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Religious Group to Bless Ohio Abortion Clinic

In a world where Congress is trying to defund the largest provider of women's healthcare in the nation over debunked propaganda, and restrictions on access to reproductive healthcare are reaching perilous highs, it's always nice to see a group standing up for a woman's right to choose, even if that support is coming from unlikely corners. Show More Summary

Britain’s Extremism Disruption Orders Are Just Another Form of Extremism

Extremism disruption orders (EDOs) are not a new thing in Britain. The orders are meant to do what the name implies: disrupt extremist behavior through legal action in order to tamper down on those who promote hatred or violence. The...Show More Summary

ESPN’s Outside the Lines Will Devote an Episode to Arian Foster’s Godlessness

Two months ago, NFL star Arian Foster (a four-time Pro Bowler) told ESPN The Magazine's Tim Keown that he didn't believe in a Higher Power:It wasn't a shock to those of us who, years ago, read about how he planned to teach his daughter about the Flying Spaghetti Monster and often tweeted things you wouldn't expect from a religious individual. Show More Summary

Community College Advisory Council Eliminates Pledge of Allegiance From Meetings, Leading to Uproar

The Hillsborough Community College (Florida) Advisory Council did something sensible this week: The dropped the Pledge of Allegiance from their meetings.At first, they did it to save time, but news reports say there was also a heated...Show More Summary

California Pastor Scared Vampires Are Polluting Our Minds

In the era of Netflix and chill, one thing has become apparent: we heathens love us some entertainment. And there's a lot to love out there. Maybe we could have done without that whole 50 Shades fad, but we're living in a new goldenShow More Summary

Do a Lot of Nonreligious Americans Really See Evidence of a Creator?

Anytime you look at surveys about the religious beliefs of people in the U.S., people like me get lumped into this nebulous group known as the "Nones" (or the "Unaffiliated"). We're the people who don't belong to any organized religion. Show More Summary

Pastor Creflo Dollar: Jesus Died So I Could Be Filthy Rich

Calling Megareverend John Oliver: You may want to look into what Pastor Creflo Dollar, previously seen begging his followers to chip in so he could buy a $65 million personal jet, posted on Twitter:

Gov. Bobby Jindal Says Public Presidential Prayer Will Solve Gun Violence

In case you missed it, Louisiana Governor and GOP Presidential candidate Bobby Jindal made great strides towards claiming "World's Worst Human" status yesterday as he lashed out at the Oregon college shooter's father, claiming that he...Show More Summary

Saudi Cleric: In Heaven, the Virgins’ Breasts Are Like Pomegranates

Saudi Cleric Sheikh Yahya Al-Jana' wants you to know all about the virgins you're going to meet in Heaven if you're a devout Muslim on Earth.For example: Their breasts are like pomegranates... whatever that's supposed to mean.

Indiana District Sued for Performing Nativity Play at Holiday Concert

A month ago, I posted about Concord High School in Indiana, where the holiday concert includes a full-blown Nativity Play:

Mike Huckabee Makes Up Founding Father Quotations to Support Religion in Government

Anyone who knows anything about the Internet knows that you should probably double check before sharing a meme with a quotation. That Marilyn Monroe quip? Probably not one of her missives. That platitude from Gandhi? I doubt he said it. Show More Summary

Pope Calls Chilean Protesters of Bishop Linked to Sexual Abuser “Dumb”

If there's one thing the Catholic Church has had to learn the hard way over the past decade, it's the power of PR. Following the Boston Globe's now infamous exposé of sexual abuse by members of the clergy and the lengths to which the Church went to cover it up, Catholic Church leaders found themselves in the middle of a storm. Show More Summary

A Day Later, the Christian Who Predicted Armageddon Says It’s “Obvious That We Were Incorrect”

Yesterday, the world was supposed to end. At least that's what eBible Fellowship was telling people. We were going to be obliterated "with fire," in fact, as part of God's wrath.What does eBible Fellowship founder and leader Chris McCann have to say today?

Gov. John Kasich: A Secular Society Would Put the Country in a “Very Severe Crisis Point”

If you thought Gov. John Kasich was one of the more sensible GOP presidential candidates, let's put that to rest right now. Speaking this week before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington, the Republican opposite-of-frontrunner said that a secular society would be a disaster:

Check Out the Pilot Episode of Campus Preacher Brother Jed Smock’s New Reality Show

Two years ago, I posted about how nomadic fire-and-brimstone campus preacher Brother Jed Smock would soon be starring with his family in a reality TV show. Like any show, there was only promise of a pilot episode (which is no guarantee of a series or that the pilot would even air on television). Show More Summary

Atheist Group’s Adopt a Highway Sign Vandalized (Again) in California

The Atheists United chapter in San Luis Obispo, California has an "adopt a highway" sign marking a stretch of land that they regularly clean up.But that sign was vandalized by someone a few weeks ago: There's not much you can do with...Show More Summary

A Florida Satanist is Forcing City Councils to Make a Decision About Invocation Prayers

The last time we saw Chaz Stevens, the atheist-turned-Satanist was told he couldn't deliver an invocation at a meeting of the Coral Springs (FL) City Commission because officials had no desire to see a prayer that involved -- I'm not kidding here -- twerking and/or a mariachi band.

Catholic Priest Suspended After Saying Pedophilia is Caused by “Children Who Seek Affection”

There must be something in the Catholic Church's baptismal water that makes priests blame the victims in any given situation.There was Father Piero Corsi who said women who were raped or sexually abused "should search their consciences...Show More Summary

A Response to “Why Didn’t God Stop the Shooting?”

After seeing this Christian meme after any school shooting, it's nice to see any sort of rebuttal. This one comes courtesy of Wilson Nguy?n?:

A Closer Look at God & Governing in Texas

The Texas Tribune spoke with 23 elected officials in the state to understand their views on the intersection of God and Governing. It's extremely depressing, to say the least. Someone should make a Bingo card with all the right-wing religious tropes.

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