Satanic Temple Claims Religious Exemption… in Support of Medically Accurate Information About Abortion

In light of the Hobby Lobby ruling, religious groups everywhere are jumping at the chance to deny women fundamental health care on the basis of the owners’ religious beliefs.

The Satanic Temple is using the same principle to do just the opposite.

In case you’re not familiar with them, The Satanic Temple is an organization whose mission is to “encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will.” In their next pro-human move, the group has just announced that it will assert a religious exemption from state-mandated “informed consent” abortion laws, and they say the Supreme Court’s decision strengthens their case.

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If Democrats Have This Much Support from Non-Religious Americans, Why Do They Avoid Us?

Gallup released a poll this morning that pretty much restates the obvious: Religious people support Republicans while non-religious people support Democrats.

In fact, the non-religious support for Democrats is about 22% higher than it is for Republicans:

In fact, no matter how you slice up the demographics, that trend seems to hold. With one exception: When we’re talking about African Americans, they overwhelmingly support Democrats regardless of how religious they are:

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This Church May Want to Rethink Its Definition of “Forgiveness”

I’m always amazed that the people who write those church marquee signs never have a teenager look them over first. When they don’t, they run the risk of putting up signs like this one, seen outside Oak Ridge Alliance Church in Tennessee over the weekend:



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Can Atheists Truly Appreciate Religious Art?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses whether atheists can truly appreciate religious art:



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Ray Comfort Apologizes for Saying There’s No Gravity in Space

The guy is wrong about damn near everything he preaches, but every now and then, he admits it.

Yesterday afternoon, Creationist Ray Comfort posted this comment on Facebook about how there’s no gravity in space:

That’s obviously wrong, considering gravity is how the Earth stays in orbit… and after being told in no uncertain terms that he is completely wrong, Comfort apologized a few hours later:

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