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A Christian College President Resigned Due to “Health Concerns”; He Was Actually Caught Having an Affair

Back in January, when South Carolina-based North Greenville College -- affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention -- announced the retirement of President Jimmy Epting, the press release made clear it was because of health concerns:

Here’s How Common It Is for a High School Football Coach to Lead the Team in Prayer Before a Game

The Houston Chronicle published a slideshow the other day of Fort Bend Kempner High School's football team (in Sugar Land, Texas) getting ready for their first game of the season. This is Texas high school football. It's a big deal.While...Show More Summary

Did a New Official UK Report Really Say That Police Should Consult Psychics?

It would certainly seem so, judging by newspaper coverage of the UK College of Policing draft report proposing new standards for police.

A Christian Pastor’s Advice for Women

Gospel Baptist Church (Florida) Pastor Bill Lytell tells the women-folk in the congregation about their job description:

A Missouri Sheriff Put “In God We Trust” on All Department Cars, Upsetting One Reader in Particular

A lot of Sheriff's Departments have been putting the phrase "In God We Trust" on their cars. Because they can hide behind the "It's just our national motto" excuse, they're thrilled to preach Christianity in a way that's immune from legal action. Show More Summary

Anti-Superstition Activist M.M. Kalburgi Shot Outside His Home in India

On Sunday morning, 77-year-old M. M. Kalburgi, a notable Indian skeptic who had fought against superstition throughout his career, was shot dead in front of his home.

Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 70: Attorney David Niose, on Legal Issues Affecting Young Atheists

Our latest podcast guest is attorney David Niose, to chat with us about legal concerns that young atheists may have as they go back to school. Niose has been the president of two major organizations, the American Humanist Association and the Secular Coalition for America. Show More Summary

A Four-Part Plan to End Discrimination Against Atheists (and Other Non-Catholics) in Irish Schools

In Ireland, where even State-funded schools are almost always run by the Catholic Church, students, parents, and teachers who don't belong to the faith can be discriminated against in a variety of ways. Some students have even been denied admission into public schools for their non-Catholic beliefs. Show More Summary

Georgia High School Band Plays Religious Hymn at Football Game

It was just last week when West Laurens High School (Georgia), which used to have illegal pre-game invocations over the loudspeakers, tried out a moment of silence instead. The change took place following a warning from Americans United for Separation of Church. But Friday night, the band director pushed God into the game in a different way:

Don’t Slam the Door on Jehovah’s Witnesses Too Hard… Or Else

In this short film, a Jehovah's Witness gets revenge after getting the door slammed in his face one too many times...(Possibly NSFW due to violence)

White Collar Criminal Gets Released on Bond Because He’s a Respected Religious Leader

Vitaly Korchevsky used to be a Vice President for Morgan Stanley and took part in a huge securities fraud scheme. In essence, he hacked into an archive of business press releases that had not been made public to traders, took actionShow More Summary

Two Indian Sisters Will Be Raped as Punishment for Their Brother’s Affair

When an Indian man named Ravi had an affair with Krishna, a married woman who belonged to a higher caste, a local council made up of unelected men in the village decided to punish him.They sentenced Ravi's two sisters to be raped and paraded naked through the village with blackened faces.Seriously. That's the punishment.

Utah Wants to Ban Polygamous Cohabitation, but the Sister Wives Family is Fighting Back

In 2013, Kody Brown's family won a court battle that said he and his wives could legally live together in Utah. (The polygamous family stars in the TLC show Sister Wives.) While he has religious reasons for being married to multiple women, the state only allows him to be married to one. Show More Summary

She Regrets Not Praying with Her Dying Mother

What would you do if your dying mother asked you to pray with her?

Neurologist and Author Oliver Sacks Has Died

Oliver Sacks, the 82-year-old neurologist and writer who announced his terminal cancer earlier this year, died this morning. Sacks was an atheist and an honorary board member of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, though fighting religion was never his primary concern:

If the Answers Are in Genesis, the Questions Must Be Awful

Linda xo would like to apologize, on behalf of all Australians, for bringing us Ken Ham.Because there are no answers in Genesis, just ancient stories gullible people still believe.

Rock Paper Scissors: Christian Edition

Turns out Christians have second-rate versions of secular games, too:

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