15  Dr. Oz to Respond on Show to Criticism by Physicians  If you’re not familiat with Dr. Oz, he promotes quack-science and woo-woo alternative medicines

. 4/22/15  Another study finds no link between MMR vaccine and autism

4/21/15  Madison first in nation to pass ordinance protecting atheists

4/21/15   Jason Heap, Humanist Chaplain, Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Navy For Discrimination

4/20/14 Being an atheist isn’t bad for your mental health, new study says

4/18/15  Great science video Backyard Skeptics to counter-protest the Westboro Baptist Church in Anahiem Monday morning 4/18/15  4/18/15   Florida Bill Would Allow Discrimination Against Atheist Parents In Adptions

4/17/15   Pope Francis throws the weight of his office behind tackling climate change (See Climate Change news)

4/15/15 Falling Through The Earth Just Got Quicker

4/13/15 Earth ate a Mercury-like body early in its history, study finds (See Science news)

4/12/15 Creationists Really, Really Hope We Never Find Life on Other Planets

4/9/15  NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan Predicts We’ll Find Signs Of Alien Life Within 10 Years (See Science news)

4/9/15  Florida pastor rants: God wants men to rule women — but men can’t rejoice without being sued (see Batshit Crazy news) 4/9/

15 Jimmy Carter has severed his ties with the Southern Baptist Convention.

4/8/15   Fox guest: Keep discrimination legal because Bible tells businesses not to hire atheists.   DOJ (Department of Justice) says airline pilots should believe in hell.

4/6/14  ’Trolling for Assassins’   Four New Mexico Groups are identified on map they say incites violence

3/30/15  Chemical Party!  (see Science news) 3/29/15 Mathew 4 Protocol claims it heals cancer – this is worse that any other non-western medical wo0-w0o quackery I’ve seen (See Batshit Crazy news)

3/28/15    Indiana Passes Insane Law Giving Restaurants the Right to Refuse Gay Diners  See more at aat the Political News tab

3/24/15     NASA Narrows Asteroid Targets for Mission to Lasso a Space Rock  See Science News

3/23/15 OC lawyer wants to “kill the gays” in California, according to initiative goal – See Batshit Crazy news

3/23/15 Creationism isn’t a science and doesn’t belong in science class: Matt Marshall, Center for Inquiry-Northeast Ohio (See Evolution/Creation news)

3/23/15  Infections Of The Mind: Why Anti-Vaxxers Just ‘Know’ They’re Right 3/22/15   How Religiously Unaffiliated Is Your City?

3/20/15  Pupils ‘banned from watching solar eclipse’ for cultural and religious reasons (See Batshit Crazy news)

3/19/15  Best responses for the problem of evil from Stephen Frye 3/17/15  Life on Earth May Have Begun 1 Billion Years Earlier Than Thought, Scientists Say (see  Science news)3/1

7/15  Hate group plans to stop same-sex marriage with ‘prayer and fasting’ 3/17/14  Fl

orida GOP Lawmaker: Carbon Dioxide Can’t be Bad — God Made It!  (see Batshit Crazy news)

3/15/15  Texas approves textbooks with Moses as Founding Father (see Batshit Crazy news)

3/15/15   Pastor who owns two Rolls-Royces pleads for 200,000 church supporters to donate ‘$300 or more’ EACH so he can buy a $65MILLION private jet ‘to better spread the gospel of Jesus Christ! 3/14/15 (Pi-Day!)   Catholic Church Claims It Can Refuse To Pay Victims Of Sex Abuse Because Of Religious FreedomDolan-638x365

3/12/5    The end of white Christian America is nigh: Why the country’s youth are abandoning religious conservatism fsm congergation3/11/15  An Inside Look at a German Pastafarian Congregation

3/10/15  Atheist Leader Under Consideration for Judgeship

3/10/15   A professional astrologer realizes astrology isn’t real

3/9/15  Michigan Mayor Who Compared Atheists to Nazis, KKK Now Handing Out ‘In God We Trust’ Posters

3/8/15   Evangelist Kent Hovind is arrested on 58 federal charges.  Video HERE 3/7/152016 Reason Rally announced (no date set in 2016)

3/5/15   University of California system to require measles shots

3/2/15 Texas Gov. Rick Perry could be facing 109 years in prison after being indicted by a grand jury for abuse of power.  (See Political news) 2/29/15 – We made the list!  AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION PUBLISHES HATE MAP OF LGBT, ATHEIST ORGANIZATIONS 2/23/15  Scientists discover black hole 12 billion times more massive than the sun (see Science news) 2/24/15   Latest Trends in Religious Restrictions and Hostilities

2/23/15  New Documents Show Leading Climate Change Denier Is Full of Shit

2/22/15  I’m proud that BYS is on this list

2/20/15  Why ISIS Should Make Christians Rethink The Doctrine Of Hell

2/15/15 Sam Harris: Atheists have no ‘blood on their hands’ for Chapel Hill murders

2/12/15  GOP Lawmaker Wants to Arrest and Jail Women For Wearing Yoga Pants ( See Batshit Crazy News)

2/10/15   Quantum Equations Suggest Big Bang Never Happened (see Science News)

2/10/15  Zombie Jonas Salk Rises From Grave to Hunt Idiots

 2/10/15  Anti-vaccine megachurch hit with measles epidemic, now offering free vaccinations 

2/9/15  Hubble Space Telescope captures a happy face looking over Earth


2/5/15  California Gov. Jerry Brown to restrict vaccine waivers

2/4/15 Angry Christian claims humanists are debauched, polite atheist responds (video)

1/30/15  Deepak denies that HIV causes AIDS (See Batshit Crazy news) 1/30/15 Scientists, General Public Have Divergent Views On Science, Report Says

1/30/15 Christian Minister in Uganda will be tried for crimes against humanity

1/29/15  Saudi preacher who ‘raped and tortured’ his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying ‘blood money’    –  See Batshit Crazy news

1/29/15   Oklahoma GOP wants to restrict marriage to people of faith  –  See Batshit Crazy news

1/29/15  American Family Association fires Bryan Fischer    …….Not

1/28/15   Atheist sworn in as new Prime Minister of Greece

1/27/15  Top 10 scientific mysteries for the 21st century (see Science News)

1/26/15 Fox radio host: Jesus would thank ‘American sniper’ for sending ‘godless’ Muslims to ‘the lake of fire

1/26/15 Pastor Creates a Fake “World-Renowned” Atheist To Rail Against, and Imagines Him Abandoning His Godless “Faith”

1/26/15 (not what it appears to be)  Senate Votes 98-1 That ‘Climate Change Is Real And Not A Hoax’  See Political News 1/21/15  Robertson: God gives fewer miracles to ‘too-educated Americans’ who learn science (see Batshit Crazy news) 1/21/16  10 Women Christian Men Shouldn’t Marry – YouTube with Seth Andrews 1/21/15  Saudi Arabian lashing of freethinker 1/20/15 Don’t Blame Disney, Blame Anti-Vaxxers  – More   – More1/19/15  OC Board votes to not recite the pledge of alligence 1/14/15  In Dog We Trust1/14/15  Florida schools bow to Satanic coloring book and cancel Bible distribution event1/14/15 ABC: CDC and Health Officials Tell 26 Year Old Woman She Gets Quarantined and Measles Vaccine or “goes to Jail” : 1/12/15    Empty Churches Go On Sale in Europe as Christian Faith Declines 1/11/15   Teacher Accused of Promoting Religion in Class, Giving ‘Bible Cookies’ 1/9/15  Saudi blogger receives first 50 lashes of sentence for ‘insulting Islam’ 1/8/15   46 examples of Muslim outrage about Paris shooting that Fox News can’t seem to find 1/7/15    Atheist Delivers Invocation at Chico City Council Meeting: “In the Face of Adversity, We Need Not Look Above” (video)  and Preston Smith: Lake Worth elected leaders walk out of commission meeting as atheist leads invocation (video) 1/3/15    Egyptian President Al-Sisi at Al-Azhar: We Must Revolutionize Our Religion

 1/1/15   Theists Suffer Massive Losses Over 2014 Atheist Activism (video)

12/26/14   Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Christmas morning jokes ignite pious furor on Twitter12/18/14  Land transfer approved for Mt. Soledad cross in La Jolla (maybe someone will sue the government again)