Parents Who Allowed Their Daughter to Die of a Treatable Disease Convicted of Manslaughter

There’s another case of Christians killing their child because, rather than visit a doctor, they put their trust in God. (And it happened in Oregon, where these kinds of faith-based homicide cases are all too familiar.)



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If This Guy Raises $25,000, We Could See an Emoji Bible

Kamran Kastle thinks he knows how to get more young people reading the Bible. Forget adding illustrations, like many children’s versions of the book… instead, rewrite the whole thing in emojis. Or half of it, anyway. Sure, he’ll have to design about 5,000 emoji, including one of Jesus, but wouldn’t you rather read a Bible that looks like this?



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A Group of Private Schools in Pakistan Observed “I Am Not Malala” Day Yesterday

Yesterday, in a slap in the face to common decency, leaders of a large group of Islamic private schools in Pakistan celebrated “I am not Malala” day, because they see Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai as a black mark on their faith:



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Australian Public School Officials Under Fire After Removing Prayer and Hymns from Remembrance Day Service

A school in Australia is getting a taste of what it’s like in the U.S. when leaders do the right thing instead of following Christian tradition. At the Carrington Public School, in New South Wales, students will no longer recite the Lord’s Prayer and religious hymns on Remembrance Day (today). They’ll instead take part in a more secular service:



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A Judge Recently Ruled That Secular Humanism is a Religion; Will That Hurt Us in the Long Run?

A couple of weeks ago, a federal judge ruled in American Humanist Association v. United States that “Secular Humanism is a religion for Establishment Clause purposes.”

The backstory is that prisoner Jason Michael Holden wanted Humanism recognized that way so that he could benefit from the perks given to religious inmates, including:

(1) “proscription days” for religious holidays; (2) at least one hour of classroom/study time a week; (3) at least one hour of worship time each week; (4) the ability to congregate with other members of the religious group.



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