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Bones Grow Together!

And start thankin’ God. Seriously, check out the 35 second mark in this video of a Robert Tilton “faith healing” (part of the Prime Time Live debunking I alluded to last post). After pastor Bob commands the fellow’s broken bones to “GROW TOGETHER,” he tells the guy to move his arms around and thank God.…

Before He Was the Farting Preacher

Robert Tilton made a LOT of $$ conning people. That is until Diane Sawyer and ABC’s “Prime Time Live” took him down circa 1991. I remember it when it all went down (I was about 18). It was very amusing and YouTube kindly reproduces much of the drama. My favorite was Tilton’s one hour mea…

Edward Tarte

I haven’t seen this guy yet discussed on Scienceblogs (I could be wrong). But his atheist/skeptic arguments seem interesting to me. He’s a former Roman Catholic Priest and a cancer survivor. As an aside, I have no desire to debunk religion like he and the new atheists do. I do get the sense the problem…

As Ed blogged soon after last November’s election, climate denialist Rep. Shimkus* was a leading contender for Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce who ultimately crafts energy and climate policy for the House of Representatives. I reported here Tuesday that Mr. Shimkus* lost his bid for that role to Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI).…

This is the most recent development in an outrageous story that has been developing over the better part of this year, so, for those who need to be brought up to speed, here’s what’s going on in as small of a nutshell as I can put it: There’s a fundamentalist ministry operating at the Air…

Here’s a trailer promoting a 12-DVD series titled, Resisting the Green Dragon, which is almost exclusively comprised of slanders against science, scientists, and environmentalists. Some of the biggest names of the religious right are promoting this video: Tony Perkins, David Barton, Wendy Wright, and Richard Land. Some of the most absurd quips:

Another Lying Faith Healer

The New York Times has an article about yet another faith healing preacher, Darlene Bishop of Solid Rock megachurch in Ohio, shown to be a baldfaced liar. She tells people that she cured herself of breast cancer and cured her brother of throat cancer; two of her siblings are suing her and some interesting things…

Back in March of 2006, I gave the Robert O’Brien Trophy to a delightful little loony named Michael Westfall. This guy actually spends his time writing letters to people that pretend to be from Satan, thanking them for their service to his evil agenda. Seriously. I’m not making that up. Naturally, I had a little…

Australian Imam Justifies Rape

Another example of a barbaric belief that the whole world must condemn and fight against. An Australian Imam, after a series of gang rapes by Muslim men in that country, has come out and blamed the women for it (yes, this link is to the Worldnutdaily, but the same thing has been reported, with direct…

British Imam: Killing Gays is Good

Yahoo News reports: Arshad Misbahi of the Manchester Central Mosque confirmed his views in a conversation to John Casson, a local psychotherapist… “I asked him what would be the British Muslim view? He repeated that in an Islamic state these punishments were justified. They might result in the deaths of thousands but if this deterred…