Dave Ramsey Doesn't Believe in Stimulus Checks for the Poor
If you couldn't afford to eat last week, why bother eating this week?
Grace Semler Baldridge is openly gay, married to another woman, and has a big fat “explicit” label on her music, yet she still made it to the #1 spot on the iTunes Christian albums chart.
The Arkansas legislature has been hellbent on passing HB1211, which would allow religious organizations an exemption from gathering restrictions during emergency declarations, and they finally got their way. Church super-spreader events are now state-sanctioned in Arkansas. Congratulations…?
This thread from our friend Andrew Seidel explains why there’s a chaplain offering an opening prayer during the impeachment trial.
The American Enterprise Institute, a conservative research group, found that 29% of Republicans and 27% of white evangelicals believe QAnon conspiracy theories are true.
Asked to explain why white evangelicals appear disproportionately likely to embrace conspiracy theories, [AEI’s Survey Center on American Life director Daniel] Cox noted that, as a group, they do not fit a stereotype of conspiracy theorists as people disconnected from social interaction. Instead, most retain strong connections to various social groups.
“People who do strongly believe in these things are not more disconnected — they are more politically segregated,” Cox said.
The resulting social echo chamber, he argued, allows conspiracy theories to spread unchecked.
Dave Ramsey should just go balls to the wall on the class of people that made him rich and name his next financial advice book “Why Bother? You Are Pretty Much Screwed Already.”
Thoughts and prayers for the failing prophetic movement.
North Dakota is coming frighteningly close to passing a bill that would allow for the Ten Commandments to be plastered on the walls of public school buildings. State Sen. Janne Myrdal thinks all will be well with the world if kids are told by a stone tablet to not murder.
“I’m here today bringing this forward because I’m sick and tired of us putting Band-Aids on all the things that we see in society that is so scary,” Myrdal told the Senate, calling the bill “a local control” issue. She also said “no religion is offended by the Ten Commandments,” and she encouraged fellow senators “not to be offended.”
“What offends you more: Thou shalt not kill, or murder?” Myrdal said.
Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill titled the “Child Residential Home Notification Act,” which would require religious schools to register with the state, require federal criminal background checks for anyone working at the schools, and adhere to fire and safety guidelines. Currently, Missouri and South Carolina are the only two U.S. states that do not have licensing requirements for faith-based schools— as if religious schools are inherently moral and good. That’s clearly not the case, though, because it was the rampant abuse reports coming out of these schools that brought about the attention to this bill.
“I was beaten, assaulted, starved,” said Colton Schrag, of New Mexico, who attended Agape Boarding School in Cedar County from 2006 to 2010. “I’ve seen kids put through walls; I’ve been put through a wall. Kids getting slammed on tile, concrete and asphalt.
“I don’t know how a kid has not died in your state in these schools that exist.”
Several advocates spoke in favor of the proposed legislation. Jessica Seitz, of Missouri KidsFirst, said the measure would “help us know where these facilities are, be able to check on kids, and if necessary shut them down.”
It’s refreshing to hear of an actual “pro-life” bill that’s making its way in a landlocked state—although it shouldn’t have had to come about in the first place.
Finally, can anyone help out?