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Messiah Ted Cruz Complains President Obama Has a Messiah Complex. This is funny: Ted Cruz, who has been proclaimed messiah by his father, says that “for seven years, we’ve had a president in the White House who has had a messiah complex.”

Messiah Ted Cruz Complains President Obama Has a Messiah Complex

What makes it more funny is that Cruz went on to David Brody Monday about what a messiah he is, that he is going to “bring this country back” and create “a spirit of revival” that’s “sweeping this country.” Wow. Kenneth Copeland: I Need A Private Plane To Do The Lord's Work. You can pretty much take it to the bank that when televangelist Kenneth Copeland opens his mouth, idiocy is going to come out.

Kenneth Copeland: I Need A Private Plane To Do The Lord's Work

But even by his standards, what he said on Tuesday’s edition of “The Believer’s Voice of Victory” was way, way out there. The grand poohbah of “name it and claim it” says that he needs a private plane to get to his meetings around the world. Radicalized Muslims? It's Time to Speak of the Radicalization of Christians. They say you can take the measure of a man by who his enemies are.

Radicalized Muslims? It's Time to Speak of the Radicalization of Christians

It is at least as accurate to say you can judge them by their supporters. Planned Parenthood Killer Believes He Can Do What He Wants, Even Murder, As Jesus Already Saved Him. Thank you for your interest in Patheos newsletters!

Planned Parenthood Killer Believes He Can Do What He Wants, Even Murder, As Jesus Already Saved Him

Please enter your email address below and click the "Subscribe" button. Thank you for your subscription. You can visit your Preference Center to complete your profile and see what else we have to offer. We apologize, we were unable to complete your subscription at this time, please try again later. TN Parents: Church Officials Knew Our Son Had Been Molested And They Covered It Up (WITH VIDEO) A concert at Fellowship Bible Church in Nashville (image from Fellowship website) A Nashville-area megachurch is facing a lawsuit from two former longtime members.

TN Parents: Church Officials Knew Our Son Had Been Molested And They Covered It Up (WITH VIDEO)

They claim that church officials tried to pressure them into not pressing criminal charges against a teenage volunteer who allegedly molested their son in a church bathroom last summer. WTVF in Nashville obtained a copy of the complaint filed by the couple. Family: Tennessee church hid bathroom rape of 3-year-old, lied to parents and urged against prosecution. A church volunteer takes children to the bathroom (Fellowship Baptist Church training video) A family filed a lawsuit this week against a church in Brentwood, Tennessee for allegedly covering up the rape of their 3-year-old child.

Family: Tennessee church hid bathroom rape of 3-year-old, lied to parents and urged against prosecution

Republican Who Said Autism Was Result of God’s Anger Over Gay Marriage Will Run for Congress Again. Thank you for your interest in Patheos newsletters!

Republican Who Said Autism Was Result of God’s Anger Over Gay Marriage Will Run for Congress Again

Please enter your email address below and click the "Subscribe" button. Look out, Fox News: White Christians are now officially a minority in America. This article originally appeared on AlterNet.

Look out, Fox News: White Christians are now officially a minority in America

White Christians are dwindling in number, and a new poll finds that they no longer represent the majority of the country—a historic change in the demographic make-up of America. As the National Journal reports, a new Pew Research Center survey indicates that white Christians are now just 44 percent of the U.S. population. That’s down from a majority, 55 percent, as recently as 2007. But whatever their numbers, they still command outsized political clout, particularly in conservative politics. The Pew study found white Christians make up almost 70 percent of Americans who identify as or lean Republican. Although the exact tipping point isn’t precisely known, Pew researchers suggest that white Christians likely became a minority at some point between 2012 and 2013. Spare us the religious babble: In Paris and the GOP, the faith-deranged are who we need to be saved from.

Ask a Russian arms dealer if the world would be better off without Kalashnikovs, and what do you think he would say?

Spare us the religious babble: In Paris and the GOP, the faith-deranged are who we need to be saved from

Ask a heroin addict if the war on drugs should be intensified, and how do you believe he would respond? And query Republican 2016 contender and die-hard Seventh-Day Adventist Ben Carson if the doctrine about Jesus’ imminent return to Earth originated by his sect’s crackpot founder in the 1840s should be revered any less after having been proved entirely bogus, and what would he answer? No, no and no, of course. Self-interest, addiction and delusions are perennially powerful factors in motivating human behavior, with victims of religion managing to both sustain the most damage from all three banes and repeatedly inflict grief on the rest of us. 8 Bible Verses That Prove Conservatives Abandon God When They Want To. Republicans often take pride in rubbing their Christianity right in your face.

8 Bible Verses That Prove Conservatives Abandon God When They Want To

They have recently been the loudest voices against allowing the Syrian refugees fleeing from ISIS into the United States. This is not surprising because in the last few years the Republican Party has become increasingly xenophobic. The problem is that they use the Bible as their guide to governing, which makes many wonder if the Bible actually agrees with their crazy. If you are in that group, grab the nearest conservative and read the following verses that prove they’re just following their religion when it’s convenient. 1. Hateful Pastor Calls Protesters Outside His NY Church 'N*gger F*ggots' Image Via Screenshot The pastor of a church in New York City thought it would be a good idea to hurl racist and homophobic slurs at protesters who showed up outside his church on Monday.

About 100 people showed up at Pastor James David Manning’s Atlah Worldwide Church to protest the church for its hateful attitude toward LGBT people. In a video of the incident, Manning can be heard singing the following song to the protesters: “Oh, f*ggots, please come out tonight.” We're On Our Own. 11/27/2015 | Share this article: By Ben Love ~ Everywhere you look, people are being killed. Raped. Cheated. Everytime you turn on the news, or click on Yahoo, you see more war, more carnage, more tragedy…more death. And yet, according to recent polls, there are at least 2.4 billion practicing Christians on this planet. Where is the God of the parking spaces and the greeting cards when 150 human beings are being senselessly butchered in the name of religion?

A Creationist is Mad at Pixar for Assuming Humans and Dinosaurs Didn’t Already Live Together. Thank you for your interest in Patheos newsletters! Please enter your email address below and click the "Subscribe" button. Thank you for your subscription. You can visit your Preference Center to complete your profile and see what else we have to offer. We apologize, we were unable to complete your subscription at this time, please try again later. If this error persists please contact us at communications@patheos.com. Like what you're reading? Refuting The Christian Right's Claim Of Religious Persecution.

This week has seen the re-ignition of conflict between the Christian Right and the growing secular movement in the United States. Marco Rubio, in an interview with CBN, warned of Christianity becoming “hate speech” in the future, employing the same rhetoric as many before him. Sean Hannity commented on it by verbally beating the crap out of an atheist with a panel of fundamentalist Christians, employing the same rhetoric. While newsworthy, this is, in essence, the same story that has been painfully covered over and over again for years. The Christian Right has created headlines with the idea that secularism is “waging war” on Christianity and those of the Christian faith. New Report Proves Jesus Never Existed - Christian Fundamentalist Heads Explode. Jesus never existed. Or at least so says a controversial new report by biblical scholar Michael Paulkovich.

In his report, Paulkovich says he reviewed 126 different ancient texts from the time of Jesus and found only a single mention of the so-called son of God. Photo courtesy of Waiting For The Word via Flickr And that single mention? Paulkovich says that was a forgery. “Emperor Titus, Cassius Dio, Maximus, Moeragenes, Lucian, Soterichus Oasites, Euphrates, Marcus Aurelius, or Damis of Hierapolis. Paulkovich, and other Jesus-myth theorists, believe that Jesus was created sometime between the fourth and sixth century A.D. in order to help the still-fledgling cult gain followers. Similarities Between Christianity Right And Sharia Islam. Christian Homeschooler Found Guilty Of Locking Daughter In Chicken Coop.

The Ascent of Donald Trump Proves That Christianity Isn’t Becoming More Progressive. The Christian Joy of Pain and Suffering. Thank you for your interest in Patheos newsletters! Please enter your email address below and click the "Subscribe" button. At Florida High School, Football Coach’s Main Goal is to Convert Students to Christianity. M.dailykos. Refuting The Christian Right's Claim Of Religious Persecution. What Should Christians Offer ISIS — Hugs or Hand Grenades? A Tale of Two Christians. North Carolina Charter School Suspends All Clubs So That LGBT Students Can’t Meet. Christian groups recoil at just how un-Christian the GOP's treatment of Syrian refugees is. Christian conservatives have a history of picking and choosing when to actually espouse the Christian value of compassion, but many faith-based organizations are wisely choosing to do so on the issue of Syrian refugees.

They seem shocked to learn, however, that Republican politicians—after years of demagoguing hate and derision on issues like LGBT rights, among others—are political opportunists rather than actual adherents to anything that would resemble the Golden Rule. More than two dozen GOP governors have said Syrian refugees aren't welcome in their state—never mind the fact that they don't actually get to decide. Ted Cruz doesn't care who's fleeing the crisis or how desperate they are, he's introducing legislation to ban them from the U.S. if they're Muslim. And Chris Christie is worried that orphan toddlers aren't being properly vetted. Indiana's Republican governor kicks out Syrian refugees, reserves place for himself in hell. Indiana Gov. Pennsylvania Legislator Tells Church Crowd “We Need to Turn Our Nation Back to God” Here are 8 Bible passages telling conservative Christians to help Syrian refugees if they want to go to heaven.

American Public Disagrees With Republicans On The Need for a Bible-Believing President. A$$hole Christian Parents Starved, Abused, And Imprisoned Child Because Religion. Megachurch Pastor In NC Says Revealing His Salary Would Violate Christ's Teachings. Don’t Be Fooled by This ‘Religious Liberty’ Conference. Bernie, Pope Francis and the Biblical Mandate for Socialism. Woman Who Starved and Robbed Mentally Disabled People Says She Believes in God, and “He Knows What Happened” Church leaders rally to support pervert. Patheos. Georgia teen claims public school teacher made her swear on a BIBLE that she wasn't pregnant - because she gained weight over the summer  Christian Publication Claims Gay Father and Gay Son Want to Marry; The Actual Story is Heartbreaking. Evangelicals Have Lost the Culture Wars, So Now What?

WND Will Publish David Barton’s Misinformed, Inaccurate, Debunked Book About Thomas Jefferson. Boy Scouts Will Soon Have to “Tell” Troop Leaders How They Have Done Their “Duty to God” The GOP’s Biggest Religious Bigots Are Attending Rally Organized By Pastor Who Wants Death To All Gays. Members of Congress Are Defending the Praying Football Coach, but Here’s a Terrific Response.

Christian Apologists Have a Heavy Workload and It’s All God’s Fault. Your-childs-virginity-is-none-of-your-business. Patheos. Patheos. NC Church Caught Practicing Christianity - Neighbors Complain. There’s a Reason Non-Christians Don’t Share Evangelical Morals. Pat Robertson: Gay Marriage Only Applies to the Couples Who Argued in Front of Supreme Court.

Even More Atheist Adopt-A-Highway Signs Vandalized for Jesus. Football Coach Who Can’t Stop Praying on the Field Says He Will Now Sue School District. Fall From Grace: Fundamentalist Preacher Gothard Resigns Following Abuse Allegations. North Carolina School Board Urged by Christian Zealots to Have Prayers at Meetings. Christian Legal Group Told Praying Football Coach They Wouldn’t Defend Him. In Brief: Federal appeals court says highways’ crosses are unconstitutional. High-Flying Hothead?: Federal Court Says There’s No Religious Freedom Right To Insubordination. Human Rights Campaign. ‘Mrs. Doubtfire is in hell': Nutty tampon-wielding preacher says Robin Williams ‘bit the bloody tampon’ Freaked-out Kansas conservatives confuse church pew removal with Muslim plot.

Tennessee gun shop offers discounts to Christians after Oregon massacre: ‘We need to protect ourselves’ WATCH: Florida school board meeting devolves into chaos as rambunctious Christian protesters disrupt vote. Father Says Christian Group Tricked His Daughter Into Attending Meeting After School. Rick Scarborough: “Abortion Is Not A Sin If The Baby Is Going To Be Gay” - Newslo. First Grader In Georgia Bullied By Teachers Until He Agreed To Join Class Prayer. Students Will Keep Saying Lord’s Prayer at Alberta School Despite Mother’s Plea to Stop the Practice. Indiana District Sued for Performing Nativity Play at Holiday Concert. Televangelist: Satanic temples are hidden in Planned Parenthood clinics as ‘legal cover’ for child sacrifice.

An Arkansas High School is Allowing Students to Pray Over the Loudspeakers at Football Games. Another Ten Commandments Monument Erected Outside Oklahoma Courthouse. Debunking Christian Persecution Theories! Tennessee Gun Store Offers Discount to Christians. Kansas School Angers Christians After Swapping Chapel Pews with Chairs to Create Space for Muslims.

Televangelist Rod Parsley: ‘Precious woman’ gave me money — and God cured her baby’s brain tumors. Hard-core in Jesusland: Here’s why red-state conservatives are the biggest smut hounds. Christian Right Leader Tony Perkins: Religious Liberties Don’t Apply to Muslims. Florida church sends $1,000 collection notice to single mother because she didn’t tithe. Evangelical pastor arrested for sex abuse after being found with 13-year-old girl in backseat of a car. Christian Florida parents want to ban books about Muslim fundamentalists banning books. Jesus camp for adults seeks to impose Christianity on the US by converting 1,000 pastors into politicians. Christian college softball coach facing sex abuse charges — brought porn star to talk to team. One Georgia Sheriff’s Pathetic Defense of “In God We Trust” Stickers on Department Vehicles.

Another Christian Parent Complains About Islam Being Taught in World History Class. Tenn. county to consider resolution begging God to spare them ‘His coming wrath’ over same-sex marriage. Oregon Bakers Refuse To Pay Damages To Gay Couple. Pastor That's A Fave Of The Duggars Says Sex Is Only For Christians, Everyone Else Is A Prostitute. Right Wingers Warp Civil Rights By Comparing Kim Davis to Rosa Parks and MLK. A Brief Introduction To Christianity In America.

Kentucky School Board Discusses Putting “In God We Trust” Signs in Classrooms. Hard-core in Jesusland: Here’s why red-state conservatives are the biggest smut hounds. 'Conservative' Alabama Pastor Facing Charges For Raping 9-Year-Old Girl On Her Father's Grave. Texas GOP Group Promotes Blog Stating 'Islam Is A Satanic Cult Of Murder'

'Conservative' Alabama Pastor Facing Charges For Raping 9-Year-Old Girl On Her Father's Grave. Arizona City Council Rescinds Christian-Only Invocation Policy. Alabama pastor facing charges for raping 9-year-old girl on father’s grave. Tony Perkins: The Constitution protects Christianity but not Islam because it’s not just a religion.