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Beck Hammered for Not Supporting Violence

I wrote the other day about Glenn Beck saying that he did not support violence in the situation at Bundy Ranch in Nevada and that anyone who did support violence could not be a supporter of his. But on today’s far right, even saying that much is anathema and he is getting seriously attacked for it. Read more

Wingnut: Real ID Just Like Nazi Germany

Louisiana is considering a bill to allow (not require) residents of that state to get driver’s licenses that comply with the Real ID standards, which would allow them to fly without passports. But Sandy McDade of the Eagle Forum says the stars on those licenses are like the ones the Nazis made the Jews wear. *headdesk* Read more

The Horrors of Christian Comedy

There’s an old saying in the music business that if you don’t have the talent to make it, just declare yourself a Christian band and you’ll have a ready-made audience. The same is true of comedy. I give you Brad Stine, a painfully unfunny Christian comedian trying to explain why atheism is dumb. You’re welcome. Read more

Greta’s New Book is Out

FTB’s own Greta Christina’s new book is out. It’s called Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why. I got an advance copy but haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but Greta is always worth reading and always thoughtful and challenging.

Rios: We Didn’t Thank God Enough in Boston

Wednesday was the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing and a service was held in memory of it. Sandy Rios bizarrely thinks that they didn’t thank God enough for protecting us from the bombing being worse, so now her repulsive God may just let something much worse happen to teach them a lesson: Read more