Indian Atheist Requested the Constitution Instead of the Bhagavad Gita When Taking Oath, but the Judge Said No

This one’s hard to verify, so take it with a grain of salt.

According to the Indian Express, Sunil Bhalerao (below), an election official in charge of making sure everything is running smoothly, noticed something weird last year:

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Texas High School Continues to Push Christianity on Students Even After Several Warnings

A few days ago, I posted about how Pittsburg High School (Texas) baseball coach Tommy Stewart not only conducted Bible studies with his players after practice once a week, he also punished those who didn’t attend by making them run for 20 minutes. According to a letter to the school district from the Freedom From [Read More…]

Atheists Aren’t the Most Hated Religious Group in Canada, According to New Survey

When it comes to public perception of atheists in the U.S., we usually rank pretty low. In a 2008 survey, only Scientologists had a lower approval rating. And we know we’re at the bottom of the list when it comes to electability.

But that’s not the case in Canada.

A recent survey done by the Angus Reid Institute and Dr. Reginald Bibby of the University of Lethbridge found that atheists are not nearly as hated up north!

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Arkansas Methodist Church Told It Can’t Participate in Easter Parade, Likely Due to Its LGBT-Affirming Stance

The city of Eureka Springs, Arkansas was home to a huge “Celebrate Jesus Easter Parade” this weekend with several local churches taking part in the annual festivities.

But representatives from the Eureka Springs First Methodist Church were told they couldn’t participate even after being accepted initially.

Take a wild guess why…

Church member Suzie Bell believes it’s because of their stance on the LGBT community.

“They wanted to know what our banner was going to say, and it said “Jesus loves all. They had decided that they did not want us in the parade, and that we weren’t welcome.” Bell said.

“It was based purely on our love and acceptance of the LGBT community.” Bell said.

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Catholic School Nun Stabs Young Boy with Needle to Show Class How Jesus Suffered

I’ve always heard how Catholic school nuns are pretty strict, but this seems over the top even for them:

Sister Ludovita, 30, had been giving [religious education] classes at a school in the town of Kysucke Nove Mesto in northern Slovakia when she told unsuspecting pupil Adam Celko, 7, to come to the front of the class.

She then took a needle out of her handbag and rammed it into the boy’s hand in front of the horrified class, telling him that this was how Jesus suffered — and he would too if he behaved badly.

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