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Evangelical Speaker Praises Church for Supporting Trump: “You’re Too Nice” to Vote the Other Way

Kim Winston, a reporter for Religion News Service who covers the atheism beat, decided to mix things up last weekend and visit an evangelical church in Phoenix. The election was over, and she was hoping to hear something inspirational (even if it had some supernatural references).What she heard was something very different. Show More Summary

Are Safety Pins Poised to Make Comeback?

I, for one, think it is fantastic that some liberals have apparently decided that they are going to wear safety pins when out in public to communicate something to somebody who will probably have no idea what is being communicated. I...Show More Summary

This Is Not a Smart Way to Advertise Seminary School…

I'm sure this seminary wants to recruit new priests, but using the game with the tagline "Gotta Catch 'Em All" is probably not the best route for the Catholic Church...

If Evangelical Christians Are Backing Donald Trump, Then I’ll Have to Stop Backing Them

The past two weeks have revealed the type of attitude among evangelical Christians that's causing me to distance myself from them.

God and Guns Prove a Fatal Combination at Indian Wedding

Sadhvi Deva Thakur, an Indian mystic and self-proclaimed "god-woman," is a fugitive from justice after accidentally shooting four wedding guests with celebratory gunfire. One person died.

U.S. Federal Trade Commission: Homeopathic Remedies Can’t Falsely Advertise That They Work

The Federal Trade Commission -- a consumer protection agency -- took a major step this week to weaken the harmful effects of homeopathic remedies, which don't work and are effectively no better than placebos, yet which far too many Americans take in lieu of actual medicine.

This Student Found an Easy Way to Stop Her Choir Class from Singing Overtly Christian Music

12-year-old Kelly Helton, a middle school student in Kentucky, was bothered by all the religious songs they were singing in choir class. So she decided to do something about it. She tells the story in this one-minute video below:

After Video With Falsified Subtitles Spreads, Top Indonesian Politician Faces Blasphemy Inquiry

The Christian governor of Jakarta is under police investigation for blasphemy against Islam, even though he said nothing offensive against Islam.

Donald Trump’s Nominee for Attorney General Would Be a Disaster for Church/State Separation

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, tapped this morning by Donald Trump to be the next Attorney General, has made it very clear over the years that he values the Bible over the Constitution.

Goodbye and Good Riddance to Duck Dynasty

Ducky Dynasty, the show that gave a platform to unlikely Christian evangelists and not-so-subtle bigots, is finally going off the air. The Robertson family announced this week that the current season of the show would be its last.

Wait, Who’s Making an Appearance to Promote This Department Store’s Christmas Sale?

This Dillard’s department store may want to rethink the guest of honor during the upcoming Christmas sale...

Is Bannon the Worst Thing About Trump?

By Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons I am not sure I understand why many in the mainstream news media seem to have decided that Donald Trump's unusual approach to the transition is such a big story. I mean, one cannot...Show More Summary

When Our Inner Filters Fail and Our Thoughts Slip Out

Hindu funeral (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In our dealings with other people who might be described as less than close friends or loved ones (e.g., acquaintances, co-workers), we are generally expected to refrain from expressing what we...Show More Summary

Religious Discrimination Battle Rages On In Pasco, Washington

A small city in Washington state is at the center of a big debate over alleged religious discrimination and violations of the separation of the church and state.

Actor Anna Kendrick Recalls Being Terrified by the Bible as a Child

In an interview with NPR's Terry Gross, film actor Anna Kendrick reminisces about growing up Christian.It wasn't a walk in the park. Kendrick says that at a young age, religion gave her "crippling anxiety." She couldn't reconcile threats of "the lake of fire" with the kind of loving, friendly God her parents and her congregation required her to believe in.

We’ve Got a Fake News Problem, and Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones is on the Case!

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who perpetuates a lot of fake news stories, says that the mainstream media is creating all the fake news to discredit people like him.

In Grant County (KY), Home of Ark Encounter, a School District May Be Sued for Promoting Religion

According to the Kentucky-based Tri-State Freethinkers, the Grant County Schools have a long history of promoting Christianity and it's about time they put a stop to it. The group sent a long letter detailing the constitutional violations...Show More Summary

Humanists Go to Appeals Court in Battle Against Christianity-Promoting Colorado School District

Yesterday, representatives from the American Humanist Association argued in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals that their clients had standing to sue the Douglas County School District in Colorado over multiple promotions of Christianity.

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