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If Donald Trump Hired a Personal Songwriter, It’d Be This Guy

William Tapley, the Christian singer who has written unofficial campaign songs for Mitt Romney and Donald Trump and Mike Pence is back with a song for Hillary Clinton. Let's just say he's not a fan...

Parade Magazine Columnist Answers Silly Question: “Why Do Atheists Care About Others?”

Marilyn vos Savant, Parade magazine's resident genius-in-chief, received a bizarre question for her column yesterday about why atheists care about others.

Jill Stein Accuses Critics of Mansplaining

Green Party presidential candidate, Dr. Jill Stein seems determined to do her best to make it impossible for me to vote for her in the upcoming election. While she still has an edge over Hillary Clinton with regard to the likelihood of receiving my vote, that isn't saying much. Show More Summary

French Activist Says He’ll Foot the Bill for Any Woman Fined for Violating the Burkini Ban

Earlier this month in France, Cannes Mayor David Lisnard banned full-body swimsuits known as burkinis from the city's beaches. But now a secular activist, horrified by this invasion of religious freedom, says he'll pay the fines for any Muslim women caught disobeying the new rules.

Arkansas Officials Will Soon Meet to Discuss Christian and Satanic Monuments Outside the Capitol

Arkansas officials will soon meet to discuss applications for proposed displays outside the Capitol building. The two groups include Christians who want to put up a Ten Commandments monument... and Satanists who have a statue of Baphomet all ready to go. And the legislators want your input on the matter.

A Religious Charity in Oklahoma Says It’ll Reject All Money Raised By a Local Atheist On Principle

After a Baptist-run charity in Oklahoma refused to accept $100 from Matt Wilbourn on behalf of his atheist group, he decided to raise even more just to see how much money they would willingly reject. Their stubbornness knows no bounds. The fundraiser has crossed the $11,500 mark, yet a leader of the charity said they were going to refuse any money from Matt on principle.

States With More Religious Diversity Tend To Be Less Religious Overall

A fascinating analysis by Public Religion Research Institute research director Daniel Cox at FiveThirtyEight shows how states that have the most religious diversity also happen to be the least religious states in the country.

After Suspicious Investigation, Air Force Officer Will Get to Keep Open, Highlighted Bible on Desk

Last week, I mentioned that Major Steve Lewis at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs had an open, highlighted Bible at his desk, and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation was trying to put a stop to it. Well, the investigation is complete and it doesn't look like the Bible is going anywhere.

No Pastors Have Been Forced to Officiate a Gay Wedding (and Hardly Anyone’s Asking Them To)

One of the Religious Right's biggest fears regarding the legalization of gay marriage was the possibility of pastors being forced to officiate against their conscience. A new poll by LifeWay Research, an evangelical research firm, throws cold water on that idea. Not only have pastors not been legally compelled to do so, they've barely been asked.

Fox News Panelist: If Kids Don’t Want to Say the Pledge, They’re “Free To Leave” the Country

An infuriating Fox News panel yesterday featured three guests, all of whom believed Florida students should say the Pledge of Allegiance because it was an act of necessary patriotism. One went even further, saying that students who didn't want to participate in the ritual were free to leave the country.

The Intellectual Prison of Ultra-Orthodox Judaism

Trying to stop people from educating themselves is one of the worst crimes there is.

Springfield (MO) City Council Member Refers to The Satanic Temple As a “Hate Group”

Yesterday, during a meeting of the Springfield (Missouri) City Council, councilor Kristi Fulnecky asked the city manager to give an update on the After School Satan clubs that may be coming to local elementary schools. After some back and forth about how this was really a school board issue rather than a city council concern, she referred to The Satanic Temple as a "hate group."

Christian Right Leader Says He Doesn’t Know Why God Sent a Flood to Ruin His Louisiana Home

After evacuating his Louisiana home due to flooding, Religious Right leader Tony Perkins was confronted with the fact that he and his colleagues always blame people they disagree with for spurring God's wrath. Critics gleefully wondered what his sin was. Perkins finally responded to that question yesterday, saying he had no idea why God caused this flood.

An Oklahoma Charity Rejected an Atheist’s Donation, So He’s Raising More Until They Say Yes

Matt Wilbourn, an atheist living in Muskogee, Oklahoma, tried donating $100 to a home for local children (many of whom are orphans), but his money was rejected by the organization after they learned his contribution was made on behalf of a local atheist organization.

After School Satan Clubs May Be Popping Up in Your Local Elementary School

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, talks about how After School Satan clubs may be coming to a district near you.

Just Because ISIS Recruits Aren’t Islamic Scholars Doesn’t Mean They Aren’t Swayed By Religion

A report from the Associated Press claimed that the earliest ISIS recruits actually knew very little about Islam. But does that mean religion had nothing to do with their manipulation? On the contrary, it's all the more reason we must speak out against religion and irrational thinking.

A Post I Wish I Had Written

It is not every day that I come across a post on a blog I've never heard of written by an author I've never heard of and find myself thinking, "Damn, I wish I had written that." When it happens, it seems almost criminal not to share it with as many people as possible. Show More Summary

Christian Activist: Vote for Donald Trump Because It Could Mean “Life or Death for Millions”

Christian activist Janet Porter wants you to vote for Donald Trump and she's going to guilt you into it. Referring to Trump's apparent plan to eradicate abortion rights, she says that millions of unborn babies are relying on a Trump presidency for their survival. (And so is God.)

BYU Has Altered Its Awful Policy Affecting Students Who Leave the Mormon Church While in School

Brigham Young University has a policy that singles out students who leave the Mormon Church while attending school. Instead of simply treating them the same way they do non-Mormons, ex-Mormons are punished much more severely. That policy has now changed -- just a bit -- but the school refuses to acknowledge FreeBYU's role in making that happen.

Oklahoma Voters Will Soon Decide Whether To Allow a Ten Commandments Display on Capitol Grounds

Oklahoma voters are one step closer to deciding whether religious displays, like the Ten Commandments monument that stood on the Capitol grounds until last year, should be legal in the state.

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