Catholic Church Sends Warning Letter to Australian Businesses Supporting Marriage Equality, and No One Cares

Earlier this month, more than 150 Australian businesses voiced their support for marriage equality in full-page newspaper ads:

Contrary to what American Christian small business owners might have you believe, marriage equality isn’t just a decent ethical move; it’s a smart business decision.

That’s what the Catholic Church’s response in recent days is just a joke:

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Oklahoma Legislators Are Furious That Students Can’t Pray at Athletic Events, Even Though They Can

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA), which sanctions high school sports in the state, has an obligation to follow the law — as you would expect.

More than two decades ago, the OSSAA Board of Directors approved a policy that basically said they’ll abide by the Supreme Court decision in Lee v. Weisman (1992), which said public schools couldn’t sponsor prayers over the public address system at sporting events.

Simple enough. They didn’t even have to approve such a policy (since it was law), but they did.

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This May Be the Scariest Christian Summer Camp I’ve Ever Seen

I’ve heard of Vacation Bible School and Christian summer camps in general. But S.M.I.T.E. (Summer Missionary Institute of Training and Evangelism) is brand new to me.

And holy shit. The application is bananas.

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The Journey Away from God

Former pastor David Hayward shares his walk with God over the years:



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The “Nones” Are the Second-Largest “Religious Group” in Nearly Half the World

According to the Pew Research Center, the “Nones” (people who don’t belong to organized religion) are the largest “religious group” in seven countries and territories… and the second-largest group in 112 of them (nearly half of the countries in the world).



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