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A Young Mormon Girl Told a Temple Crowd She’s Gay, So They Shut Her Mic Off

This must be how Mormon leaders handle a girl who's bound to challenge them even more as she gets older.

Britain’s Lib Dem Leader Resigns, Unable to Reconcile His Faith and Politics

Tim Farron, the leader of Britain's Liberal Democrat Party, stepped down from his position yesterday saying he was unable to reconcile his party's progressive views with his evangelical Christian beliefs.He came under fire recently for refusing to answer a question about whether gay sex was a sin.

Christian Pastor Leads Bizarre Anti-Impeachment Prayer for Trump

If and when Donald Trump goes down, someone please remind me of this video. Because I can't wait to hear Lance Wallnau's explanation for why his appeals to God didn't work.

Alabama Police Department Brags About Cops Promoting Jesus While on the Job

You would think police officers, even in Alabama, would get how promoting Jesus isn't part of their job description.

Appeals Court Hears Case of WA Football Coach Fired Over Public Prayers at Games

Should a high school football coach be able to pray on the field while still on the clock?A Washington school district said no because those prayers were coercive and suggested an endorsement of Christianity. The coach sued, lost, and appealed. And both sides battled it out in the Appeals Court this week.

A Pennsylvania School District Was Right To Reject Student’s Graduation Prayer

Moriah Bridges wanted to deliver a Christian prayer at graduation. The District told her she couldn't because it was illegal.That's not Christian persecution. That's just the District following the law.

No, Southern Baptists Didn’t Hesitate to Condemn White Supremacy

There has been a lot of discussion surrounding the fact that leaders at the Southern Baptist Convention were divided on a resolution condemning white supremacy and the alt-right movement, but most people don’t realize what really happened. So, let’s break it down.

A Christian Mommy Blogger Married a Female Soccer Star; Evangelicals Freaked Out

Evangelicals claim that all sins are equal in the eyes of God, yet their selective anger always seems to suggest otherwise.

The United Methodist Church Appoints Its First Transgender Deacon

This is a huge win for the LGBT+ community, as the commissioning of a transgender Methodist deacon has the potential to inspire other sects and foster an environment for equality within religious institutions.

In Row Over Soccer Jersey, the Christian Deserves Our Sympathy (Yes, Really)

A Christian soccer player chose not to play during two games when her team would be wearing jerseys honoring LGBTQ Pride month. Should she be criticized for her decision?

David Barton: God Gives Us Bad Weather Because Women Are Having Abortions

Christian pseudo-historian David Barton says God gives us bad weather because we're doing things that upset Him.Now would be a good time to break out those "Citation Needed" signs.

Former Church Treasurer Used Donation Money to Pay Women on Craigslist for Sex

Allan W. Fenske, a Minnesota man who used to be the secretary-treasurer for Hawley United Methodist Church, reportedly spent his fellow church members’ donations on sex with women he met on Craigslist.

Mike Pence to Speak at Event Run By Pastor Who Wants Atheists To Leave the U.S.

Mike Pence is used to supporting people who say despicable things, so this is nothing new.

More Than Half of Canadians Say Religion is Harmful

According to a new poll, more than half of Canadians believe religion does more harm than good.In other news, more than half of Canada finally gets it.

Anti-Gay Activist Calls for “Special Investigations” Into LGBT Rights Advocates

Anti-gay Christian activist Linda Harvey says there ought to be a "special counsel" investigating pro-LGBT rights groups because they're discriminating against Christians and corrupting kids.

Missouri Legislator Slaughters Chicken on Video to Prove a Point About Abortion

In a video that's cruel and unusual, State Rep. Mike Moon of Missouri slaughtered a chicken, then pulled out its heart for viewers, in order to show that innocent life must always be protected.(Yeah, I don't get it either.)

Alabama High School Warned After Promoting Religion at Graduation Ceremonies

How can one school screw up two graduation ceremonies, including one they weren't even supposed to be involved with?

The Main Benefactor for Miami’s New Science Museum is a Climate Change Denier

Caving in to the benefactor's possible demands would mean misinforming the public about what climate change experts know about the subject.

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