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Pope puts St. Peter’s relics on display, reviving scientific debate

Pope Francis holds a bronze case containing relics attributed to St. Peter on Sunday, during their first-ever display for public veneration at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. Franco Origlia<p>VATICAN CITY — The Vatican publicly unveiled a handful of bone fragments purportedly belonging to St. …

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Americans’ new Thanksgiving tradition: watching TV all day long

Thanksgiving is a day when more than 100 million Americans will observe the most honored of traditions: gathering with family and friends to watch as many as 15 hours straight of TV.<p>More than any other major American holiday, Thanksgiving has become a TV-centric day, where people seem to spend far …

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Man Decorates House With 502,165 Holiday Lights, Shatters World Record

And, boy, is the Gay family of LaGrangeville, New York gonna be pissed.<p>More than 29 miles of wire. More than 500,000 lights. More than 70,000 visitors. Move over, Clark Griswold: You have nothing on David Richards, the Australian lawyer who has just broken the Guinness World Record for the most …

“Bible-based” discipline has led to child abuse

Authoritarian parenting and abusive practices are all too common in some Evangelical households<p>In 2008, Hana Williams was adopted from an orphanage in Ethiopia and brought to the United States where she died at the hands of her Bible-believing American parents. Their notion of Christian discipline …

Why are so many Christians so un-Christian?

Many right-wing Christians vilify the poor, in direct contradiction to the teachings of Jesus. Why the hypocrisy?<p>In an age where your average Republican politician is thumping the Bible with one hand and trying to strip food from the mouths of the poor with the other, it’s become a sad cliché to …

Bill O’Reilly wrote about Jesus because God told him to

The political commentator wrote “Killing Jesus” because of ideas he received in his sleep<p>Verbal flagellator and dubious historian Bill O'Reilly has revealed the true inspiration behind his upcoming history book, "Killing Jesus": God.<p>In a forthcoming interview with "60 Minutes'" Norah O'Donnell, …

Court rejects bid by Jehovah's Witness to refuse blood: 'His life has been cocooned in that faith'

An Australian teenager Friday lost his court battle to refuse life-saving medical treatment because he is a Jehovah’s Witness, with a court upholding …

Mark Twain hated God

Exclusive: Great American humorist also had ideas for how to improve tech support, in this excerpt from his memoir<p><i>Tuesday, June 19, 1906</i><p><b>About the character of God, as represented in the New and the Old Testaments.</b><p>Our Bible reveals to us the character of our God with minute and remorseless …

Pat Robertson to elderly woman: Your husband is sick because you aren’t giving enough money to your church

Pat Robertson is full of really good advice<p>Pat Robertson, medical expert and internationally renowned financial adviser, recently shared his wisdom with an elderly "700 Club" viewer who is in such financial dire straits that she has to choose between tithing to her church or paying her husband's …

Pat Robertson: Low-carb diet a violation of God’s laws

It was loaves and fishes that fed the multitudes — not fishes and more fishes, people<p>Pat Robertson would like you to start eating bread again. So, please, for the love of God (and God's laws), start eating bread again.<p>h/t Right Wing Watch

Right-wing pastor: Girl Scouts are wicked and their cookies promote lesbianism

“Please, I beg of you, stop buying Girl Scout cookies,” Kevin Swanson pleads<p>Girl Scout cookie season is still a few months away, but pastor and right-wing activist Kevin Swanson is already worked up about the consequences of eating Caramel DeLites and Thin Mints.<p>Namely, lesbianism, abortion, …

Study: Religious more likely to lie for financial gain

New research suggests people with certain personality traits are more prone to dishonesty<p>“Everybody lies” was the mantra of Gregory House, the curmudgeonly physician so memorably portrayed by Hugh Laurie. But being a man of science, the brilliant doctor might want to rethink that philosophy in …

Does the Bible sanction child abuse?

Modern Christians like to depict children as the little lambs of Jesus. Scripture offers a darker story<p>Christian fundamentalists often are as keen to promote the rights of parents as they are to block the rights of women and gays. Congressman Mark Meadows is the Sunday school Bible teacher and …

Darwin inspired Hitler: Lies they teach in Texas

And that’s not the only whopper students are being taught as history in some Texas charter schools<p>When Joshua Bass, an engineer, sent his son to iSchool High, a Houston charter school, he was expecting a solid college preparation, including the chance to study some college courses before leaving …

Christians refuse to tip waiter because 'homosexual lifestyle is an affront to God'

A group of customers refused to tip their 20-year-old server at a Carraba’s Italian restaurant in Overland Park, KS on the grounds that his …

Dr. Chaps: Gays will force you to let them have sex in your house

Former Navy chaplain turned anti-LGBT crusader Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt sent an email to his supporters attacking the Employee …

Hermain Cain claims sex harassment charges were sent from the Devil

Erstwhile Republican candidate for president Herman Cain claims that allegations of sexual harassment that torpedoed his campaign in 2012 were the …

How Religion Helps Men Evade Personal Responsibility

I posted at XX Factor about this website where women set out to shame “homewreckers”, i.e. women who slept with or even “stole” boyfriends or …

Pesky pro-choice women responsible for global warming, rel. rt. says

The good news: Global warming is real. The bad news: It’s the fault of those darn feminists.<p>You see, climate change is God’s wrath on mankind, we …

Progressive news and media coverage on Crooks and Liars

More C&L<p>Misc<p>Open Thread - Team Finland For The (Knitting) Win<p>Politics<p>DESPICABLE: Santorum Blames School Shootings On Single Mothers, Because Why …

10 things conservative Christians got horribly wrong

Evangelicals and their ilk have used God to justify everything from Prohibition and segregation to slavery<p>When Christians get political, they often do so because they believe that they have God on their side. This is true whether they are progressive or conservative, and throughout most of American …

Maher: U.S. Christians have traded Christ's values for philosophy of 'F*ck off and die'

Friday night on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher asked when Christians in this country swapped Christ’s message of love and tolerance for …

Ted Cruz's Dad Declares God Is Pro Death Penalty

Evangelical pastor Rafael Cruz, father of shutdown dramatist Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), served up a stemwinder this week, laying out God’s positions on the death penalty, guns in schools, gay marriage, communism and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), all in an impassioned 45 minutes.<p>The …

Beck 'historian' David Barton: Bible will 'get rid of' PTSD if soldiers are God's warriors

A spokesperson from the Southern Baptist Convention lashed out at a so-called “historian” who radio host Glenn Beck hired to teach at his online …

US Methodist church convicts minister for officiating at son's gay wedding

Frank Schaefer could be defrocked after jury convicted him of disobeying the Methodist Book of Discipline<p>A Pennsylvania minister convicted under United Methodist church law of performing his son's same-sex wedding ceremony could learn on Tuesday if he will be defrocked.<p>A jury of his pastoral peers …

Horrors of India's brothels documented

<b>British photojournalist Hazel Thompson has spent the last decade documenting the lives of girls trafficked into India's thriving sex industry. She spoke to Atish Patel about her experiences.</b><p>Guddi was only 11 years old when her family was persuaded by a neighbour to send her to the city of Mumbai …

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