Jury Says Two Towns, Overrun by Radical Mormons, Discriminated Against People Outside the Faith

The cities of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona are mostly populated by members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but there are also citizens who don’t belong to the radical Mormon sect. And since we don’t live in a theocracy, you’d expect city officials to treat everyone the same way.

That’s not what happened, though.


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Kiva Atheists Have Now Loaned Out an Astonishing $25,000,000 on the Microlending Website

Longtime readers of this site know that the Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics, Freethinkers, Secular Humanists and the Non-Religious group on microlending website Kiva is among the most popular on the site. We have loaned out more money than any other group and given out the most loans total. (The Kiva Christians come in second in both categories.)

But the atheists deserve another round of applause today because they just surpassed an astonishing $25 million in total loans made:


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In Idaho, An Outdated Law Mandating Bible Reading Will Be Replaced by a Law That’s Equally Useless

An Idaho bill that allows teachers to use the Bible in their classrooms when it would enhance the lesson — something that was already allowed — passed on a 31-3 vote yesterday. But there’s one benefit that we haven’t mentioned yet.

First, a little background: Last month, we learned about Senate Bill 1321, which was problematic because it permitted teachers to use the Bible even in science classes.


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A Conversation About Islam Between Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Maajid Nawaz

Ex-Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Muslim reformer Maajid Nawaz spoke about gender equality, free speech, and the problem of radicalism at a recent event. It took place in London on February 23.


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Without Referring to the Bible, Can You Prove…

It’s the same old argument: Can you prove a biblical “fact” without using the Bible as evidence?


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