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The city of Casselberry, Florida offers local families a summer camp for children. It sounds like a good time. They even have "Friday Fun Days," where they go off-site on a field trip.But one of those Fridays was going to be spent in partnership with a local church, and that's where a line was crossed.
As you all know by now, Creationist Ken Ham is suing Kentucky officials because he claims they're discriminating against his faith by revoking a tax subsidy worth up to $18,000,000 for his Noah's Ark theme park. Earlier today, in fact, lawyers for Answers in Genesis said as much in court:
Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 277, finally ending vaccine exemptions for reasons of conscience or religious belief: It was the right move in terms of public safety, but anti-vaxxers are all over the airwaves this...Show More Summary
While religious extremists do more harm than good, it’s hard to argue that they don’t provide entertainment every now and then. One of their favorite rallying calls of the past several decades has been to predict God’s apocalyptic wrath due to the acceptance of homosexuality in America. Show More Summary
Is your Facebook newsfeed flooded with rainbow-tinted photos?That's because 26 million people have used a Facebook-created image generator to overlay a translucent rainbow flag on their profile pictures. It's a celebration of Pride month and of the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of marriage equality. Show More Summary
When we first learned about how Josh Duggar (below) molested several girls when he was younger, it came out that four of the girls were his sisters. One was not.That non-Duggar victim may now be filing a civil lawsuit against Josh. InTouch Magazine, which first broke the scandal, reports on what may be coming down the pipeline:
You may have heard that Mississippi Circuit Clerk Linda Barnette (below) decided to resign from her job instead of signing marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples. My reaction to her decision? Good for her. She did the right thing. Show More Summary
Even if you don't enjoy watching cars race around in circles, you've got to be a little bit of a NASCAR fan this week. Brian France, NASCAR's chairman, announced on Saturday that they would ban the Confederate flag not only from official use at events but from any use on racetrack property.
This first-grader shows more love through silence and a rainbow flag than the annoying Christian preachers trying to "save" her:
In the wake of the shootings at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina, you can imagine how other black church leaders across the state might be concerned about their own safety. In fact, the heads of two AME churches in the state have received letters with implied threats of violence. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage was a huge win for people who believe in justice and dignity -- otherwise known as the "mentally ill," or more specifically, the "metally ill," according to North Dakota State Rep. Show More Summary
On Friday, after the Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling, the Mormon Church issued a press release reaffirming their teaching of bigotry:
There are some Christians who use the "love the sinner, hate the sin" line -- which is bad enough -- and then there are Christians like Jeff Amyx.He's the owner of Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies in east Tennessee and this is the sign he put up on his door:
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, the man who constantly thinks he's above the law, is furious with the recent marriage equality ruling. So is everyone, it seems, inside his social circle.In a letter written by one of his...Show More Summary
Under Jewish law, on the Sabbath (Friday night to Saturday night), you're not supposed to carry any of your possessions between private domains (like your home) and public domains (like outside your home). But what if you want to take...Show More Summary
For the past couple of years, Orange, California Mayor Teresa Smith (below) has hosted a prayer breakfast. These events usually avoid being subject to lawsuits because officials don't directly promote one particular faith, opting instead for a general "Yay, religion" attitude. Show More Summary
In May of 2013, Kile Jones launched a nation-wide project called Interview an Atheist at Church Day where he matched atheists and preachers for video-recorded conversations in their churches. I had immediately signed up as a candidate, but he was not able to find a match for me. Show More Summary
After the Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling, Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert was livid. (You may recognize him as the same politician who recently passed a bill to erect a Ten Commandments monument on Capitol property.) He...Show More Summary
Well, that didn't take long.Following the Oklahoma Supreme Court's 7-2 decision today to remove the Ten Commandments monument from the Capitol Grounds due to it violation the state Constitution, several Republicans put out a statement calling for those judges to be impeached (where have we heard that one before...?):
The long overdue celebration over the decision that makes gay marriage just marriage overshadowed an important piece of news for the secular movement. On June 25, the ACLU announced that it would no longer support the Religious Freedom Restoration Act -- the federal law Hobby Lobby used to successfully challenge the contraception provisions of the Affordable Care Act.