Survey: 21% of Black Americans Are Religious “Nones” but Very Few Are Atheists

BY HEMANT MEHTA  FEBRUARY 16, 2021 A major new survey released today by the Pew Research Center finds that roughly 21% of Black Americans are not affiliated with any organized religion. And when you look to younger members of that demographic, the number only gets larger. Before you get excited though, the survey also finds that those […]

Christian “Prophet”: Trump Will Be Back in the White House as President by June

BY HEMANT MEHTA  FEBRUARY 10, 2021 Before the election, self-proclaimed Christian “prophet” Jeff Jansen said the race was a matter of “good versus evil.” (Okay. “Good” won.) But Jansen still hasn’t accepted the outcome of the election, insisting last week that Donald Trump is still president and will return to the White House by this summer. “He’s not our president,” Jansen declared about […]

Report: QAnon Congresswoman Was Live-Tweeting Nancy Pelosi’s Location To Terrorists

JANUARY 10, 2021 BY MICHAEL STONE Domestic Terrorist: Rep. Lauren Boebert, a newly elected member of congress and a big QAnon supporter, is facing calls for her arrest after live-tweeting Nancy Pelosi’s location to terrorists as they stormed the U.S. Capitol earlier this week. Raw Story reports: Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), a gun-toting supporter of the QAnon […]

Anti-Gay, Anti-Abortion WV GOP Lawmaker Resigns After Arrest for Capitol Siege

BY HEMANT MEHTA  JANUARY 10, 2021 You may have heard that Derrick Evans, a newly elected Republican delegate from West Virginia, has resigned after getting arrested and charged with federal crimes for his role in the Capitol siege. The moron incriminated himself when he was seen shouting “Move! Move!” as well as “We’re in, we’re in! Derrick Evans […]

A Former Christian Nationalist Lawmaker is Part of the Attempted Capitol Coup

BY HEMANT MEHTA  JANUARY 6, 2021 Amidst the attempted coup of the Capitol by right-wing terrorists, one of the participants bragging about it all is former Pennsylvania State Rep. Rick Saccone, who posted this video about how he was “storming the capitol.” Update: He deleted the video. I saved a copy. https://youtube.com/watch?v=MJ7hlenwzQQ%3Fenablejsapi%3D1%26origin%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Ffriendlyatheist.patheos.com … Here in front […]

Trump’s Message To U.S. Capitol Terrorists: ‘We Love You, You’re Very Special’

JANUARY 6, 2021 BY MICHAEL STONE Domestic Terrorist In Chief: President Donald Trump sent a message of love and support to the domestic terrorists storming the U.S. Capitol. Variety reports:   President Donald Trump released a chilling, pre-taped video telling his mob of supporters overtaking the U.S. Capitol, “Go home. We love you, you’re very special.” Trump’s message […]

Michele Bachmann and Franklin Graham Won’t Blame Conservatives for Capitol Coup

BY HEMANT MEHTA  JANUARY 7, 2021 The usual brand of Trump-worshiping Christian sycophants were still at it last night, following the right-wing insurrection, falsely claiming that the siege of the Capitol was the result of left-wing agitators. During a prayer call last night, former Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann blamed “paid rabble-rousers” rather than the very kind of activists she’s […]

Here’s a Compilation of Preachers and “Prophets” Predicting a Trump Victory

BY HEMANT MEHTA  NOVEMBER 9, 2020 I had forgotten just how many Christian preachers and self-described prophets insisted Donald Trump would win a second term, but this video (made by a Christian) compiles many of those declarations. No word yet on when any of them will admit they were wrong. Just listen to some of those predictions: […]

AG William Barr: “Militant Secularists” Don’t Understand Church/State Separation

BY BETH STONEBURNER  SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 Attorney General William Barr spoke at the (virtual) National Catholic Prayer Breakfast yesterday and was awarded the “Christifideles Laici Award” for — and I’m not making this up — his Christ-like behavior. He used his acceptance speech, naturally, to further trash the concept of church/state separation. That crucial link between religion […]

Baptist Preacher Caught Yelling “White Power!” After Speaking at Trump Rally

BY HEMANT MEHTA  SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 On Saturday, in North Carolina, preacher Jesse Hursey spoke (in his personal capacity) during an Alamance County Trump rally. Speaking like any politician would, he told the crowd he was a Christian first and Republican second, to rousing applause, before encouraging the “silent majority” to vote for Donald Trump. Later that day, […]

Democrats Do Not Have “Anti-Catholic” Bias, No Matter What Republicans Tell You

BY HEMANT MEHTA  SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 With Donald Trump expected to name his Supreme Court nominee on Saturday, and with all eyes on Judge Amy Coney Barrett, conservatives have already latched on to a talking point about how any questions regarding Barrett’s faith and how it might influence her legal thinking are inherently anti-Catholic. More than anything, they’re pointing […]

COVID-Denying Church Finally Goes Outside After County Issues $112,750 Penalty

BY HEMANT MEHTA SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 For weeks now, North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, California has been defying local COVID restrictions by holding massive indoor services that break the law by not requiring face masks, not taking social distancing seriously, and including singing (which spreads the virus). That’s why county officials posted a multi-page notice on the […]

Insane Anti-Mask Protester’s Defense: “Most Child Molesters Love ‘Em!”

BY BETH STONEBURNER  SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 A few weeks ago, in St. George, Utah, a group of selfish, ignorant people held a rally to denounce a local mask mandate. The “Liberty Action Coalition” provided all kinds of sound bites in a 90-second local news segment, leaving everyone watching weeping for the state of the nation. That […]

Ohio Gov. Signs Bill Banning State Officials from Closing Churches in a Pandemic

BY HEMANT MEHTA  SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 Ohio’s Gov. Mike DeWine has just signed into law House Bill 272, a bill that prohibits local government officials from shutting down places of worship… even in cases of a pandemic. The bill was passed with the support of nearly every Republican in the State Senate and every Republican in the State House. The relevant portion […]

Kenneth Copeland: Christians Who Don’t Vote for Trump Are “Guilty of Murder”

BY HEMANT MEHTA AUGUST 27, 2020 Christian scamvangelist Kenneth Copeland wants you to know that if you vote for Joe Biden, you’re practically a murderer. Copeland made the comments to Charisma’s Stephen Strang during a podcast on Monday. RightWingWatch · RWW News: Kenneth Copeland Says Anyone Who Doesn't Vote for Trump Is 'Guilty of Murder' https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/882449278&color=ff5500&hide_related=true&show_comments=false&show_teaser=false RightWingWatch · RWW News: Kenneth Copeland Says Anyone […]

Missouri GOP Candidate Rejects “Demonic Ritual” of Wearing Masks During Pandemic

BY HEMANT MEHTA SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 Saundra McDowell recently ran for governor of Missouri, only to get blown out in last month’s Republican primary. The MAGA cultist earned 12% of the GOP vote, compared to 75% earned by the sitting Gov. Mike Parson. But I just want to give you an idea of how batshit crazy she is just in case […]

Michael Cohen: Falwell’s Endorsement of Trump Was Tied to Racy Pics of His Wife

BY HEMANT MEHTA SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer for Donald Trump, says in his new book (out today) that a key endorsement for Trump was linked to his ability to stop “racy” photos of Becki Falwell from leaking to the public. But, as if they have any credibility left, the Falwells are denying it. Some relevant […]

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