The Boy Scouts of America will announce Thursday the outcome of the 1,400-member national council's vote after they cast their ballots on a new resolution allowing for openly-gay membership into the scouts, which many fear will lead to the dissolution of the faith-based organization, and the promotion of LGBT activism.
The Jodi Arias trial has continued to increase in tension on Wednesday as the jury was left deadlocked, unable to come to a conclusion about what sentence the convicted murderer should be given. The jury will recommence its deliberations on Thursday with most analysts expecting a decision to be made today, or an announcement that they are at a permanent impasse.
Last month, NBA player Jason Collins came out as gay. NBA superstar Kevin Durant (of the Oklahoma City Thunder), when asked for comment, said this: “If the guy’s happy, whatever he does, that’s cool with me,” Thunder star Kevin Durant said at Monday’s shootaround. Show More Summary
The head of the Episcopal Church has garnered outrage from some in the Anglican Communion over her claim that St. Paul of Tarsus' curing of a demon-possessed slave girl as described in the Bible was wrong.
The organizers of the FreeOK Oklahoma Freethought Convention are doing a nifty fundraiser to help out Rebecca Vitsmun, the atheist who told CNN's Wolf Blitzer "I'm actually an atheist" in response to his question about whether she thanked God in the wake of the recent tornado. [Click headline for more...]
Families who adopted orphans and claimed the adoption tax credit were, like conservative and pro-life groups, targeted by the Internal Revenue Service. In 2012, 90 percent of those families were asked to provide additional information and 69 percent of them were audited. There is no evidence, though, of widespread fraud with the adoption tax credit.
Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 23, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon...
The high stakes showdown over whether or not Boy Scouts of America will lift its ban on gay youth began in Grapevine, Texas, on Wednesday as the organization dismissed recent allegations that the fix is in.
Yesterday, Rep. Juan Mendez of Arizona gave a really beautiful godless invocation in the state House of Representatives. Today, Republican Rep. Steve Smith -- unable to deal with an invocation that looked inward to what we can do instead of outward to what an imaginary God could do -- lashed out against Mendez: [Click headline for more…]
A young billionaire couple from Houston, Texas, has decided to give away their estimated $4 billion dollar fortune instead of leaving it for their children, and you might be surprised to know why.
An 78-year-old French far-right activist committed suicide at the altar of the Notre Dame cathedral on Tuesday by shooting himself in the mouth, three days after a law legalizing same-sex marriage came into effect.
Prosecutors in Singapore have alleged that City Harvest Church founder and pastor Kong Hee and five other associates used dubious investments made to questionable companies to embezzle S$50.6 million ($41 million) from a church building fund to finance the pop music career of Kong's wife, Sun Ho.
Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers takes place in the NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Final Game 1 on Wednesday night – a repeat of their tough six game postseason battle last season when Miami came through.
Here's something you don't see in the religious world: A group of college students are putting on a free conference dedicated to sex-positivity. It's called the Sexy Secular Conference and it'll take place at the University of Akron (Ohio) this October: [Click headline for more…]
Narasimha, or Nrsimha, is the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is popularly known as ‘man-lion’ or ‘half man – half lion’ incarnation....
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Ottawa Senators takes place in Game 4 of their Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference semifinals on Wednesday night, with the Senators looking to build on their Game 3 win and draw things all square again tonight.
A California judge began hearing arguments this week in a civil rights case concerning whether one yoga form's religious roots should prevent it from being taught in a public school system.
Hemant pointed out earlier today why it's a backhanded compliment to profess delight at finding that an atheist is ethical. It happened to Penn Jillette, on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, and I certainly agree that it's annoying -- whether the insult was intended or not. But it goes both ways. Show More Summary
Philadelphia Eagles guard Evan Mathis garnered media attention this week after joking about Tim Tebow's virginity in a Twitter post.
Yesterday, I posted about how Rep. Juan Mendez, a member of the Arizona House of Representatives, delivered a godless invocation before yesterday's afternoon session. Video of that invocation is now online: [Click headline for more…...