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Freethought Today · April 2013

Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.

They Said What?

God is speaking, and it’s time to listen. I will stand up for the Ten Commandments in my courtroom and in the annex.

Montague County Judge Tommie Sappington, supporting a monument at the courthouse as a way to stop a long drought 

Wichita Falls Times Record News, 2-14-13

 

[Parents need to be stricter or] we’ll be looking at caskets week after week after week. I know you don’t want to hear this, but it’s the truth: God allows things to happen for a reason. This is a love wake-up call. If you don’t wake up now, it’s going to get worse and worse.

Phillip Shealey, pastor of Greater Apostolic Faith Church in Warren, Ohio, tying God’s love to the deaths of six teens in a car accident

Youngstown News, 3-19-13

Can demonic spirits attach themselves to inanimate objects? The answer is yes. But I don’t think every sweater you get from Goodwill has demons in it. [He laughs.] But in a sense, your mother’s just being super cautious, so hey, it isn’t gonna hurt you any to rebuke any spirits that happen to have attached themselves to those clothes.

Rev. Pat Robertson, answering a teen whose mother told her she needed to pray over items she bought secondhand 

“The 700 Club,” 2-25-13

 

The issue here isn’t about evolution, or even the existence of God. It’s about the [atheist’s] pleasure of guilt-free sexual sin. Christianity threatens that freedom by saying that fornication and lust are morally wrong, and that God will hold them accountable.

Evangelist Ray Comfort, on the real reason atheists rebel against his teaching

Skepticism Examiner, 2-25-13

 

We prayed. There was jubilation.

Public school science teacher John Freshwater, Mount Vernon, Ohio, expressing comfort with how his appeal for being fired for proselytizing students was presented before the state Supreme Court 

Columbus Dispatch, 2-27-13

 

The thing that prompted me, Bryan, is the four groups that are actively working to secularize and destroy America: humanists, atheists, militant homosexuals and Muslims.

American Family Radio host Alex McFarland, explaining to Bryan Fischer of AFA his Project 2026, named for the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

afa.net, 2-27-13

 

I’m going to have a great day and more to come because of the sermon. It was great for the soldiers and I think it helped with the division’s camaraderie. 

Sylvia Phipps, wife of Maj. Gen. Warren Phipps Jr., First Army Division West commander, on a prayer breakfast at the Theodore Roosevelt Dining Facility, Fort Hood, Texas

Fort Hood Sentinel, 3-14-13

 

I don’t believe they intentionally portrayed the Lucifer character to look like Mr. Obama. I think God guided the hand of the makeup artist and blinded the eyes of everybody on the movie set while it was being recorded, and the spiritual blinders were removed Sunday night when the program was broadcast nationally on the History Channel. How many clues do we need from heaven to understand that the man in the White House is a devil from hell?

Radio host Rick Wiles, on how the actor playing Satan in “The Bible” miniseries bears an uncanny resemblance to the president

rightwingwatch.org, 3-20-13

 

The following colors must be avoided: A. Red. B. Nude. C. Orange, yellow or green, in bright shades. D. Gold, silver or shining cloth.

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, Jerusalem, dress code for women and girls

ynetnews.com, 1-6-13

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