Quoting directly from "Freethought Today" --
"RAINBOW MAN" OUT OF LIMELIGHT
The religious zealot known for waving "John 3:16" signs before
national cameras at sports events while wearing a colorful wig
was sentenced in July to three life terms for holding a maid
hostage in a hotel and making terrorist threats. The pastor of
Rollen Frederick Stewart, 48, insisted that Stewart didn't mean
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LOSES CASE
A Minneapolis jury awarded $5.2 million in damages in August to
the father of a diabetic boy, 11, who died when his Christian
Scientist mother and stepfather treated his illness with prayer
instead of insulin....
FREETHINKERS PROTEST SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF GIRLS AT RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS
Authorities should be investigating sexual harassment of female
students at religious schools in Mobile, Alabama, following
revelations that at least two Christian schools there have forced
girls to lift their skirts for panty checks, and a Catholic school
recently sent home 60 girls, claiming their skirts were too short.
YOU WON'T BELIEVE YOU'RE READING THIS
GOP defectors in Ventura County, California, are forming their own
party: the Puritan Party. Just like the Puritans of yore, they want
a theocracy based on the Bible, "from which all reason, all law,
all institutions for the governing of men must be measured."
DEMAGOGUERY AT WORK?
Media personality and would-be politician Pat Buchanan, addressing
2000 Christian conservatives in September, stated: "Our culture is
superior because our religion is Christianity and that is the truth
that makes men free."
DINOSAURS NOT "KOSHER"
Ultra-Orthodox rabbis in Israel, claiming dinosaurs contradict
Genesis, are insisting that a company they certify as kosher must
remove dinosaur images from its products. "It's inconceivable that
we should give our seal of approval to a product that is imbuing
Orthodox children with heresy," said Rabbi Zvi Gafner. "The
dinosaur is presented in encyclopedias as an animal that is millions
of years old, despite the fact that the world was created only
5,753 years ago."*
GALLUP WILDLY INFLATES CHURCH ATTENDANCE
A study recently presented to the American Sociological Association
disputes a 1992 Gallup poll reporting church attendance at 45% for
Protestants and 51% for Catholics. Gallup polls for years have
reported attendance at more than 40% nationally for all denominations.
A study partly based on actual head counts reports only 20% of
Protestants and 28% of Roman Catholics attend church in any given
week. "What the Polls Don't Show: A Closer Look at U.S. Church
Attendance" by Kirk Hadaway, Penny Long Marler and Mark Chaves,
will be published in the December issue of the _American
Sociological Review_. Gallup's reports directly contradict church
membership reports. Most denominations are not growing, the
*This means the earth was "created" in EXACTLY 3760 B.C.