KY Judge Refuses to Do Secular Wedding Ceremony

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is getting involved in a case in Kentucky, where a county judge refused to do a wedding ceremony for a couple because they requested that it be a secular ceremony. That's pretty clearly illegal. … [Read more...]

Family Research Council Demands Special Rights

The Christian right has been pushing a bill called the First Amendment Defense Act, which would forbid any government action against someone for their "sincerely held religious belief" that marriage is between a man and a woman. But the FRC has now pulled its support because it was amended to cover their opponents as well: … [Read more...]

God Doesn’t Want Gay People to Have Birthday Cakes Either

We've witnessed several cases around the country where bakeries have refused to make wedding cakes for gay couples, but here's a new one: A baker that refuses to bake a birthday cake because they looked at the customer's Facebook page and found out she's lesbian. … [Read more...]

Landlord Wants to Evict Pastor Who Praised Orlando Killer

The company that owns the property where Verity Baptist Church is located in California, whose pastor Roger Jimenez praised the man who murdered 49 people at a gay club in Orlando and said we should all be happy he did it, wants to evict the church when their lease is up in March. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Virulently Anti-Gay Advisory Board

While Donald Trump absurdly proclaims himself to be more of a friend to the LGBT community than Hillary Clinton (who admittedly has always lagged behind popular opinion on such matters), he's about to appoint an advisory board of Christian right leaders who are virulently anti-gay. … [Read more...]

MS Gov. Bryant Goes Full-On Fake Martyr

Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi recently was given an award at the Watchmen on the Wall conference, a gathering of Christian right bigots, for his courageous stand in favor of anti-gay discrimination. And he said that Christians would be crucified before giving up their right to oppress gay people! … [Read more...]

Another Case of Christian Discrimination

A couple in Illinois wanted to hold their wedding at a lovely bed and breakfast. They visited the place, put down a deposit for their wedding day and thought that was the settled. Then the owner told them that they could only do it there if it was a Christian wedding ceremony. The ACLU has filed a complaint with the state. … [Read more...]

Trump Adviser: Food Aid Should Only Go to Christians

One of the lesser known Trump advisers is his "liaison for Christian policy," Frank Amedia. He's the head of Touch Heaven Ministries in Miami and Right Wing Watch did a little research on him. Turns out he thinks that food aid should be dependent on one's religion. This is about the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. … [Read more...]

MS Gov: Pro-Discrimination Law is Anti-Discrimination

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant went on Tony Perkins' radio show and made the truly weird argument that a new law in that state that allows Christians to discriminate against gay people is actually preventing discrimination against Christians. … [Read more...]

I Heart Loretta Lynch

The Department of Justice filed a federal lawsuit against the state of North Carolina for its ban on allowing transgender people from using the public restroom that matches their gender identity. Attorney General Loretta Lynch delivered a powerful statement at a press conference announcing the suit: … [Read more...]

Staver’s Warped Definition of Hateful

The FFRF is suing the Antelope Valley Union High School District because the district refused to include a scholarship they sponsor among a long list of scholarships available to students, while include many religious ones. Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman, says the school is right to do so because the scholarship contest is "hateful." … [Read more...]

NOM Begs for Money Because They’re So Successful

The National Organization for Marriage is an abject failure on pretty much every level. They've been unable to accomplish their primary goal of preventing same-sex marriage from becoming legal. But now they're claiming in a fundraising email that they're flat broke because they've been so successful. … [Read more...]