When an Indian man named Ravi had an affair with Krishna, a married woman who belonged to a higher caste, a local council made up of unelected men in the village decided to punish him.They sentenced Ravi's two sisters to be raped and paraded naked through the village with blackened faces.Seriously. That's the punishment.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Photo credit: Wikipedia) When someone we like and possibly even respect as a worthwhile contributor to secular activism is shunned, boycotted, demonized, and/or publicly shamed, we tend to come to this person's defense (here's an example of something like this from a few years ago). Show More Summary
In 2013, Kody Brown's family won a court battle that said he and his wives could legally live together in Utah. (The polygamous family stars in the TLC show Sister Wives.) While he has religious reasons for being married to multiple women, the state only allows him to be married to one. Show More Summary
What would you do if your dying mother asked you to pray with her?
Oliver Sacks, the 82-year-old neurologist and writer who announced his terminal cancer earlier this year, died this morning. Sacks was an atheist and an honorary board member of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, though fighting religion was never his primary concern:
Linda xo would like to apologize, on behalf of all Australians, for bringing us Ken Ham.Because there are no answers in Genesis, just ancient stories gullible people still believe.
Turns out Christians have second-rate versions of secular games, too:
A number of psychics who have been arrested for defrauding their clients could get an early release from prison if a parole board grants it. First, however, they have to come clean about their actions. You'll be shocked to learn the truth about their business:
At the Madison Pride Parade this month, Jesus made a surprise appearance and upstaged the Christians who claim to follow Him:
Heritage Academy in Mesa, Arizona requires all seniors to take a government/U.S. Constitution class. So you have to wonder why the textbook they're using promotes Christianity as if it's an integral part of both.According to Americans United for Separation of Church and State, this book and the class go far beyond what's legally allowed:
This is Connellsville Junior High East in Pennsylvania. As you can see, it has a Ten Commandments monument right in front of it, and that's been there since the Fraternal Order of Eagles donated it in 1957: A couple of years ago, Americans...Show More Summary
What happens when an ex-Governor who doesn't know anything interviews a blowhard who thinks he knows everything?Nothing. Nothing happens. There's no substance. No depth. Just meaningless babble about how much everything sucks and an understanding that it'll all just get magically fixed when their side is in charge.
Following Donald Trump's latest Bible-related disaster where he couldn't even name his favorite verse and claimed to love the Old and New Testament equally, the #TrumpBible hashtag began trending on Twitter, with people suggesting what the Good Book would look like with the Trump stamp of approval:
BuzzFeed's Jesse Hyde has an fascinating story about Jaime Prater, a documentary filmmaker who exposed the dark secrets of the community he grew up with, Jesus People USA (JPUSA):
The Southern Baptist Convention is deeply in the red, coming in $21 million under budget. That means they will have to lay off 600-800 people from its International Mission Board.What's striking is how they're trying to let everyone down gently by saying this is all part of God's Plan:
The city of Calgary has unveiled a rainbow-colored bus in honor of the annual Calgary Pride Festival, and one driver says he'd rather lose his job than drive it.
"The road to Hell is paved with good intentions" is a quotation that isn’t actually in the Bible, but that would actually be quite fitting in the case of the six severely deluded Bangladeshi men who were arrested for allegedly beating a woman to death in the name of "releasing her from an evil spirit" inside a local Catholic Church.
The Missouri State University chapter of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) recently asked students to tell them "what 3 words they'd use to describe God": One of those students wanted to know what this was all about, so she attended their meeting last night. Show More Summary
Usually, public school teachers can get away with wearing a crucifix necklace or hijab if they want to because it's not considered distracting. It's an expression of their faith, but neither one of those things suggests any sort of proselytizing.Rev. Show More Summary
Last month, during the Satanic Temple's unveiling of a Baphomet statue in Detroit, local news station WDIV interviewed Andrew Bowser, a man who is indisputably Satan's most enthusiastic worshipper.The interviewer must have been holding the microphone at a safe distance while Andrew shifted through the dark and poetic testament of his dedication. Show More Summary