Florida Pastor With a Violent Past Shoots and Kills His Wife While Cleaning His Gun, He Claims

Pastor Darrel Reid, who runs a home-based ministry in Apopka, Florida, was cleaning his gun on Monday night when it went off and the bullet hit his wife in the head. Katie Reid died hours later in a local hospital.

It’s not the first time the pastor’s been involved in an incident.

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Head of Graying, Faltering Anglican Church Wants U.K. Broadcasters to Intensify Religious Coverage

Whatever things you may fault Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby for, a lack of chutzpah sure isn’t one of them.

Yesterday, Welby called for British public broadcasters, especially the BBC, to “promote religious literacy.” In fact, he wants that goal to become part of the BBC’s official mission (called a charter) that the government periodically gives the broadcaster as a set of stringent guidelines and obligations.

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Bangladeshi Home Minister Thinks He Knows Who’s Really Behind the Hacking Deaths of Secularists

Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says that the brutal killings of atheist bloggers and other minorities can be blamed on the Israeli government.

I guess Muslim extremists are off the hook.

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A Reminder: People Are Going to Have Different Worldviews. That Doesn’t Make Them Assholes.

If we get mad at peaceful protesters, we’re only going to hurt ourselves.

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It’s This Drowning Dog’s Lucky Day When a Sikh Samaritan Disobeys His Religion

Sarwan Singh is an Indian Sikh who, like virtually all Sikhs, always wears his turban in public — its a requirement of his faith. But when Singh happened upon a drowning dog, and realized that if he unfurled his turban, he might be able to loop it around the animal and save it, he didn’t hesitate.

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