Former Mormons Find a Godless Path

Greg Wilcox has a terrific cover story about ex-Mormons who become atheists at City Weekly: Certain heavy-handed practices required by his mission also made [former LDS missionary Chris] Merris feel uneasy about his religion. He says that he and other missionaries were encouraged to go beyond the normal missionary discussions with prospective new members, implementing [Read More…]

A Fundraiser for Jessica Ahlquist

At the request of several readers, this is a separate thread just for the Jessica Ahlquist college scholarship fundraiser. If you want to help her, please contribute. Let the media know that there are a lot of us who support what she’s done and who want to make her future better than her present by [Read More…]

nakedpastor: God’s Putting You on Hold

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If Religious Athletes Were Honest…

Or: “Things Tim Tebow will never say.” (via the New Yorker — Thanks to Janice for the link!) [Read more…]

Supreme Court Rules That Ministers Cannot Sue Churches Over Employment Discrimination

In the recently-decided Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, the Supreme Court held (PDF) that “ministers” cannot sue their churches under federal employment discrimination laws.  For background on this case, see this previous post. Relying heavily on the history of the Constitution, the Court explained that the First Amendment was [Read More…]