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Appeals Court Says (Again) Giant Christian Cross in Bladensburg, MD is Illegal

This is another loss for the Christian Right and another victory for church/state separation.

Religion Has Gone Far Beyond the “Edges of Reason”

Ross Douthat, writing for the New York Times, says there's value in religious experiences, but delusions shouldn't be mistaken for evidence.

Catholic Priest Charged with Kidnapping, Beating, and Raping His Wife

The Church downplayed the violence, saying the priest was dealing with "personal and family issues."

Ex-GOP Rep: Students Returning After School Shooting Need “God and Jesus Christ”

No student from Parkland has called for more religion in the wake of the school shooting in Florida.

FL State Rep. Who Wants God in Schools Once Thanked the Lord for Slavery

I can't believe I'm saying this in 2018, but this Democrat needs be voted out of office so a more sensible voice can take her place.

North Carolina Wants a Statue of Evangelist Billy Graham in the U.S. Capitol

Why should we honor a man whose biggest claim to fame was perpetuating the myth that those who disagree with him will be tortured for eternity?

Bill O’Reilly’s “You Can’t Explain That” is a Lousy Argument for God’s Existence

This is the quintessential example of someone using ignorance as proof of God's existence.

Vatican Blames Fortune Tellers for 300% Increase in Exorcism Demands in Italy

The Vatican is hosting a week-long conference to address the rise in exorcism demands. And I'm planning a webinar to discuss invisible unicorns.

This Thoughts and Prayers Makeup Tutorial is Brutal

You can't see the thoughts or prayers... but people say they work wonders.

Anti-Gay County Clerk Kim Davis Just Released a Memoir

I didn't know she even acknowledged the existence of more than one book.

Tim Tebow is Not the Next Billy Graham (and He Better Not Be the Next President)

A columnist for the Orlando Sentinel says Tim Tebow "will someday become the most influential Christian leader in our country." God, let's hope not.

Government-Funded Foster Care Agency Cuts Ties with Anti-LGBTQ Bible Camp

The government shouldn't be working with religious groups that actively discriminate against certain groups of people.

Married Youth Pastor Sexually Abused 14-Year-Old Girl (and His Church Hid It)

Church officials knew about this crime after the victim came forward, but told nobody. The pastor continued working in churches for decades... and still works for a church today.

A Catholic School Fired a Beloved Softball Coach Because She’s Getting Married

If this coach who's always had affection for the Catholic Church is treated like a pariah because of who she loves, others should reconsider their support for the institution.

Atheist Group Will Honor Slain Bangladeshi Activist With New Award

Dr. Avijit Roy was slaughtered by Islamic terrorists three years ago. This is a wonderful way to honor his legacy.

A Baptist Group Will Now Hire Gay People, and Some Christians Are Furious

Some Christians have chosen to die on the hill of homosexuality even though Jesus never uttered a single word about it.

Conservatives Outraged After Christian Decor Removed from 4th Grade Classroom

After a parent called out the Christian symbols in the classroom, the school agreed to remove them. Some conservatives can't handle it.

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