A South Dakota bill that would have weakened the teaching of evolution and climate change in classrooms has been defeated.
Pushing policy on the basis of what a Holy Book says is precisely what Republicans are afraid of when it comes to Islam.
Elizabeth Johnston, a homeschooling Christian mother, says her "The Activist Mommy" page was temporarily suspended on Facebook because she quoted the Bible and said homosexuality was "detestable" and an "abomination."This won't surprise you one bit: She has no idea what she's talking about.
When a Catholic school in Louisiana had students write an essay in honor of Black History Month, I don't think anyone was expecting someone to write about white supremacy, justifying it by saying there were only white people in the Bible, and then having it spread across the internet.
Christian apologist William Lane Craig often uses the argument that if God doesn't exist, we wouldn't have morals. Since objective morality exists -- and we all know certain things are inherently evil -- God must exist, too. In the video below, YouTuber Rationality Rules explains the argument and why it doesn't make any sense.
The city of Naples, Florida has an ordinance that bans mowing your lawn and trimming your trees on certain days of the year... but they may be going too far by adding Easter Sunday to that list.
If Christian officials in Belle Plaine, Minnesota don't like this Satanic monument, they should vote against a resolution that would create a "limited public forum" for religious displays in honor of veterans.
It's not legal when public schools plan field trips to Ark Encounter or the Creation Museum, and it's not okay when city officials do it either.
After years of battling it out in court, a Pennsylvania school district will have to shell out $163,500 in legal fees for the atheists who sued them to remove a Ten Commandments monument. That's the cost for the District's stubbornness and ignorance of the law.
Make no mistake: This is an attempt to elevate Christianity above all other religions (and atheism) without explicitly saying the Bible is true.
Introducing Mensez "Feminine Lipstick!" A "lipstick" that just straight up glues your labia shut so none of that icky menstrual fluid can get out! Because that's how anatomy works.
A California elementary school has become the second in the country to host a "Young Skeptics" club, helping kids learn how to think critically. It comes in response to the Good News Club, which exists to convert kids to Christianity before they're old enough to know better.
Last month, an Irish comedian referred to communion wafers as "haunted bread" on a late night talk show. It upset a local priest, who complained to broadcaster RTÉ that this was blasphemy. They have now responded by saying the comedian did nothing wrong.
This bill creates a bandage for a wound that doesn't exist. And it could make the lives of non-Christian students even worse.
This is a fantastic visual that shows why vaccination is so important for everyone in the community. When parents are allowed to opt out of having their kids vaccinated, it could hurt all of us.
No state is really safe for non-believers. You find creationist ideas in schools from Louisiana to New Jersey. You find efforts to send secular tax dollars to religious schools in Indiana and Florida. And, finally, you find polls done of all Americans demonstrating that plenty of families don't want their sons or daughters marrying atheists. Show More Summary
New Hampshire State Rep. Brandon Phinney, a Republican, just wrote a letter to the editor to a local newspaper commenting on the decline of religion in his state. He even said, "... it is difficult and to be frank, rather foolish, to hold onto archaic beliefs that deny reality."
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A full-page ad appearing in a large Idaho newspaper today challenges state law giving a Get Out of Jail Free card to parents who let their children die from neglect because their religion condemns doctors and medicine.
One month into the Trump administration, I’m looking for any reason to be optimistic. One that’s occurred to me is that I have to wonder whether I’m not falling into the trap of present bias – exaggerating how bad things are now, just because I wasn’t around in past eras when things were far worse, [Read More...]