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Judge in Robbery Case Orders Retrial After Key Witness, a Muslim, Swore Oath on a Bible

Last August, Michael John Davies went to Victoria Kebab House near Liverpool, where he allegedly tried to rob the place with a hammer as his weapon. (He denies it.) There's a trial underway to determine his guilt but they're going to have to start over with a new jury due to a snafu that occurred after store manager Kerim Kurt, a witness, began giving testimony:

Coffee Enemas and Mineral Supplements Couldn’t Save the Life of Cancer-Stricken “Wellness Warrior” Jess Ainscough

When, in 2008, Australian wellness writer Jessica (Jess) Ainscough was diagnosed with a rare disease called epithelioid sarcoma, it became clear that the cancer cells had grown throughout her left arm and shoulder.Chemotherapy seemed...Show More Summary

Jimmy Kimmel’s Public Service Announcement for Anti-Vaxxer Parents

Jimmy Kimmel had this lovely rant against anti-vaxxers the other night, lambasting them for thinking they know more than actual doctors do. And then he aired a PSA featuring actual doctors...

Slate Advice Columnist: Young Atheist Should Write Unnecessary Essay to Get Out of Going to Sunday School

Yesterday, a letter was published in Slate's advice column "Dear Prudence" from a mother whose 12-year-old son had no desire to attend church:

Hell is for Sale and the Folks Behind DAMNED Want to Purchase the Infamous Michigan Town

A couple of weeks ago, Hell went on sale.The infamous Michigan town is worth just under a million dollars. And now that it's being sold, the people running an art show known as DAMNED want to purchase the space the build their own permanent exhibition space:

Ada County Highway District Commission (in Idaho) Votes for Prayer at Meetings, Despite Overwhelming Opposition

The Ada County Highway District Commission (in Idaho) has thrown the Constitution under the bus with their 3-2 vote to allow prayers during public meetings. What's amazing, though, is how many people were publicly opposed to the decision:

Lawsuit Challenges Unconstitutional Discrimination Against Humanist Inmates in North Carolina Prison System

Yesterday, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of prisoner Kwame Jamal Teague. Teague is a Humanist who's currently serving time at Lanesboro Correctional Institution in Polkton, North Carolina. Show More Summary

Christian School With Openly Gay Student Athletes Issues Vague Statement Condemning Homosexuality

Drew Davis and Juan Varona are two openly gay volleyball players at Erskine University, a private Christian school in South Carolina. Their sexual orientation hasn't been a secret -- it has even been publicized -- but the players have...Show More Summary

A Fling Without Fear: South Korea Legalizes Adultery; Birth-Control Stocks Surge

For the last 62 years, adultery was against the law in South Korea, drawing prison sentences of up to two years for both lovers. That ended yesterday.South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned a law that made adultery a crime, saying it violates the East Asian nation's constitution. Show More Summary

More Than Half of Republican Primary Voters Want to Establish Christianity as the National Religion

Public Policy Polling released a poll on Tuesday identifying Scott Walker (below) as the leading presidential favorite among primary-voting Republicans. Which isn't even the worst thing the poll tells us (and I say that as a Wisconsinite...). Show More Summary

Christianity-Promoting School District Says It Will Look Into Teacher-Led Prayers and Nativity Re-Enactments

The other day, I posted about the Eastern Howard School Corporation, a school district that was frequently violating the Constitution with its promotion of Christianity.Even when confronted with the problem, district officials didn't seem to care. Show More Summary

Apparently, Cubs Tickets Cure Homosexuality

Remember David and Jason Benham? They're the twin brothers who were all set to host a reality show on HGTV before their anti-gay bigotry became public and the show got canceled. They're still trying to capitalize on their notoriety. Yesterday, at a convention for National Religious Broadcasters, David Benham told the story of a gay man who contacted him from Chicago:

New Mexico Officials Cancel Museum’s Darwin Day Event After Creationists Complain About Not Being Included

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History was going to have a Darwin Day event this month, that was co-sponsored by New Mexicans for Science & Reason, the Humanist Society of New Mexico, and the Freedom from Religion Foundation chapter...Show More Summary

Pro-Life Legislator Defends Faith-Healing Parents: “If I Want to Let My Child Be with God, Why is That Wrong?”

Christy Perry (below) is an Idaho Republican State Representative who champions her support for the sanctity-of-life on her website, where she lists it as a pressing issue. So, presumably, if such a self-styled champion of life heard...Show More Summary

Wheaton College Student Pelted With Apple For Asking Question About Homosexuality

Wheaton College certainly had good intentions when they hosted a Town Hall Chapel for students Monday night. The annual all-school forum is meant to offer an opportunity for students to engage with the College President, currently Philip Ryken, on campus issues. Show More Summary

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Blasts Sen. James Inhofe (a.k.a. the “Senator with the Snowball”)

Yesterday, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), attempted to show how climate change science was bullshit... by bringing out a real live snowball. As if temporary coldness in DC offsets the mountains of evidence supporting climate change and our effect on it. Show More Summary

Leonard Nimoy, Who Played Mr. Spock on Star Trek, is Dead

Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known for playing Dr. Spock on Star Trek, died earlier today at the age of 83.

Michigan Civil Rights Group Puts a Stop to Ministry-Run Elementary School Bible Club Taking Place During Recess

I just posted about Hudsonville, Michigan the other day after their city newsletter began including the phrase "strive to serve God," a phrase that is also a part of the city's mission statement.It turns out that's just skimming theShow More Summary

I Once Signed an Abstinence Pledge and Wore a Purity Ring; Now, I’m a Sex-Positive Former Christian

This is a guest post by Brittany Machado. She is the producer of the documentary film Give Me Sex Jesus....I used to be the poster-child for Evangelicalism.They called me "Bubbly Brittany" because I was always so happy. You name it,Show More Summary

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